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Google Announces Major Redesign and Exciting Upgrades to Home App at I/O 2023
At Google I/O 2023, the search giant revealed a dramatic redesign of its Google Home app with many new features and upgrades. It aims to provide an improved and cohesive experience when controlling and automating multiple smart home devices - from faster performance, improved camera features, expanded device support capabilities for Wear OS devices as well as new home panels specifically for Pixel devices - taking home management to new levels.
Google Home App Redesigned for Seamless Automation: The newly revamped Google Home app boasts an intuitive five-tab layout designed for simple navigation and control, including favorites, devices, activity, automation and settings. Users can pin interactive tiles for frequently used devices, actions or automations under favorites tab. Spaces provide quick access to frequently-used settings like climate control, WiFi cameras or lights.
Enhance Home Security Camera Features: The Google Home app's new camera functionality improves camera access and management, making it simpler for users to view live camera feeds or add their favorites tab for quick access. Vertical Video History Scrubbing also simplifies searching of footage clips - streamlining management of hours worth of footage!
Support for More Matter-Enabled Devices: Google embraced the Matter smart home standard to ensure compatibility among Amazon Alexa, Apple HomeKit, Google Home and Samsung SmartThings devices. Now more than 60 devices-both Matter enabled and Google Home compatible-are accessible through its app; such as garage door openers, lights, thermostats, plugs and shades-can be controlled easily from one single place within it.
Expanding Wear OS Capabilities: Google recently expanded the features of the Google Home app on Wear OS to provide smartwatch owners access directly from their wrists. This update introduced a favorites tab which allows for quick adjustments and camera notifications conveniently; all while improving smart home management experience for Wear OS users.
Google Introduces Home Panel for Pixel Devices: Google unveiled the Home Panel feature for its Pixel devices this month, making the Google Home app even easier and more accessible for its owners. Users of newer Pixel phones and tablets will have easy access to this feature from both their lock screen and quick settings, offering seamless control over various aspects of smart home, such as lights, thermostats and security cameras without entering Google Home app separately. Home Panel will become available next month offering enhanced automation and convenience for owners of Pixel devices.
With its major redesign and host of new features, Google Home app is set to change how we manage smart homes. With its user-friendly interface, faster camera feeds, expanded device support, Wear OS integration and the introduction of home panels for Pixel devices further improving accessibility and convenience in managing smart homes, and with Google's efforts towards innovation, users can expect an unparalleled smart home experience through this redesigned Google Home app.