Set up multiple users for your speaker or Smart Display

You can link up to 6 people’s voices with Voice Match to a single speaker or Smart Display. After you link your voice, you can use voice commands to listen to personalized media.

To upgrade to the new version of Voice Match, everyone who's voice is linked to your device must complete the upgrade.

Link your voice

To link your voice with Voice Match, you must link one Google Account. If you have multiple Google Accounts, you can choose which account you want to use.

  1. Open the Google Home app Google Home.
  2. At the bottom, tap Home .
  3. Tap your speaker or Smart Display and then Device settings  and then Accessibility.
  4. Tap Link your account and then Continue.
  5. Follow the steps.

When you link your voice and use the Google Assistant in US English, the Google Assistant will automatically acknowledge when you ask it for something politely.

See which devices are linked to your voice

  1. Open the Google Home app Google Home.
  2. At the bottom, tap Account  and then Settings.
  3. Tap Assistant and then Voice Match.

You'll see a list of speakers and Smart Displays that are linked to your voice.

Unlink your voice from your device

To stop getting personal results on your speaker or Smart Display, unlink your voice.

Note: To unlink your voice, you need to unlink your Google Account. To continue using the device, set up your speaker or Smart Display again with your Google Account.

  1. Open the Google home app Google Home.
  2. At the bottom, tap Account  and then Settings.
  3. Tap Assistant and then Voice Match.
  4. Choose what device to  unlink
    • Unlink a specific device: Next to the device you want to unlink, tap Clear Clear and then Unlink.
    • Unlink all devices: Tap Remove from all devices and then Unlink.

You'll see a message that your Google Account and voice are unlinked from the device.

Understand how your voice works with other settings

Upgraded Voice Match
  • After you teach the Google Assistant to recognize your voice, a unique voice model is created on Google’s servers and stored on each of your devices.
  • When someone speaks to your device, your device sends the voice model to Google to process the query and determine if it’s you by comparing it against the voice model. Google deletes the voice model and comparison data immediately after processing.
  • If Google identifies you, your device will provide your personal results.
  • Without a match, the device will treat the query as a guest query and will not provide personal results.

Voice Match & personal results
  • If no one links their voice with Voice Match to the speaker or Smart Display and the person who set up the device allows personal results, anyone can access those personal results.
  • After you link your voice with Voice Match, the Google Assistant will not respond with your personal results to a voice it doesn’t recognize as yours.
  • A voice that sounds like yours might be able to get these results, too. If you're not comfortable with this, stop allowing personalized results.
Voice Match & media services
  • If you link your voice with Voice Match and choose specific music and video services, the Google Assistant can provide personalized music and video suggestions.
  • When other people use the speaker or Smart Display that is linked to your voice, your media history and recommendations from these services might change.
  • To stop others from using your media services, ask them to link their own music and video services.
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