How To Use Google Assistant's New Automation Tools

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Earlier in the week, Google announced that the Google Assistant received a significant update that allowed you to automate a number of tasks when your morning alarm goes off. Here's how to make that work.

Before we start

I set this up using my Huawei Mate20 Pro. The Clock app that appears on the device is not the default Android clock. If you're not using a Google Pixel, check that you're using Google's Clock app. If you're not, pop over to the Play Store and grab the correct Clock app.

Once it's installed, or updated if you already had the previous version installed, restarting your smartphone is a good idea. That way, the Clock communicates with Play Services again so that the new "Google Assistant Routine" option is available.

Force-closing the Clock app should also work.

I've installed a few home automation devices to control lights around my home. If you're planning to use the Google Assistant you'll need to make sure those are correctly set up as well.

Creating a "Good Morning" routine that launches with an alarm

  1. Launch the Google Clock app and set an alarm.
  2. Tap on the "+" adjacent to the "Google Assistant Routine" option
  3. Start by choosing the options from the provided list.
  4. Once you've decided what you want to happen when you turn the alarm off - you're done

If you have media device, thermostats, lights and other devices that work with Google Home, you can also trigger those as part of your morning routine. For example, you could have the bedside lamp turn on dimly and get the coffee machine started so your brew is ready by the time you get to the kitchen.

If you tell Google you home and work addresses it will even tell you how long it will take to get to work.

It's that simple.

When you alarm goes off in the morning, the Google Assistant Routine will launch once you dismiss the alarm.


Comments

    Once it's installed, or updated if you already had the previous version installed, restarting your smartphone is a good idea. That way, the Cock communicates with Play Services again so that the new "Google Assistant Routine" option is available.

    Smart-Penis, coming Q3 '19.

    restarting your smartphone is a good idea. That way, the Cock communicates with Play Services again so that the new "Google Assistant Routine" option is available.

    That's no way to talk about your poor phone Anthony :P

      And what's a meaning alarm?

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