Google launched the Google Home, a smart speaker device that allows users to interact with Google Assistant at an event last year. Many users have been expecting the big update at this year’s annual event, which is holding in California. Fortunately, the XDA developers had a chance to take a look at the APK file of the latest update for the Google Home app and according to them, there will be a string of new features. One of them includes the reminder controls, which is used to access in a similar manner to the Home Control, and Music functions.
This latest update will come with the version 2.3, and add the support for some other features. Regarding to the recent launch of the Google Assistant SDK, the support for third-party Google Assistant devices will become true, which means that Google Assistant will be able to work in other smart home speakers in the near future, such as the Spot speakers of NVIDIA.
Another new feature that will be added in the latest update is cloud casting. Casting is currently compatible with Google Chromecast when devices are put close together or are connected to the same network and casting media such as photos, music, and videos can be used with a further distance, even outside the local network in this update for Google Home. Although it’s unclear when this feature will actually appear, it’s expected to be a very useful update. It is also unsure how this will work in practice. All of these new features are currently being built and tweaked by Google, and they will be fully introduced in a future launch at all. However, it’s said if Google has plans to roll out them at the event this this week, it’ll be a good place to make an announcement.