Google Assistant and Google Home are going to be more helpful with its six Google Assistant routines.
Google Assistant Routines Release Date
Google announced in October that they are following the steps of Amazon and they will add multistep smart home routines. With a voice command, it will allow you to take several actions like toggling of lights, changing the thermostat and many more. Google gave details last month about the first six routines of the assistant.
Google finally launched the Assistant routines and are rolling out now. The routines can be found in the Google Home app. If you are seeing the routines, you should be seeing the six routine options.
Routines are available on March 13th, 2018.
Google Assistant Routines
The routines are for your Google Assistant. Your single command can do different things automatically.
The commands will start its routines with a certain set of commands. The commands can be removed or you can add them. You can also set what they can access so that the routine will fit your needs.
The user can access the routines by going to the settings in the Google Home or Google Assistant and it is under the Home Control, Music, and Shortcuts. The Good Morning routine is the only routine that is available now but the other routines will be enabled soon.
OK Google, I’m Home
To start a Routine the user can simply say, Ok Google, I’m Home. The routine will then adjust the lights, the thermostat, the TV, play some music and other things.
Good Morning, Leaving Home, Commuting to Work, Commuting Home, I’m Home, and Bedtime is the first wave of routines. The routines are distinctive to the individual voice of users so the members of the household can set up their own routines.
If you are new to the idea of using routines, the great news is that you can configure one of them to take care of multiple actions.
- Good Morning Routine
In the Good Morning routine, the user can silent his phone if he is are using an Android phone, he can also adjust the volume of the phone, fix the lights or the thermostats, hear about the weather, check his commute information or calendar, and reminders. He can also play music, radio, news, or catch up on the podcast and audiobook.
- Leaving Home
When the user says he is leaving home, the Assistant adjusts the lights, thermostats and other things.
- Commuting to Work
The commuting routines can only be accessible from your Android phone or iOS. The user will get information about his commute, the weather alerts, his calendar entries or recent reminders. Then, the Assistant will adjust the lights, thermostats and other connected smart devices.
- Commuting Home
The user will get information about his commute, the weather alerts, his calendar entries or his recent reminders. Then, the Assistant will adjust the lights, thermostats and other connected smart devices. The assistant will broadcast to the home speaker that you are on your way home then the routine will adjust your media volume and will play music, or radio.
- I’m Home
The routine will adjust or turn the lights on, adjust the thermostat. You will hear from your home speaker that you are home.
The routine will silent your phone. You will also hear the next day’s weather and the first calendar event. It also includes turning off the lights, setting the alarm to wake up in the morning or add music with a timer so it will not play all night.
These routines will save people time as they don’t have to say OK Google or Hey Google commands for every single command. It is also more convenient and less annoying to finish the actions in one command.