Google Assistant has been able to turn lights on and off for a while, but until now, it could only do so immediately, via r/googlehome reddit.

Now it is finally possible to use the commands “Ok Google, turn off the lights in 10 minutes”, “turn on the lights for 10 minutes”, or “turn on the lights at 10”.

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Similarly, you can ask it to switch a light on for a specific amount of time by saying, “turn on the entrance light for five minutes.” I’ve even been able to schedule events for the following day but haven’t succeeded in scheduling them several days in advance.

While the above features can come in handy, they still need a bit of work. First, when asking Google Assistant to do something “tomorrow,” you need to specify the exact time, or it’ll just acknowledge your command without asking for clarifications.

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