There’s a new way to trigger Google Assistant routines – Ben Patterson

Compared to Alexa, Google Assistant is fairly limited when it comes to triggering routines, but it just picked up a new one: the ability to run a routine when you dismiss an alarm.

Alexa users have long been able to trigger routines by dismissing an alarm on one of their Echo devices, but Google Assistant only learned the trick in the past few weeks.

The new trigger is incredibly handy for starting morning routines, such as turning on your lights, getting a weather report, hearing your schedule, and playing a peppy, let’s-get-the-day-started music playlist.

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