- Google rolled out new automation features in its Google Home App that make it way better than it ever was.
- Google also introduced many script editing capabilities, which added more functionality to the app than ever before.
- Marketers and analysts expect these changes will put the Google Home app at the top of the “Home App” market.
If you thought was not a great app to manage all the Google IoT devices in your home, then think again. Google has turned the tables (and the competition) completely as it introduced various automation features, along with script editing capabilities.
For the technically uninitiated, there are various new functions in the Google Home App that now make it more compelling than before. One of them is the function to automatically trigger certain routines when you start and stop your Google devices.
The same can be triggered when temperatures rise or fall, occupancy decreases or increases, devices get charged, the volume gets muted or umnuted, etc.
Even more new actions like opening and closing devices, pausing and playing media (music and videos), rebooting devices, docking your Google devices, etc., all can be detected easily now, along with allowing you to set an automated response for them.
However, its new automation features aren’t its only additions. For the Public Preview build for testers, Google has also added a host of new script editing features as well.
Ts allows you to set specific events to occur, which will get triggered when another specific event happens. For example, if your Google Home camera sees your dog being in an agitated state and barking a lot, you can set Google Home to automatically play calming music to calm your dog down.
While the extent of the script editors hasn’t been fully realized yet, we expect great things to come out of it.