June 25, 2022

Are you sick of saying “Hey Google” every single time you want to speak to Google Assistant? Thanks to a new feature simply called “Look and Talk,” you won’t ever need to again. As it sounds, all you’ll need to do is look at the screen of your Nest smart display and begin speaking. It works with all the usual commands you normally use.

In order to use this new feature — which was announced at Google I/O 2022 — you’ll have to enroll your Nest Hub Max in the program, which can be done through the Google Home app. Once enabled, the camera on the Nest Hub Max will watch out for someone to look at it, then identify the person based on Google’s existing Face Match and Voice Match technology.