Google has announced that it is rolling out an early preview
of Zoom support for the Nest Hub Max smart display. The company is making the
preview available to users in Canada, US, Australia and UK for now.
In addition to that, users of the Google or Nest Wi-Fi
system would notice improvements in the quality of video calls as the devices
have been updated to automatically detect or prioritize video call traffic for
Google Meet and Zoom.
The update was necessary especially in this time because more and more people will be using the video call functionality during the holiday season to connect with friends and family. Moreover, Zoom has been quite a helpful video-conferencing tool for people to virtually engage with one another this year especially, amidst the pandemic that has compelled people to maintain social distancing.
Zoom is being added to Nest Hub Max after the service was
added to Facebook’s Portal devices in September. This kind of smart play is
especially popular among users who want to utilize smart speakers for more than
just the audio feature.
In order to access Zoom’s functionality on your Google
device, you simply need to link your Google and Zoom accounts and then give
commands to the device using your voice, like “Hey Google, join my next
meeting” or “Hey Google, start a Zoom call.”