Google Home updates may help you wind down at night

While Google has yet to launch its digital wellbeing features on Android phones, it’s already thinking of how to bring them to the smart speaker in your living room. The 9to5Google team has discovered material in the the latest Google app for Android that points to these digital health features coming to Home speakers and other Assistant-equipped devices. While the exact functionality isn’t clear, there’s a Downtime feature that could stop people from using Home at certain times of the day, such as when they’re winding down at the end of the night. That could be particularly helpful if you have a bad habit of playing music or asking questions when you should be getting to bed.

“Filters,” meanwhile, appears set to replace Family Mode and may limit what kids are allowed to search for, or prevent them from playing some voice-based games.

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