Nest Hubs and other third-party smart displays with Google Assistant are getting one soon exciting update with tons of new features, some of which have been bullied for months. The changes allow you to leave sticky notes for your family, an updated alarm interface, and even use Google̵
The new family tab and the next family sticky notes feature, are now starting to roll out. You can add a new sticky note manually or using the voice command “Hey Google, add a family note. Sticky notes are displayed on the main home screen for any user to see (yes, that includes guests, so avoid providing secure information). The family tab also gives everyone access to things like Bells family, Life360 tracking, and activities for kids.
An update to the alarms’ UI allows you to customize everything about them, including the tone that plays, the number of days it repeats, and the snooze time. There’s also the fun new sunrise alarm setting. When enabled, the sunrise alarm will slowly brighten your screen in the morning and mimic a sunrise. You can determine whether or not you want a sound to play along with it, as well as how long the effect lasts. You can even get the other smart bulbs in your room to play with for a more effective wake-up call.
Previously, you only had three ambient background options: a full-screen clock design, the contents of your Google Photos library, and the Google curated art. Now you can choose the Google weather frog with this update. You can turn this on by saying “Hey Google, set up my frame” or by manually opening your device settings. The cute frog can appear in a variety of landscapes that change with the time of day – such as sandy beaches or a nighttime scene – and, of course, shows the forecast weather for the next two days.
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