Zoom will soon be accessible via Assistant-enabled Smart Displays such as Nest Hub Max, Google has confirmed. Nest Hub Max and Assistant together provide users with access to Duo and Google Meet for some time now. Google is now looking to extend video calling support on Smart Display devices to more video-calling apps and services.
Zoom app support coming to smart displays
The video-calling usage has gone up in the wake of the pandemic. Evidently, Google wants to cash in on the on-going work-from-home trend where personal and professional connections continue to rely heavily on video and remote calling solutions. Zoom will be available on Nest Hub Max and other Assistant-enabled Smart Display devices later this year.
“We want everyone to be able to keep in touch while staying safe, and that’s why we want you to be able to use the video calling option of your choice,” said Lilian Rincon Senior Director of Product Management, Google Assistant.
How to get started with Zoom using Nest Hub Max
You can easily get started with Zoom using Nest Hub Max. All you need to do is say “Hey Google, start a meeting.”
This way, users can connect with up to 100 people with Zoom. Google has already confirmed that anyone with a Zoom account (free or paid) will be able to join a video call from their Hub Max or other Assistant-enabled Smart Display in the coming days. Zoom users can also easily move from one call to another, courtesy of Google Assistant. Use the following command:
“Hey Google, join my next meeting.”
This way, Zoom users can easily move to the next call added to their personal Google Calendar.
Google Assistant is also rolling out support for “speed dial” on the Nest Hub Max, courtesy of household contacts. This feature is limited to some speakers and Smart Displays in English and the US.
“Hey Google, set up household contacts.”
Now, select the person you wish to add to your speed dial. Tab ‘Done.’