According to reports, the Google Assistant is getting a new feature that allows users to select sunrise and sunset as triggers to start a routine. The routine setup page, which can be accessed through the Google Home app or the Google Assistant settings, is also reportedly being redesigned with a simplified view. The new option to trigger a routine with sunset or sunrise will appear next to the existing voice command and time options on the Routine Setup page in screenshots displayed on Reddit. The redesign also seems to only leave two sections on the page for creating a new routine – “How to Start” and “This Routine Will”.
According to the screenshots shared by a Reddit user, the Sunrise / Sunset Assistant routine in the Google Home app allows users to set routines related to the position of the sun. The Google Assistant can start your custom routine based on the time of day for a given location. Users can also choose when to start the sunrise and sunset routine, e.g. B. 4 hours before sunrise, 15 minutes before sunrise, at sunrise, 30 minutes after sunrise, etc.
Users can customize the routines to trigger on specific days of the week and receive notifications when the routine starts. Screenshots show this. Routines can be set as reminders to send and read text, adjust home devices like lights and plugs, adjust phone settings, play and control media, and much more. These are broken down into details and you can add custom actions to them.
According to the Reddit post, the new triggers are available in the latest beta version of the Google Home app (v18.104.22.168).
However, according to a report by 9to5Google, the set up routines page under the Google Assistant settings is undergoing a major overhaul, apart from the new triggers for sunset and sunrise. The Google Assistant is reporting “Suggested Actions” at the bottom of the Routines page.
The redesign also makes it easier to edit existing routines by numbering all secondary actions that are triggered. The report claims that for both Android iOS users, the redesign will be extended to the Google Home app on a large scale.
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