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The Google Home app now supports changing the color of smart lights

Back in October, Google completely revamped its Home app with a fresh interface and new smart home controls that made it ten times more enjoyable to use than past versions. Unfortunately, it was missing one big feature — the ability to change the color of smart lights/bulbs.

A new update to the Google Home app is rolling out now (version 2.9), and after all these months of waiting, our complaints are finally being addressed.

After downloading the update and tapping on a multicolored light, you'll now see a new "Color" button below the on/off toggle. When you tap it, you can browse through a list of 42 different hues. It would have been nice for Google to integrate a custom color wheel, too, but this is certainly better than not having anything at all.

Google Home v2.9 is rolling out to the Play Store now, so be sure to keep an eye out for it.

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Joe Maring was a Senior Editor for Android Central between 2017 and 2021. You can reach him on Twitter at @JoeMaring1.

2 Comments
  • It works with my Teckin RGB E27's, however, I do not see a way to set the lights to their default bright white setting. The ability to reset the light/lights to their default light setting would be a great addition to this feature in Google Home. I suppose that each manufacture may have a different way to get to its default lighting setting so, maybe, its not feasible.
  • Same here. Once I start playing with the color controls, I can't set it back to white.