Google has started to roll out its new Sunrise feature, which it first detailed as part of a wide-ranging software update for its smart home gadgets a year ago. Instead of just asking Google to create an alarm, you can now customize everything about it on the screen, from the time it rings, to the tone it plays, days it repeats, snooze duration, and whether your morning routine should start after it's over. Talking about the features, this new update brings sunrise alarms, family sticky notes, Google weather frog background, and more.
However, smart displays don't install updates until night-time or if they're rebooted, so to check if there's any new version available for your unit and pending installation, you should unplug and re-plug your device.
The Google Nest Hub is a unique device with built-in Google Assistant, it acts like a digital photo frame which also works as a smart speaker.
A new interface for setting up alarms has made its way onto smart displays. When you active Sunrise Alarm option, the screen will slowly brighten like the Sun comes up to gently wake you.
Google weather frog is now getting an upgrade. Previously, there were three ambient background options, i.e. Google Photos, Google's curated art pieces, and different full-screen clock designs. "Experience the weather with a lovable frog", the new card says.
Google Nest Hub gets Family Sticky Notes, Sunrise Alarms, more in latest update - MSPoweruser
Besides, you can also head over to Settings Photo frame, and you will see the Weather Frog as the fourth option. This ambient wallpaper changes with the time of the day and shows the weather for the next two days at the bottom left. This will be your ambient display, and any notes, reminders, calendar events, or other notifications will pop up on the right.
Unfortunately, there's now no equivalent feature on Amazon's touchscreen-enabled Alexa devices, like the Alexa Show 5, which could leave them feeling a little groggier than their Google-equipped counterparts.
The Google Nest update with Sunrise is slowly rolling out now, so keep checking your bedside click to find out whether you've got the latest features. According to the tech giant's announcement, last October in 2020, it was confirmed that a big User Interface revamp was on its way and guess what, the Android feature is now rolling out to Nest Hubs as a part of the new alarms which also includes the addition of new "Sunrise Alarms". The Family tab also features access to Family Bells, Life360 tracking, and activities for kids. You can add a sticky note either through your voice or manually by pressing the yellow notes card.
The sticky notes feature allows users to add sticky notes on their smart display's screen for other members to see.