Heads up, Google Home owners, because your smart speaker is getting a little bit smarter.
Google Home now better understands room context with regard to controlling smart lights. If you have rooms configured and your Google Home is assigned to the same room as your smart lights, you can tell your speaker to “Turn on the lights” or give it a similar command and it’ll only control the lights in that room. Google has confirmed to Android Police that this feature is now rolling out and that it’ll continue hitting devices over the coming days.
The company also says that you can still control all of your smart lights at once by adding the word “all” to your command. You can also control individual lights by identifying them in your command.
This is a nice little update for the Google Home. With it, controlling your smart lights with the Google Home should feel better and more natural since when you’re trying to turn on lights with your smart speaker, odds are good that you want to control the lights in the same room that you’re in. Hooray for smart speakers getting smarter!