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#Google Home is continuing to ingratiate itself into the homes of #American consumers as they explore the device’s potential. Most recently, Google Home’s ability to multitask has wowed the nation, as the devices silently updated to learn how to do two things at once.

Google Home is rapidly coming to catch up with Amazon’s Echo, a service which itself has stunned consumers in the digital age with its ability to learn about its users over time to better service their request. Google still has a lot of ground to cover before it can catch up to Amazon’s monstrous sales figures, however; #Amazon Echo sales recently reached some 15 million, according to TechCrunch, and now encompass some 76 percent of the US smart home device market, compared to Google Home’s much smaller 23.8 percent.

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Amazon’s iron grip on the market may be in danger, however; Google Home’s new multitasking is drawing it countless headlines and reshaping how consumers use their devices daily. Google’s robotic butler is now the first smart home device of its nature that can really accomplish two tasks at once, something which has largely evaded even Amazon’s capabilities thus far.

As algorithm-driven digital devices like Amazon’s Echo and Google Home continue to spread into more consumer households, with tens of millions to be sold by 2017’s end, according to Forbes, such impressive advances in tech are only likely to become more common.

Capacity to multitask

Google didn’t make any official announcement to Google Home users before it rolled out the update that gave the devices the capacity to multitask. Virtually all customers were left to find out on their own that their Google Homes could play music while kickstarting the Roomba.

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The company still hasn’t figured out how to allow its Google Home devices to accomplish more than two things at once, though such breakthroughs are likely only around the corner.

Voice-activated functions

Most analysts were taken by surprise by the move, as it was expected Google was spending most of its time working on tech in your kitchen, bundled actions that your device will accomplish if you say the right code word. By saying a key phrase, such as “OK Google, goodnight,” your device will soon spring into action and do multiple things at once, like dimming the lights or altering the temperature for night, per Engadget’s reporting.

As Google Home’s ability stretch past the limits of its competitors, it will likely pick up steam to catch up on Amazon’s early successes. Smart home assistants powered by the AI revolution and machine learning are becoming all too familiar with today’s living rooms, and it’s only a matter of time until today’s multitasking breakthroughs are viewed as trivial. Expect more Google Homes to dot America’s living spaces, as today’s multitasking accomplishments are just the start of a new era.