Google Assistant just got a lot better at controlling your smart home

Google Assistant Routines begin initial rollout, replaces 'My Day'

Google Assistant Routines begin initial rollout, replaces 'My Day'

The long-awaited multi-step routines have just started to roll out to customers in the U.S. Last October, Google first announced that it was following Amazon's footsteps and adding the multistep smart home routines. It is also being reported that the Google Assistant "Routines" will replace the already available "My Day" feature from the services list.

With Routines, users can setup multiple actions based on a phrase like, "Good morning". Based on users who have received Routines, it looks like "Good morning" is the only option available at the moment.

For more information about the Routines feature, Google has launched support page focused on setting up Google Home Routines. The commuting routines are only accessible from your phone, as you're likely to be on the go when using them. The routines are unique to each user's individual voice, so different members of a house can have their own routines set up. This seems to hint that the feature could be arriving soon, otherwise why would Google bother uploading the support pages so soon, right? For Good Morning, the first available routine, you can take your phone off silent (if you're using Android), adjust the phone volume, fix the lights and thermostats, hear the weather, and check your commute, calendar, and reminders. Then he can play news, music, radio, or catch up with an audiobook or podcast. Some smart home integrations are not yet available with routines, so although you'll be able to turn on lights and thermostats, Logitech accessories and others won't work yet.