Google Home gains new generative AI capabilities to help automate your home

What you need to know

  • Managing and controlling your compatible fan speed is possible via the Google Home app.
  • The capability comes as part of a new update for Google Home controls, including generative AI integration.
  • Some features are already available through the Public Preview version of Google Home.
  • The Seasonal Savings program is now supported across all Nest thermostats.

To manage your Google Home and Nest hubs more efficiently, the search giant has rolled out significant updates for the Google Home app, including controls alongside powerful automation tools.

The Google Home app is getting expanded controls for compatible smart home devices as part of the update. It includes the ability to control the rotation and speed of fans compatible with the Google Home app. The blog post also says users will be able to see more data from sensors in your home. Users will be first able to witness through Public Preview that it ought to be coming soon.

Google Home new controls

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The automation capabilities are coming to Google Home via the script editor that promises powerful automation, and some early capabilities that are yet to be officially featured on the Google Home app. For instance, users can “use camera events like ‘package delivered’ to initiate automation and write custom notifications to keep your household informed.” The ability is available now for users in the Public Preview of the app.