With an aim to make the Google Home app a lot more user-friendly, Google has decided to give a fresh design to its Home app after a gap of close to four years. According to the report, the upcoming 2.49 update will allow users to interact with their devices from a single screen, resembling the device control panel on phones with Android 11 and up.
Redesigned Google Home grid release date
The report confirms that the redesign will be rolled out over the next few weeks.
The last major design change was introduced in 2018. Google also added controls to change the color of your lights — but has largely remained unchanged ever since.
Google Home app
Available for both Android and iOS, the Google Home app helps you set up and control Google Nest or Home speakers and displays, and Chromecast. The app allows users to control thousands of compatible lights, cameras, speakers, and more. It also allows to check your reminders and recent notifications, all from a single app.
How to use Google Home app
To use Google Home app, users need to set up Google Nest and Home devices (Google Home, Google Nest Mini (2nd gen), Google Home Mini (1st gen), Google Home Max, Google Nest Audio, Google Nest Hub, Google Nest Hub Max), Wifi devices (Google Nest Wifi, Google Wifi, OnHub), and Chromecast devices (Chromecast with Google TV, Chromecast, Chromecast Ultra, Chromecast Audio, and TVs and speakers with Chromecast built-in).
The Google Home app works like a remote with thousands of smart home devices from most popular brands. The app controls, organizes and manages compatible lights, cameras, TVs, and more, all from just one place.
Users need to manage Google Assistant settings and preferences and device settings.
From Home you can control your speakers and displays, Chromecast, and other smart devices. Users will find the name of their home at the top of the screen. If you have multiple homes set up, you can tap your home name to switch between homes.