id=»article-body» class=»row» section=»article-body»> There are routines for almost every part of your day.
Chris Monroe/CNET When you open the Google Home app, tap Routines to get started with setting them up. If you tap any of the individual routines (Bedtime, Good Morning, I’m home or Leaving home) Google Assistant will open on your phone and tell you a few things you can set up on each routine. For example, the Assistant can set your alarm, tell you what’s on your calendar tomorrow and play some relaxing nature sounds for your bedtime routine.
The point of a Google Routine is to save you time. One phrase will activate your routine and all the tasks associated with it, so you don’t have to do six things when you wake up, go to bed, leave the house or get home.
Set a routine
Routines > Manage Routines > Choose the routine you want to customize
Choose a command to trigger your routine (you can also set a custom command)
Choose the order that you want your Assistant to accomplish tasks in
Tapping the gear icon next to most of these options will let you customize further
Tapping add action will let you add extra tasks
Tap the check mark icon to save your preferences
Google/GIF by CNET Good Morning Routine
Routines > Manage Routines > Good Morning
The phrases you can say to start your morning routine include «Good morning,» «Tell me about my day» or «I’m up,» but you have to preface it with «OK, Google.»
Your Assistant will greet you and start your routine in the order you customized it, like turning on the lights (make sure your light switch is on), then telling you what time it is and more. Google can also tell you about the day’s weather forecast, what your work commute looks like and what’s on your calendar.
If you set it up, Google will start a music playlist, the news, the radio, a podcast and more. You can only pick one, so there’ll be no hodgepodge of Metallica and NPR going at the same time.
Routines > Manage Routines > Bedtime
The phrases you can say to start your bedtime routine include «Bedtime,» «Goodnight» or «Time to hit the hay,» but again you have to preface it with «OK, Google.»
As with your Good Morning Routine, your Assistant will greet you and start your routine in the order you customized it — turning off the lights (make sure your light switch is on), setting an alarm for tomorrow and more. Google can also tell you about tomorrow’s weather forecast and what’s on your calendar.
Why not also end the day with a music playlist or sleep sounds (i.e. rain, ocean, thunderstorms, Hundeseng a crackling fireplace, white noise, etc.) and set them on a timer so they don’t play all night.