More smart home devices have gained support from Google Home today. This includes four new brands that are now part of the list alongside all of the other device brands, though this doesn't necessarily mean it's limited to just four new devices as the support covers the product lines. Of the newly supported devices users will now be able to use Google Home to interact with stuff from iHome, Samsung's Artik Cloud lineup, Leviton, and Emberlight. While iHome and even Artik Cloud are relatively well-known connected home product brands, users would be forgiven for not being familiar with devices from Emberlight or Leviton as they don't seem to be as prominent as the other two. That being said, more support is always good since it opens up a range of options for consumers whether they're just now considering picking up a Google Home or whether they've been a loyal user of the device since it became available.
Google seems to be slowly but surely expanding Google Home smart device support to include as many of the possible connected products as they can and every new set of brands that gets added to the list gets them a little closer to the expansive compatibility that's offered by Amazon's Echo speakers.
While more device support is always nice as it helps the Google Home speaker become ever more useful in the long run, what might be more useful is Google's recently added support for multiple user accounts. This was actually added back around April 20th and now that it's enabled users can be added to the speaker so that each individual person can interact with it using their own account information. What this does is make any relative information and data that is offered as a result of speaking to Google Home and is tied to a specific account will appear on other devices where that account is present. Google now allows six accounts total which is likely to be plenty for most homes that only have one speaker. While Google Home may have launched with a pretty small list of supported products, the list is looking pretty decent in size now and is only continuing to grow.