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How to use Google Assistant to control your smart home

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Google Assistant is Google’s voice assistant. At the time of launching Google Assistant was just an extension of Google Now, planned to be personal while broadening on Google’s existing “OK Google” voice controls. Initially, Google Now smartly pulled out relevant information for you. It knew your meetings and travel plans, the sports teams you liked, where you worked, and what interested you.  This helped it to provide you with information that mattered to you. It has been long since Google killed Google Now. Assistant lives in the same space by merging these personalized elements with a wide range of voice control. Google Assistant supports both text or voice entry, and it will follow the conversation whichever entry method you’re using.

Incorporated into millions of smartphones, speakers, and smart devices throughout the world, Google Assistant has achieved a significant place in many of our homes. The things Google Assistant can do are incredibly diversified. The mighty voice assistant is skilled to do anything from answering your general knowledge questions to checking your emails and engagements.

We will be assisting you through to the steps so that you can too turn your home into a smart home that can be controlled by Google Assistant.

  • Set up your devices:

The first primary step is to set up your smart home devices by following the steps provided by the device maker.

  • Connect devices to your Google Assistant:

From your Android phone or tablet, touch and hold the Home button or say “OK Google.”

In the bottom right, tap Explore.

At the top right, tap on your profile picture or initials and then Settings.

Tap Assistant and then Home control.

Go to the “Devices” tab, and then choose Add devices.

Tap the kind of device you want to connect to your smartphone, and then follow the steps.

When the pairing is complete, tap Done.

  • Assign devices to a room:

To manage your devices more easily, assign them to a place. For example, if you assign fan to your dining room, you can say, “Turn on the fan in the dining room.”

  • You can also have fun and name your device following the simple steps listed below:

On your Android phone or tablet, say “OK Google.”

In the bottom right, tap Explore.

At the top right, tap your profile picture or initials and then Settings.

Tap Assistant and then Home control.

From “Assistant,” tap a device you want to rename and then Nickname.

Enter a nickname

Tap OK.

Hope the steps we mentioned has now eased the way through to making your smart home.

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