Google Photos and Assistant Smart Displays are the perfect combination of hardware and software. That requires setting the appropriate clock today, but the Google Photos integration is getting deeper, with Memories soon set to appear in the Nest Hub “Your day” tab.
In addition to other Google TV and Chromecast features, Google today announced that “Memories” are coming to the “Your morning/afternoon/evening” tab. They are currently found at the top of Google Photos for Android and iOS.
It’s unclear whether you’ll be getting the same carousel UI that goes back several years, or whether it will just be a card that cycles through images. [Update: An image of the feature has emerged.] Overall, the end experience could be very similar to placing a widget on your phone or tablet’s homescreen. Tapping will presumably open it fullscreen for you to browse and take other actions.
Google simply advertises it as letting you “view moments from the past while you go about your day.” Memories from Google Photos are officially “coming soon” to the Nest Hub. That said, Google has already added support in Assistant settings > Photos. Like proactive results, you can decide on which devices memories or personalized photo results appear.
At I/O 2021, Google previewed more personalized Memories by leveraging machine learning, while there has been a flurry of new categories as of late:
- ‘Like royalty’
- ‘Best of Summer 2021’
- ‘Ancient wonders’
- ‘Silent Reflection’
- ‘In the spotlight’
More on Google Photos:
- Google Photos adds ability to edit time and date of uploaded images/videos on Android
- Photos rolling out Material You redesign [Update: Dynamic Color]
- Google Photos will soon roll out ‘Locked Folder’ to all Android 6+ devices
- iOS 15 app updates bring XL YouTube Music & Photos widgets, Focus mode support
FTC: We use income earning auto affiliate links. More.