Google Assistant has been able to turn the lights on and off for a while, but so far it could do so right away. This meant that he was unable to set a timer and perform the action after the time had elapsed. Fortunately, the digital assistant has become even smarter and can now control your lights according to the time or duration you specify.

You can now tell Google Assistant to “turn off the lights for five minutes”

; or even turn them on at a specific time, such as “turn on the living room lights at 5:45 p.m.” In the same way, you can ask him to turn on the lights for a period of time by saying “turn on the input lamp for five minutes.” I even managed to plan events for the next day, but I couldn’t plan them a few days in advance.

Although the above features may be useful, they still need a little work. First, when you ask Google Now to do something “tomorrow,” you need to specify the exact time, or it will simply confirm your command without asking for clarification. Also, if for some reason he misunderstands you and decides to turn your home into a disco in the middle of the night, there seems to be no way to deny the request – although you can always ask her to turn off the lights a minute later. Fortunately, official Google documentation states that Assistant should be able to undo a planned action, so this should be fixed soon.