Monday, October 26

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Google Nest displays and speakers can turn off timers and alarms in other rooms

Google Home and Nest speakers and displays have gotten a handy new capability that allows users to turn off alarms and timers in different rooms. This is one of those features that seems like it should have been there the whole time and I'm surprised Google is only adding it now. Still, it's definitely a useful addition. It works pretty much as you might expect: when an alarm goes off, you can say "Ok Google, stop the [alarm/timer] at [room]And the Google Assistant takes care of it. Interestingly, when you issue that command, the Google Assistant responds with "I'm stopping the alarms and timers that are ringing on your smart home devices," suggesting that it should work even if you're messing around in the room. The new feature worked on the Google Nest ...