INTRO: Google has announced that it’ll be bringing an entire bunch of improvements to its line from smart displays powered by the Google Assistant. These include things kind of a Dark Mode for the smart displays among improvements to home control, visual changes, and more.
The home screen is getting a big visual change, and will now change according to the time of the day. So, within the mornings you’ll see the “Your Morning” card with important information that Google thinks you’ll got to know very first thing within the morning. At other times within the day, you’ll see things like “Your afternoon” and “Your evening” along side tappable or glanceable tiles for things like playing music, and other recommendations.
A new Media page, accessible from the tabs at the top of the screen, will handily suggest podcasts, music, and videos from services like Disney+ and Netflix for all your entertainment-related needs. Similarly, a fanatical Home Control page will allow you to easily control all of your smart home devices.
Apart from all that, Google Assistant is additionally making its smart displays more useful for productivity. After bringing its in-house services such as Meet and Duo to its smart displays, Google has today announced that it is adding Zoom support to smart displays. It will be accessible from the new ‘Communicate’ page within the smart display UI where you’ll also access other features like broadcasting messages and more.
Finally, you’ll also found out multiple Google accounts on your smart displays, so if you’ve got a piece and a private Google account, they will both now surface information on your smart displays so you’ll see all of your events (work or personal) at a look .
The new interface will begin rolling out in the week to Google’s smart displays, and will reach all devices during a week or two, hopefully.