Galaxy Watch 4 and Watch 5 get new Google Home update with Redesign, Favorites, media controls, & more

Google Home is one of Google’s applications that helps users to set up, manage, automate, and control various compatible devices in their homes. Last week, the company announced a big functionality update and redesign for its Google Home app for WearOS. Now, Big G started rolling out version 2.66 of the Google Home app. This newer version will bring changes to the app’s media controls, favorites, and more.

Informatively, as Samsung’s Galaxy Watch 4 & Galaxy Watch 5 are running on WearOS, the new Google Home update will be rolled out for them as well. Now, let’s know in-depth about the modifications this new version 2.66 is bringing to your Galaxy Watch’s Google Home app. These changes are listed below. 

Google Home 2.66: What changes will it bring?

After updating your WearOS smartwatch’s Google Home app, the first change you will notice will be its Favorite feed; the application will directly lead you to a Favorites feed that will show you the content you’ve saved on Google Home for Android. Here, the app will show you up to five devices and automation/routines, along with a “View all” option.

Apart from the Favorite feed, at the bottom, you can see the Devices (It is a list that groups things by rooms and is basically the previous main feed), Automation, and Settings. Additionally, this update brings more control over lights and thermostats as well. The newer version has brought additional features as well.

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Besides adjusting the temperature, you can now switch between modes also. To adjust Temperature and Color, you just need to press long on a tile. The updated version also offers full media controls for content, like songs Cast to Nest Hub. It shows you the currently playing song, and it offers play/pause and next/back options. 

Not only that, but the updated Google Home app will also let you lock or unlock any supported device. Nota bene, the Mountain View giant has started to distribute the Google Home 2.66 redesign today. If you want, you can download it through the Google Play Store. Besides, its “Preview” variant is also available. If you are a Galaxy Watch 4 or Watch 5 user, check if your watch received it, and install it to enjoy the advancements. 

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