The Google Home app has been updated to control multiple devices more easily and remotely, and access Google Assistant in-app as well. The redesign brings all compatible smart devices in one place and enables controlling them more easily, without having to go to each device’s app separately. The app sorts all your smart devices as per rooms as well and lets you control each of them in a simple manner. “It also generates quick actions for important features across your home with immediate access to key experiences like turning on and off smart lights, viewing your cameras, and broadcasting messages to your other Google Home devices, Google notes on its blog.
the Google Home support page has been updated to support playback speed controls for news and podcasts. The page notes that Google Home now allows users to ‘play at 2x speed’, ‘play slower/faster’, or ‘play at half the speed’. These actions were already available for audiobooks and now it has been introduced for news and podcasts as well.