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Google Home now supports delayed switching on or off of devices

Since Sunday November 23rd reports on social media started coming in that Google Home now supports delayed switching on or off of devices. This can be handy in many cases.

finally GOOGLE HOME manages the lights with the voice commands associated with the timers (for example ‘switch on the kitchen in 5 minutes’ or ‘switch off the garage in 5 minutes’ or ‘switch on the bathroom for 5 minutes’).

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Source: Federico Bassian at the eWeLink & Sonoff User Group at Facebook at November 21st, 2020 at 19:53 UTC+1

We tested it and can confirm it works although sometimes the commands in Dutch are misunderstood and it is difficult to find the correct words to get the command executed. Since we use Dutch as main language and English as second language getting it to work in English was extra difficult. This is why the screenshot below is in Dutch.

Example of delayed turning off of a device (Dutch)
Example of delayed turning off of a device in Dutch.

This is the translation for the texts in the screenshot above:

TextTranslation
Schakel sfeer bureaulamp uit na 30 secondenTurn off sfeer bureaulamp after 30 seconds
BewerkenEdit
Prima, het apparaat is geüpdatetThat’s fine, the device has been updated
Sfeer bureau lampAmbient desk lamp
SchakelaarSwitch
AanOn
UitschakelenTurn off
ZoekenSearch
Doe lampen uitTurn lights off
Doe Gang uitTurn off ‘Gang’
Your lesson Dutch for today. 😉

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