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9/26/17
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~Paula~

Reminders on Google Home

Hello Google Home Family,


We’re happy to announce that you can now set and manage reminders on Google Home.


We’re rolling the the ability to set, ask about, and delete reminders on Google Home. Notifications will appear on Google Home and your phone at the time you set.


A few things to note:

  • This feature is available in English in the U.S., U.K., Australia, and Canada.

  • Your phone must be running Android version M+ (here’s how to update)

  • Location reminders are coming soon.


For details on setting up and personalizing your reminders, check out our Help Center.


~Paula and the Google Home team~
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All Replies (39)
GothamNY
9/26/17
GothamNY
Nice, thanks Paula.
Monica McDonald
9/26/17
Monica McDonald
YAY!  I don't have it yet but I'm sure it will hit my GHs in the next day or two.  What are location based reminders? 
GothamNY
9/26/17
GothamNY
Hey Monica, a location based reminder is something like "remind me to pick up milk at Safeway" or "remind me to give the cat meds when I get home." Location-based reminders like these have a location (address) attached to them. Once you arrive at that place (location), the reminder fires.
Salim - Product Expert
9/26/17
Salim - Product Expert
Amazing!
Feelix93
9/26/17
Feelix93
What about Reminders in German here in Europe?
Jonathan Michienzi
9/26/17
Jonathan Michienzi
Will it not work at all if we're not using a phone running Android M or up? I've had to switch to a backup phone for a few weeks after my other phone bit the dust, and it's running Android N. Does this mean reminders won't work for me at all? Or just that they won't sync with my phone?
GothamNY
9/26/17
GothamNY
Hey Jonathan, Android N follows M, so if I'm reading it correctly, it would seem your set-up meets the requirement for "Reminders" working with your device once it's been pushed; unless of course M+ means something other than Android Marshmallow or later.

On Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at 10:23:01 AM UTC-4, Jonathan Michienzi wrote:
Will it not work at all if we're not using a phone running Android M or up? I've had to switch to a backup phone for a few weeks after my other phone bit the dust, and it's running Android N. Does this mean reminders won't work for me at all? Or just that they won't sync with my phone?
Salim - Product Expert
9/26/17
Salim - Product Expert
That's correct, M+ means Marshmallow or higher and N is higher than M, so it's supported.
Jonathan Michienzi
9/26/17
Jonathan Michienzi
Oh geeze. Well, colour me embarrassed for messing up my alphabet...I'll talk to my 4 year old daughter and come back when I've gotten it all straightened out :P
cfinch5
9/28/17
cfinch5
Awesome news! Love watching this product grow!
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psdaengr
1/9/18
psdaengr
I wouldn't brag about either of these as being a "Home" feature.  They're just voice enabled standalone alarm clocks or kitchen timers.  

"Home" reminders and alarms created through a speaker only remind through THAT speaker, and can be queried through that speaker.   If you aren't within earshot, you won't hear the reminder or be able to query it, like alarms that will continue to sound for 10 mi uts unless you go to the room with the device and cancel them.

Google needs to start looking at these as part of a Google -equipped HOME, not as individual room gadgets.

BTW, the chances of someone at Google being assigned to implementing a feature requested through the Home apps' Help, or in this forums,  is a lot lower than if you do it Chat with a Google support rep when one of Google's "How to" pages pops up.  Assume that the featurer exists, ask them how to do it, then persuade them that other people likely want to do it.
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