You’re undoubtedly acquainted with the Google Home app if you own a Nest speaker or a Google Assistant-enabled gadget. The companion app serves as your central control and management hub for your smart home devices. And it is now undergoing a revamp that will make it even easier to operate devices directly from the main tab.
The Google Home app has received an upgrade to version 2.49, which includes an enhanced home view that allows you to configure devices in less steps, as reported by 9to5Google. The huge device icons have been replaced with rectangular tiles with rounded corners in the update.
The tiles are interactive, so you can change the volume and brightness by swiping left or right. And, as previously, you can still switch a gadget on or off by tapping on the buttons. Long-pressing a button, on the other hand, brings up full-page controls.
You can quickly discover what you’re searching for, lower your compatible lights, and adjust the audio level. Tap to switch on or off a device, slide left or right to make changes, and long press to access further options.
With Google Home version 2.49, the new device grid layout is now available on iOS. The new UI, however, isn’t accessible on Android with the most recent version. 9to5 Google says they were able to activate the makeover in Google Home 18.104.22.168, so it shouldn’t be long until it becomes available to everyone. We’ll keep an eye out and let you know once it rolls out widely on Android.
Over the last several months, the Google Home has gained a slew of new capabilities and enhancements. Late last year, the app received an update that included a built-in virtual remote for controlling your Android TV and Google TV sets. It can now evaluate the speed of the connection between your smart home devices and the Nest Wi-Fi router.Home Automation >> Brands >> Google >> The Redesigned Google Home Tab Makes It Much Easier To Operate Your Smart Devices.