Google’s Assistant is going a step further in its functionality by letting users tune on and off the smart lights at scheduled times. This feature was announced at the CES event earlier this year but now rolls to all users. While it’s still in the starting stages, it currently lets users schedule the connected smart lights until tomorrow.
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Penetrating more into our lives, Google has added support for scheduling the smart lights through its Voice Assistant. Google is already selling several smart home devices like speakers, display, etc. Since these come with Google Assistant integration, they can be used for controlling the connected smart lights whenever desired.
But, this is limited to only turning them off and on just then. There’s no support for scheduling them for later. Google has announced to bring this support soon at the CES event earlier this year and now started rolling out to users. With this extended support, users can now schedule the switching on/off of their smart lights for later.
While Google’s documentation says users can schedule lights for the next seven days, it doesn’t seem to be functional just yet. As reported by Android Police, they have tried scheduling the lights only until tomorrow. Until then, users can try the following types of commands like “Turn the lights off in 10 minutes“, “Turn on the entrance light for 10 minutes” etc. You can also specify a time like “Turn on the living room light at 6 PM.”
Make sure you mention the time when scheduling for later. If not, the assistant just notes the command and execute unexpectedly whenever it feels right. Google says there will be an option to cancel the schedules, which may come later.
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