Google Home has received Italian language support today and while the speaker still hasn't launched in Italy, with native support for the language of the country a proper launch within it can't be too far off, at least that's what it seems. It should also be noted that Google Home Mini speakers received the support as well which means that both speakers could end up launching in Italy soon, giving consumers in the region more choice on which smart speaker to pick up, if they're looking for one in the first place.
This is a great step forward for Google Home and for users who speak Italian that may have wanted to use one of the products with Italian, but there are some caveats for the moment. While Google Home now speaks and understands Italian, not all functions are supported in Italian. Routines for example, which just officially launched in the U.S., do not work, and it's not possible to utilize home automation control. These are two big features that are missing, but users in the region should expect to see them at some point as it will only be a matter of time.
If you have Italian set up for your Google Home, the interesting thing is that some smart home control such as adjusting the lighting can be activated if the user speaks the command in English, and then Google Home will follow up the command with a response in Italian before carrying out the task it was given. This should signify that Google is perhaps still working on getting everything fully ready for complete compatibility with the Italian language, and although there is no indication of how long that may take, it could be right around the corner. If you're wanting to try Google Home in Italian finding it is easy enough. Just go into the settings menu of the Google Home app, then tap on the speaker, and then tap on Assistant language and Italian should be there.