Google Assistant Gets Home Control, Now Controls Smart Homes Without Google Home

Sometime last month, Google disclosed its plans to introduce the ‘Home Control’ functionality to Pixel handsets, and it seems the California-based company has finally started the rollout. The ‘Home Control’ feature, however, is still yet to be made available to all users as it is be limited to only select carriers as of now.

According to one report, the ‘Home Control’ functionality was spotted on the Google Pixel device, running Android 7.1.2 Nougat beta version with the Google application version 6.12.19 and Play Services 10.2.98. Google Pixel users can expect the added feature to be made to be made available in few days coming.


Furthermore, Google Pixel and Pixel XL users should expect to see a new Home Control section showing up within the Assistant settings window.

For users to the Home Control on Google Assistant set up, they can simply go to the Assistant settings on Pixel handset, and then select Home Control, and click plus to add a new device.

What’s more, a user can add devices such as Honeywell, Hue, WeMo, Nest, and SmartThings or even go all the way to assigning a device to each room, not too different from how the devices are added to Google Home.


Quite a good number of Google Pixel are excited as one of the biggest advantages of the control smart home devices with the Assistant feature is the fact that it doesn’t require Google Home. With smart device control support functionality on a user’s Pixel device, they can easily manage home’s lights without having to discomfort themselves in any way possible.

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