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Google Home automation just leapfrogged everyone

Photo of a phone running the Google Home app.
Google Home automations just got a lot more powerful. | Photo by Jennifer Pattison Tuohy / The Verge

Google Home is getting smarter. In a pair of blog posts published today, Google announced a bunch of new automation starters and actions rolling out in the Home app as well as some really cool features coming to the script editor for those enrolled in Public Preview.

The new starters in the Home app include the ability to trigger routines when devices open or close, in response to temperature or humidity changes or occupancy sensing, if devices are plugged in, start charging, or dock or undock, or if the volume is muted or unmuted.

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The new automations go a long way toward making Google Home an actual smart home platform.

New actions include opening or closing devices (like shades), pausing or…

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