The Google Home app is key to how you control and interact with dozens of different devices, so it is one of Google’s most feature-packed applications. It is now only getting more interesting with the version 2.28, as the new update hints at an upcoming rebranding of Android TV, as well as adding some new features that surround routines and the presence-of-home sensibility that this Were teased at the beginning of the year.
Presence sensing uses Google’s AI Smart to determine if people are home based on their device activity. One of the interesting extras enabling this information is support for new activities for setting up Home and Away routines. They make it easy to initiate specific smart home actions such as when leaving or returning to the home. The Home app notes that the more devices that grant it location permissions through presence permission, the more accurate it will be in predicting when it starts its routine.
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Along with these new regular activities, version 2.28 also adds support for OnHub network management. (Remember OnHub Routers?) The network speed test now shows history for the last 30 days, which is valuable data to know when negotiating with your Willie Internet provider for a cheaper price. The group is improving the experience for Google Meet video calls by allowing Google users to invite directly from the home feed. Finally, the update includes new notification categories, which you can disable / disable on your WhatsApp, including separate channels, account updates, and calls and messages for People & Devices.
Google Home App version 2.2 Google is running slowly, but you can download it from APK Mirror right now, if you are eager to see these new additions for yourself.