Google Home is shaping up to be a winner for the #madebygoogle namesake. As actions on Google now begin to trickle down to third-party manufacturers and a rumored Google Home Mini may be on the horizon, the Assistant-enabled speaker still has room for improvement in the features department.
Of all the “actions” expected from the Google Assistant, setting a reminder has likely been the most requested and often griped as it has been lacking from inception.
The Day Has Come
Earlier today, Android Police reported that the Google Home support page added instructions for setting and managing reminders via the smart-speaker.
You can set, ask about, and delete reminders on Google Home. Notifications will appear on Google Home and your phone at the time you set. Location reminders are coming soon.
At the time of publication, it was unclear when the long-awaited feature would go live. Presumably, a firmware update would soon arrive that would activate the function.
Surprisingly, a number of commenters have already reported the reminder feature working on Google Home as of today. I will be testing this feature shortly and will report back as to which firmware my device and app are running.
Currently, the reminder feature is only available in English in the U.S., U.K, Australia and Canada.