OK Google in Home’s Presence

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One of the small annoyances of using Google Home is that it is almost entirely when I’m within earshot of my Android device. The result… the phone triggers as well with an acknowledgement, even when the Google Home itself doesn’t.

It can be a bit disconcerting and I’ve lost my train of thought a few times when this has happened. What did I want to ask again?

Google does have its equivalent of “Echo Spatial Perception” to shut down multiple triggers from different devices. Maybe at least it could disable the acknowledgement tone on Android devices when they are within the same WiFi coverage or earshot of a Home?

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