Hey Google, Stop!

Why is it that my Google Home speaker can understand “Meh Groovle” and “Fey Rupal” from 100 feet away, and spring instantly to life, but its reaction to “Hey Google, stop,” when I want it to stop playing something, is to completely ignore me repeatedly.


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Jarek on November 14, 2022 - 10:13 Permalink

Just getting ready for "I'm sorry Peter, I'm afraid I can't do that."

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Nay Google on November 14, 2022 - 11:20 Permalink

Exactly why I ditched Google for Alexa

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Oliver on November 24, 2022 - 03:12 Permalink

Well, if you're like me and saying it while the song is blaring, Google's facing an obvious signal-to-noise disadvantage. Unless you're a soprano yelling to stop to a famous bass oratorio to accompaniment by tuba, then with the frequency separation and AI familiarity with the tune, then I suppose YMMV.