Smart devices and voice assistants have become a thing of regular usage and perhaps the most useful part of our daily lives. Google Assistant is one among others, that’s loved by a lot of people to control their smart home appliances. However, controlling smart devices using a voice assistant is all about instant actions and not about scheduling a task. But now, Google Assistant is adding the ability to schedule your actions beforehand and execute them later automatically.
Currently, Google Assistant is rolling out this ability to control and adjust smart home appliances such as smart bulbs based on a schedule. Now users can ask the Assistant to turn on or off a light bulb at a specific time or schedule it to perform the action after a certain period of time. Here’s how you can use Google Assistant to schedule commands to control your smart home.
Google Assistant Schedule Smart Home Actions
You can now turn on the light at a specific time by giving a voice command to your Assistant. For example, to turn on your lights at 3 PM, you can ask your voice assistant, “Hey Google, turn on the light at 3 PM.” Apart from this, you can also command your Assistant to turn on lights for a certain length of time. For example, just say, “Hey Google, turn on the lights for 10 minutes,” to immediately turn on the lights but for ten minutes. Google Assistant will automatically turn off the lights after a specified duration in the voice command, here 10 minutes.
You can use this feature to schedule smart home actions for different days also. What this means is you can now ask the Assistant to perform an action tomorrow or some other day. For example, you can say, “Hey Google, turn on the living room lights tomorrow at 5 PM.” The voice assistant will remember this task and execute it the next day at 5 PM. This feature can schedule tasks for any day within a period of the next seven days. However, some users report that this feature may not work well for actions scheduled out by several days.