Netflix just got that little bit smarter thanks to Google Assistant

The chance to control Netflix with your voice would probably rank pretty highly on the list of reasons Google Home devices shipped over six million units over the festive period.

The novelty of saying “Ok Google, play Stranger Things” and seeing it appear on a Chromecast-enabled display without lifting a finger is likely to remain a tech fan party trick for quite some time.

Now the feature has received a clever little upgrade, thanks to the Google Assistant’s ability to recognise individual voices.

Now, provided you have Voice Match enabled for multiple people in your house, streaming requests will load in the respective Netflix profile.

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Previously, prompts to play certain content would be carried out within the default Netflix profile associated with the account.

Within its support documents (via AndroidPolice) Google explains: “For Netflix, if you have a personal profile on a Netflix account, you can link your personal profile and set up Voice Match to play content where you left off.”

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How to…

The functionality can be enabled via the Google Home app settings, under videos and photos.

You’ll need to hit Menu > More settings > Videos and photos > Netflix. Here you’ll be able to select “Manage Profile” to enable Voice Match for a specific profile.

Naturally, other people in the home can repeat the feat within their own Home app to ensure Voice Match is linked to their Netflix profile.

Hopefully, this negates the voice activated feature’s only drawback; all of those Kids TV shows screwing up your recommendations.

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