Can you imagine if you could tell Google Assistant to reboot your home router or activate the guest network? Well, it will soon be possible because Google has added support for network devices in theWe can control them from the Assistant and just ask for it.
Talking on the phone or on the smart speakers is no longer an oddity since assistants like Google’s or Amazon they pave the way for ‘conversation with machines’. All you have to do is say ‘OK, Google, turn on your Bluetooth’ and the connection will be activated on your phone. control a multitude of devices, from the home alarm to the router. Yes, also the router: Assistant has gained compatibility with devices that provide network services. Ok, Google, update the router. And minutes later you have it in the latest version available.
Assistant expands support for home devices
The Google Assistant supports a wide range of smart home devices, from those for security and surveillance to those that control lighting, for example. TVs, alarms, speakers, smart screens, vacuum cleaners, air conditioners… The list is huge. So, since you can manage several routers and access points remotely, why not include support for Google Assistant? Said and done.
Like has discovered Android Police In addition, Assistant has gained support for network devices and routers, as reflected in the smart home devices page compatible with the Google assistant. Thanks to this support, and provided that the manufacturer of the network device has included support for Assistantwe can order you to take actions such as the following:
- Enables or disables the guest WiFi network.
- Displays network status information.
- Reboot or upgrade your router.
- Activate the parental control.
- Activate the ‘Quality of service’ (QoS) option for games.
Control of network devices will improve and expand their capabilities as manufacturers begin to implement compatibility. So far, brands like NetGear already have some compatible routers. And it will surely expand to the rest of the competitors: in this way we won’t have to open your application or connect to the gateway to manage basic options as it will be enough to ask Google Assistant.