Your Assistant + a smart plug = holiday magic
The hardest part of decking the halls might just be keeping them lit—especially if you have to crawl under the tree to plug it in.
This is the perfect time to invest in some new smart plugs. They can make it easy for you to simply tell your Assistant, “Hey Google, turn on the tree,” and make it happen.
And don’t forget that you can make a fun routine that’ll turn everything on (or off) at once. It’s easy to do:
- Open Google Home and tap “Routines”
- Tap the plus sign
- Add a starter—it can be a certain time (including sunrise/sunset) or a voice command like “Hey Google, make it festive!”
- Choose your actions (like turning on your holiday music playlist, your lights, or other decorations)
- Tap “Save”
Pro Tip: You can have multiple triggers—like a few different voice commands or a voice command and a time-related one—for the same routine.