Google Home Lets You Set Location-Based Reminders

Google Assistant multi-step routines are now live in the US

Google Assistant routines are a replacement of Google's My Day feature, it's worth mentioning. Now Google Assistant can launch into a series of actions by being given a voice command such as "Hey Google, good morning". The search company initially announced it in October 2017, with the feature enabling users to perform several tasks just by saying a single voice command.

So, if you have a Google Home, Google Home Mini, or any other Assistant-powered smart speaker, you can now ask for not only a reminder but set a location for it to be issued. The commuting routines can only be ingressed from one's phone, as one is likely to be on the go when making use of them.

This is where we get to one of Alexa's frustrating user experiences in that you have to enable the Follow-up Mode manually. The phrase can be used to set functions such as turn on the lights, adjust the phone volume and thermostats, tell the weather and news, as well as checking your commute, calendar, and reminders among other things. This is essentially the Good Morning Routine with all the same features, minus taking your phone off silent.

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In recent events, Google had rolled out new features for its AI assistant which is said to give users more control over the connected devices.

The report further suggests that the "Routines" will be made available on Google Home along with the smartphones and tablets that are running on Android 6.0 Marshmallow and above. Google Assistant on the iPad works similar to the iPhone with the only differences being the larger screen and support for iPad-only features such as multitasking with a split screen, notes TechCrunch.

Location-based reminders work with both Android and iOS devices. It sounds like the rest of these commands will be available in the coming days.


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