Smart Home Actions Like Turn Lights On/Off Can Now Be Scheduled By Google Assistant At A Certain Time

The most helpful applications to control a to control your smart home are smart speakers and voice assistants taking all instant actions. Google assistant can now schedule commands.

The capability of controlling and adjusting smart home hardware, subjected to a schedule is being set in motion by Google assistant as we speak. To give an instance, the Assistant can be asked to turn on a lamp with a Philips Hue light bulb at a certain point or simply plan actions for a later moment in time. Additionally, actions can also be commanded for a specific duration of time. “Hey Google, turn on the lights for 15 minutes” that would instantly turn the lights on and ensure to shut them off within the given time frame, without having the requirement to give the command for the very same action. The first announcement of this feature took place at CES in January 2020.

It seems this feature is life at the moment, but the users can still face an end of its rollout. Anyhow, on Nest Hub, the Assistant can be asked to schedule lights to turn on at a certain time and on a timer. The scheduling of these actions was not tried on a different day, but Android Police ensures that it still works all right. Users have the ability to schedule Assistant actions out by “several” days, says Google on its support page, but that element still appears to be a bit unsteady.

The commands can be scheduled by the users by activating a precise time or duration. For example:
1. “Hey Google, turn on the lights in twenty minutes.”
2. “Hey Google, turn on the lights at 9 AM.”
Commands can be scheduled for the present day or another day within the next seven day period. For instance, users can say:
1. “Hey Google, turn on my coffee maker at 6 AM tomorrow.”
2. “Hey Google, run my sprinkler in a week at 8 PM.”

Even though it comes across as a generic feature, Assistant seemed to be long due for something like that. Amazon Alexa as well lacks the same, however, an identical function was working with the company’s routines.

This feature is available to smart home devices in particular. Actions like playing music or using routines cannot be scheduled. Although, both Assistant speakers/displays and smartphones do have the accessibility to it. Scheduled actions as a group or on a per-device basis can be cancelled, as noted by Google on its support page.