Google Assistant just got a lot better at controlling your smart home

Google Assistant multi-step routines are now live in the US

They are called Leaving Home, I'm Home, Commuting to Work, Commuting Home, and Bedtime. Long-awaited multi-step routines are just today starting to roll out to users in the USA, as first spotted by Android Police. That particular command could: take your phone off silent; adjust lights, plugs, thermostats and more products to a certain setting; tell you about the day's weather, commute, calendar, or reminders; and adjust media volume. Similarly, the daily recap has been absorbed into the Good morning routine. So, various members of the household can set their own routines. The feature replaces the My Day and daily recap features. It appears only the Good Morning routine is available for now, as Android Police reports, but the rest should go live pretty soon.

Find routines under the Home Control, Music and Shortcuts section on the Google Home or Assistant apps.

Google Assistant's new feature, however, does not support all Google Assistant enabled products. Google may add such support with the future updates, but as of now, no information is available on the same.

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Being able to ask Google Assistant follow-up questions without needing to say the action word again has removed a lot of frustration we used to experience when interacting with the search giants virtual assistant. We heard some weeks back about location-based reminders in Assistant for phones, but the Home release was "in the coming weeks".

Domino's Pizza joined the roster of Google Assistant ordering partners last December and played a starring role in the Google Fun House last weekend (pizzas were handed out to those waiting in line, while those inside got to test ordering by saying, "Okay Google, talk to Domino's..." and then track an order using the pizza chain's "order tracker" on its mobile app).

Voice assistants have a tremendous scope of reaching out to more customers through mobile devices.


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