02 December 2020
Google Assistant's Scheduled Actions feature is finally rolling out around the globe. It is a feature that will allow users to schedule smart home product tasks in advance. This will undoubtedly be a handy feature in various circumstances, especially when you cannot be there in person to do the task at a particular moment.
The feature is supposed to work with different smart home products but as noted by various reports, it seems to be compatible only with smart lights for now. You can use Google Assistant voice commands to schedule when to turn on/off the lights as well as set the duration for which the lights should stay on.
Since Google's ultimate goal is to make Scheduled Actions work with all sorts of smart devices, here is a list of commands that you will be able to use:
- OK Google, turn on [device name] at 10
- OK Google, turn off [device name] at 5
- OK Google, turn on [device name] for 15 minutes
- OK Google, turn on [device name] at 10 AM tomorrow
- Hey Google, turn off [device name] at 9 PM on Wednesday
As per official documentation, the scheduling feature works for up to seven days in advance. It is reported that smart lights can also be scheduled to turn on/off by referring to sunset and sunrise instead of specifying a particular time.
The feature has already begun and should become available for you soon enough if it is not already. Lastly, keep in mind that the feature does not seem to be in its finalized form. There is a chance that you might encounter situations where it is not working as intended but it is expected to get better with time.