Google is rolling out a new feature to Google home assistant which will allow the device to work in integration with a Philips Hue light setup to gently wake you up in the morning, or go to sleep at night by gradually raising or lowering the lights over the course of 30 minutes. The announcement come at CES 2019, Philips hue announced Google home Assistant integration for the sleep and wake up feature.
The main working of Gentle sleep and wake feature is to mimic a sunrise and sunset. It will give you a luxurious feeling of people who can afford home and apartments with daily exposure to natural lights.
The device would be initiated by saying ‘Hey Google, turn on Gentle Wake Up’ that will also sync your alarms in Google assistant with the appropriate Philips Hue lighting in your smart home. Gentle wake could be enabled on your home device used for setting alarms. Besides preset alarms where users can directly say “Hey Google, wake up my lights in the bedroom at 6:30 a.m.” to manually start the device.
On the other hand, a command like “Sleep the lights in the living room” will work to switch to the warmer tones of white light before gradually fading. Users can also schedule manual wake-up or sleep modes up to 24 hours in advance. This routine can setted for multiple rooms in your house and not just confined to the bedroom. Gentle sleep and wake are launching now in English for the US, UK, Canada, Australia, Singapore, and India.
While its functionality already revealed in March, one thing to be mentioned that it only works with Philips Hue, you cannot try the other bulbs because it won’t work and requires a Google Home, Mini, Max, or Hub.