Google Assistant has many features that are perfect for families, especially those with smart speakers and displays. With Family Bell, you can schedule announcements to keep your house running smoothly. We’ll show you what it can do.
What is Google Assistant Family Bell?
Google’s Family Bell lets you create custom announcements and interactive checklists on a schedule. Announcements can be sent to Google Assistant-enabled smart speakers and displays, as well as Android devices.
Creating the announcements is easy. You type a message for the Google Assistant to announce, choose the time and days for the announcement, and then choose the devices you want it to play on.
The interactive checklists are slightly different. It starts just like the regular announcements, but then you can add items to complete. The Google Assistant guides you through the list as you check off items on the screen or with your voice.
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Why you should use Family Bell
The family bell is an essential tool for keeping your house going with routines. There are tons of different things you can do with it, but I’ll share a few examples from my own personal use:
Bedtime with kids can be challenging, but having a routine to stick to makes it a lot easier. Every night before bed, the family bell announces that there is “5 minutes until clean-up time.” This gives my son time to finish whatever he is playing and our nightly routine begins.
Speaking of bedtime, this is also a great use for the checklist feature. You can make a list of things your kids need to do before bed. Going to the bathroom, brushing teeth, putting on pajamas, etc. You can check things off yourself and feel fulfilled.
Morning is another prime time for routines. I set up a family ringer for weekday mornings that says, “Time to put on shoes.” This ensures that we do not forget the time and are late for school. You could also create a checklist to get ready in the morning.
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Not just for kids
What I really like about the Family Bell is that it takes some responsibility off my shoulders. I don’t have to check the clock every morning and evening. I can be there with my son and let Google tell me when it’s time to do something.
There are so many things to remember in a day that getting a few off your plate can be a huge help. It is not only useful for people with children. Maybe you lose time easily in the morning. A bell could help you get out the door on time. Or maybe you have a task that only needs to be done once a week. A bell can help you remember it.
In general, it’s just a handy feature to keep you and your household running smoothly. Lighten your mental load and let Google Assistant handle some of your routines. It’s there when you need it, not when you don’t. You will thank me later.
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