The Google Home app has received a major update, with more new features on the way

The Google Home app has received a major update, with more new features on the way

The new Google Home update focuses on make it easier for users to control smart devices. “Simpler controls” is the goal of this update, so over the next few weeks, you might notice new controls on the home view. According to Google, Android users will most likely notice a “familiar experience” to the smart home controls that launched with Android 11.

The Google Home app isn’t without shortcomings, but Google has plans to make it much easier to use and, perhaps, fix some of the issues in the process. The first step has been taken today, with Google announcing some of the changes made in the most recent Home update, as well as some of the features that will be available soon.

Highlights

  • As far as privacy settings go, the new update introduces a new hub where Google Home users will be able to manage their privacy by reviewing and adjusting privacy controls, home activity and Assistant data settings on the fly. But that’s not all! Google announced that later this month, more improvements are coming to the app’s home feed. The upcoming update will automatically sort your home’s recent and most important events in a new layout.

  • Google Home app gets a massive update, more new features coming soon. Still, the new controls that will be available on both Android and iOS will make it easier to quickly find and monitor the status of the smart devices in your home. New controls will allow you to tap to turn a device on or off, slide left or right to make adjustments, as well as long press for more controls.