Google Home, the search giant’s answer to Amazon’s Echo speaker, launched with at least one glaring omission: The ability to access and manage multiple calendars. That’s particularly surprising considering that so may people use Google’s own Calendar app to organise their lives, but, thankfully, the company now seems to be rolling out an overdue update.
Multiple people have reported seeing the new option pop-up in their Google Home apps. Here’s how it works (courtesy of Android Police).
How the New Google Home Calendar Feature Works
To check if you have access to the new feature yet, just open the Google Home app. Then go into More Settings via the left side menu and find the Calendar option near the bottom of the list. If that doesn’t work, you can also try launching Google Assistant, tapping the blue button in the top right corner, and selecting Settings.
Once you get the the new calendar settings page you should see a list of your calendars (both shared and personal). From there, you can choose which ones to enable on Google Home. When you get your “My Day” brief in the morning or ask about any upcoming events, it will draw from those specific calendars.
You also can use the same settings page to pick a default calendar for Google Home. That’s where any events you create by dictating them to the speaker will show up. So if you use a shared calendar with multiple people in the same house, that’s probably the one you want set as your default.