Google expands Home app4. October 2022
Google expands Home app
San Francisco, Oct. 3, 2022
Google is adding new features to its Home app for managing smart home devices. The updated app for iOS and Android will be released in preview in a few weeks and is compatible with all Google Nest cameras.
New features include:
A new Favorites home page that prominently displays devices and live camera feeds marked as “Favorite.”
A “Spaces” section where devices can be grouped into categories such as Wi-Fi, Camera, and Lighting. (Note: customization will be available in 2023).
A quick pairing feature that automatically detects Matter devices for quick setup. Matter is Google’s upcoming smart home standard.
Improved camera feed with new options for viewing footage.
Google also announced a new wired version of the second-generation Nest doorbell and a Nest Wifi Pro router with Wi-Fi 6E support.
The Home app will appear this week on Wear OS, Google’s version of Android for smartwatches that works with the soon-to-be-announced Google Pixel Watch.
Google Home will hit the web later this year.