Google Home has picked up several new features as part of a recent update. The update brings better features to control appliances directly and also introduces a new feature called as “Scenes.” Google Home is a centralized hub that lets users communicate with various smart devices like a smart home setup or as a matter of fact even Chromecast.
Google is now introducing direct support for various appliances including washers, dryers, robot, vacuums and also dishwashers. What this means is that a user can control all the mentioned appliances directly in the Google Hub. This eliminates the need for a separate companion app to control each appliance. Until now Google Hub offered direct controls only for Think Hue, Nest and other selected devices. With the direct integration now you can command Google Home and operate the appliances directly.
In the near future, it is very likely that companies will start offering native support with the Google Home app. The new feature will help you access all the features like start, stop, pause and other variations directly from voice commands in Google Home. Until now you had to invoke the device by uttering the words “talk to Samsung SmartHome” but now you can simply use the traditional command lines. Users will also be able to set nicknames for the devices and use the same with the Google Home.
Scenes is a completely new feature that is coming to Google Hub. The scene is more of a personalized setting that can be activated or deactivated. Scenes seem to be generally associated with the smart home devices like the Philips Hue. That being said its still not very clear on how different the Scene feature is as opposed to the direct control of the devices.