Google smart displays are getting a makeover, dark mode included

The Google Smart Display interface is getting a facelift.


Smart displays are just a few years old, but updates and redesigns are already in the works. Google announces a brand new look for its Google Assistant enabled smart display like user interface Nest hub And Nest hub max.

Keeping an eye on your house

The overhaul begins with several new screens. The home screen now shows a quick glimpse into your day. In the morning that section is called “Your Morning” and it progresses throughout the day, displaying information such as news, your calendar and weather events.

Other new tabs at the top of the home screen will direct you to specific categories. Those tabs include Home Control, Media, Communicate and Discover.

Each tab has tapable cards and widgets. On the media page you will find music, videos, shows and recommendations. You will also be able to see and control what media is playing on other connected devices in your home. Media widgets will be customized to show content from your favorite streaming service.

The Home Control tab displays the dashboard of all connected devices in your home, such as lowering the light or viewing the doorbell camera, to adjust any device settings.

Communicate tab houses for video and chat settings, and the Discover tab displays ideas for doing things with your smart display such as playing a game, listening to a joke or discovering a new recipe.

Dark Mode and Ambient Settings

In addition to organized tabs, there are also many new ways to wind up Google-enabled smart displays in the evening and wake up each morning.

Google Assistant-enabled smart displays are making ambient sounds.


When dark mode is on, the color scheme of your smart display changes, reducing light emission. You can set the dark and light modes to automatically activate based on the ambient light of sunrise and sunset. Ambient sounds are also being selected in the smart display for additional relaxation options.

A sunrise alarm feature is also making its way to the smart display, gradually increasing the brightness of your screen to 30 minutes before your alarm time. You can manage alarms on your display, set separate alarms for weekdays and weekends, as well as select alarm tones.

Meetings and calendar

In recent months, Google’s team has improved Google Meet and Duo on smart displays and announced plans for Zoom to Device. Now smart displays will be able to multiple Google accounts, allowing you to see personal and professional meetings in one place. You can also cancel or reschedule meetings on your smart display. If you use Google Meet on a camera-enabled Nest Hub Max display, you can move around the room while in the frame.

Google Smart Display will support multiple accounts for calendars and meetings.


These new features and new interface design will be rolling out in the coming weeks to all Google Assistant-enabled smart displays in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Spain, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Norway, Mexico. , Singapore, South Korea, Sweden, Switzerland, UK and USA.