How to create and use scheduled routines on Google Home

The new feature has rolled out

How to use Google Home scheduled routines

At I/O 2018, Google announced a lineup of new features coming to Assistant and Home this year. Custom Routines was a biggy, and now that feature has been updated to let you schedule your Routines for a specific time and day.

This means you no longer have to manually trigger them with a command or action. For those of you with pretty consistent routines, whether it's getting out of bed at a certain time in the morning or an established pattern for after-work relaxation, Google's scheduling could prove particularly useful.

Here's how to set up custom routines on Google Home.

How to create and use Scheduled Routines on Google Home

1. Make sure your Google Home app is up to date, then open it up.

2. Hit the Settings button at the top left (the three lines) then tap on More settings.

3. Tap Routines and then try to create a new one from scratch. Youwhich be presented with a new option to "Set a time and day".

4. Select that option and choose that time of day and which days you want your routine to take place. You can also choose to be notified on your phone when the routine starts. Once you've set up the timing logistics, tap the back button.

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5. Now you can start the fun bit. Tap on "Add Action" to start choosing what Assistant should do. You have the option to type a command in manually ("Set the volume to 50%", "Ask for the news" etc) but we recommend selecting the Popular actions button to get a better idea of what's possible.

Pro tip: Hit the cog icon by each command to see a breakdown of the specifics. For example, when adjusting your lights, hit the cog to tweak each individual connected light separately.

6. Once you've added some actions, it's time to think about any media you want. Hit the back button and then tap Add media. Again, hit the cog icon for each of these to choose what you specifically want to play. For music, you'll need to actually type the command in, but you don't need to write the whole, "Ok Google, play The Rolling Stones". Just type "The Rolling Stones" or "Morning playlist". Oh, and just so you know, it will always use your default music service.

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