12-12-2018 03:25 AM - edited 12-13-2018 05:03 AM
Hi Smart Display Owners!
Got wonderful news for you, Santa came a little early this year and brought some updates for your Smart Display.
The new update and its features will start rolling out today.
Please note that as with any major Google update R5 will roll out incrementally over the course of 1 week to ensure no catastrophic issues occur.
Also note that these features are meant for US, CA, & UK Markets. Everyone will receive the update but it may mean that not all the features outline below will be available in your region (if you are outside of these)
UPDATED COOKBOOK FEATURE
Planning meals just got easier. Cookbook is your virtual cookbook that allows you to find recipes on your smart display and save them for later.
Just say, “Hey Google, save this recipe” and your recipe will be added to your Cookbook. When you’re ready to get cooking, try saying “Hey Google, show me my Cookbook” and find the recipe in just a few seconds.
"show my cookbook"
"add to cookbook"
"remove from cookbook"
“save this recipe”
“show me my saved recipes”
Favorite, Share & Remove Photo
MULTIPLE REMOTE CONTROL TILES
We now support being able to always show the remote control when accessed via voice or the Home View for another device even if you have a local media session.
We will also show up to two mini tiles for remote sessions on the homescreen in addition to a local playback session.
DISMISSABLE HOME TILES
We now support the ability to dismiss tiles from the home screen. Just swipe them up!
Note, some home screen tiles are not dismissible, including:
HEAT/COOL THERMOSTAT IMPROVEMENT
Heat-cool is one of 5 mode options on the Nest Thermostat (heat, cool, eco, off, and heat-cool) that “will create a schedule that will switch automatically between heating and cooling on the Nest thermostat to keep your home within a preferred temperature range.” The mode is particularly helpful during the shoulder seasons in regions that have cold nights and hot days.
“Turn on heat/cool mode.”
“Set heat/cool mode to 68 and 72 degrees.”
“Set the [thermostat name] between 68 to 72.”
“Turn off the [thermostat name].”
INDIVIDUAL LIGHT CONTROL (within a group)
When the user is shown a group light controller (e.g. Living room lights) they’ll be able to control the brightness and on/off state for each light within that group.
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12-12-2018 09:40 AM - edited 12-12-2018 09:41 AM
Welcome to the Community,
This post is only listing the new features coming,
I will be updating the individual topics and issues in their respective threads to avoid a million different discussions here.
12-12-2018 11:15 AM
Any way to pull the update or get on a beta program to get the update earlier? There are many of us waiting for the update to see if it fixes the issue of making phone calls from the Smart Display. I've reset mine to factory defaults a handful of times, tried setting it up with a brand new google account to no avail. Really hoping I can get my hands on the update ASAP.
12-12-2018 11:37 AM - edited 12-12-2018 11:38 AM
Are the following critical two issues fixed with this update?:
(1) Low to high assistant voice ; and (2) Audio phone calling feature
12-12-2018 12:03 PM
The Smart Displays are fully managed devices, and updates automatically rolled out by Google. There is no way to intervene in that process. Updates are always rolled out in a staged time period. This balances load on the servers, and, if some unexpected bug pops up early, onlly a small percentage of devices are impacted.
You'll get the update when it's your turn. You can't do it manually; there is no manual update code on the device.
12-13-2018 02:38 AM
No offence, but this statement is misleading: "Also note that these updates are meant for US, CA & UK Markets. These are the only markets where the Display has been officially released"
I live in Australia where the Lenovo Smart Display has been at official retail since launch a few months ago. Does this mean that the R5 and newer updates will reach the Smart Display?
12-13-2018 04:58 AM
As I mentioned in my Private message response to your inquiry, I can only confirm these features in those markets at the moment.
This is regularly the case with features on Google Assistant products,
Google often releases features first in the US and then rolls them out. Look at routines and continued conversation, for some time it was only available in the US. Of course there are workarounds by switching your country and language etc.
I am not ruling out that you will be able to get your hands on these features now, but I also don't want to get anyone else's hopes up. I want to have a transparent discussion with you guys.
This is limited only to features though, any fixes google rolls out are going to all users.