After the latest update to the Google Home app, we’re still waiting for a Material You redesign, but version 2.45 now lets you set an 8-hour Wifi priority increment.
After opening the “Wi-Fi” page and tapping “Set Priority Device,” selecting a gadget on your network will reveal “8 hours” as a new increment. It replaces “2 hours,” while “1 hour” and “4 hours” remain.
The new priority period will actually get users through an entire workday without having to manually extend in the middle, and will be also useful for particularly large file downloads.
Meanwhile, a Material You revamp of the Home companion client is due. The bottom bar would likely be the primary beneficiary, along with Dynamic Color. A homescreen widget would also be convenient – especially since Device controls cannot be quickly accessed from the power menu with Android 12. A panel where users could select their most important devices would be quite a handy shortcut.
More about Google Home:
- Google Home & Away Routines can now trigger when you arrive/leave a specified location
- Home app will get an Android TV remote on both Android and iOS ‘soon’
- Google Home 2.43 adds Wi-Fi ‘device speed test’ & preps ‘ISP access preference’ for Nest Wifi
- Home Essentials: Roborock S7 is a near-perfect floor cleaner w/ a pricey auto-empty option
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