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How to create routines in Google Home

Here's a step-by-step guide that will enable you to create a routine using the Google Home app.

You can either opt for custom routines or ready-made routines.
You can either opt for custom routines or ready-made routines. (Pixabay)

Google Home comes with a routines feature that allows users to club multiple commands into a single one. For example, users can make the Google Assistant turn off the AC, turn on the lights and play meditative music when they say, “Hey Google, good morning”. Earlier this week, reports detailed a bug that prevented users from adding Home Control actions to a new routine.

As per a report by 9To5 Google, this bug affected the company’s Android and iOS based apps and it was active on Google’s Nest smart speakers and Google Assistant-powered third-party smart speakers.

While the bug prevents the use of Home Control actions, users can add new commands in the routine by manually entering commands.

If you are new to routines or haven’t tried this feature yet, here is a step by step guide for you to create a routine:

Use a ready-made Routine

Step 1: Open the Google Home app.

Step 2: Tap Routines and then go to Manage Routines option.

Step 3: Under "Ready-made," choose the routine you want to use.

Step 4: Tap the boxes next to the actions you want and tap on Save.

Create a Custom Routine

Step 1: Open the Google Home app.

Step 2: Tap Routines and then tap on Add a Routine option.

Step 3: Under “When…” section tap Add commands.

Step 4: Now tap on Add option and then enter the phrase you want to say to trigger the Routine.

Step 5: Tap on OK and then on Save.

Step 6: Under “Assistant will...” tap on Add action.

Step 7: Now enter what the Assistant should do.

Step 8: Under the “And then play...” tap Add Media.

Step 9: Now tap the circle next to the media source.

Step 10: Tap on Add option and then hit Save.