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Offbeat You can now schedule routines on Google Home

18:12  27 july  2018
18:12  27 july  2018 Source:   theverge.com

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The Google Assistant can get multiple things done automatically with Routines . You can schedule a Routine for when you need it, or start it any time with You can also set up Home & Away Routines , which start when the first person comes home or when everyone is away. This feature is not currently

Open the Google Home app. Go to Settings> Routines . Create a new routine with the + button. Scroll to the “Set a time and day” option to schedule things ahead of time. Want your bedroom lights to turn on every morning at 7 am on workdays? You can do that.

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Google Assistant introduced multi-step routines earlier this year, allowing for a combination of several actions (toggling lights, changing the thermostat, etc.) to be carried out with one command. At the time, it was said that Google was also planning to add the ability to schedule routines, but no timeframe was given except “later this summer.” Now, as Droid Life spotted on Reddit, it looks like the scheduling feature is rolling out.

As of yesterday, some users are seeing the option, which appears within the Google Home app. Tap Settings, then Routines, and then the “+” button to create a routine. If its available for you, there should also be an option to “Set a time and day (optional).”

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I'm using Google Home mini with via Oneplus 3t. For some reason the Routines option is not visible in the settings, even when i change my phone's Having said that, i was able to access routines once, when i set up google home for the first time, through a banner in the app saying "set you morning

A nighttime routine for Google Home that locks the door, turns off the lights, asks when the alarm should be set and plays sleep sounds. When routines were first introduced, you could only trigger them with a short phrase. Now you can create routines that run on a schedule .

a screenshot of a cell phone: Google Home routine scheduling © Image: Droid Life Google Home routine scheduling

This should be supremely helpful for people actively using the routines. You could schedule Google Home’s Morning Routine for when you wake up every day, prompting actions like taking your phone off silent and adjusting the lights automatically instead of having to ask Google every morning.

For the scheduled routines to run, a Google Home unit needs to be selected to run the actions. One a device finishes running a routine, it will give an audio acknowledgment and notify you on your phone.

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