With custom routines, the Google Assistant on your Google Home, Nest Mini, Nest Hub or smartphone can do multiple tasks under one command.
Sometimes when you’re groggy and stumbling out of bed you could use a little extra help to get your morning started. Thanks to a feature called routines, saying “Hey, Google, good morning” could kick off your day with Google Assistant in your Google Home ($99 at Target) smart speaker telling you the time, forecasting the day’s weather, reporting the news and reminding you about your appointments all under one command.
Routines help Google Assistant respond like a well-trained human assistant. You can program your AI-powered voice assistant to flip on your smart lights, play music, turn your connected thermostat up or down and more with just one phrase. While preprogrammed options like the “good morning” routine can be great, you can also create custom commands and responses…