Here’s how to sign up for the Google Preview Program for the Home app for Android, which will offer you early access to new features for your smart home.
Regarding APK Insight: We’ve decompiled the most recent version of an app that Google put on the Play Store in our APK Insight post. When we decompile these files—known as APKs for Android apps—we can find numerous lines of code that allude to potential future features. Remember that Google might or might not ever deploy these features, and our understanding of what they are might be limited. However, we’ll try to give those that are nearly finished a chance to demonstrate how they’ll seem if they do ship. Read on with that in mind.
For its Chromecast streaming devices, Google Home speakers, and Nest Hub displays, Google has been providing a public preview program for many years. That preview program has served as a testing ground for Google’s Fuchsia operating system in recent years, although it is usually designed to test out new features a few weeks before they are officially released.
It appears that Google intends to include the Google Home app in the scope of its Preview Program. The sign-up website, which is shown below, informs you that the Preview Program will enable early capabilities in Google Home but obviously cautions that they will likely still be glitchy.
To test new Home app features before they become widely accessible, send a request.
If you encounter problems or have suggestions, let us know. Your comments might make the app better.
There may be problems with early features that affect how the app functions. Google tracks these problems so that they can be immediately fixed.
Opt-out at any time. The Home app’s standard version is always an option.
According to how it is written, Google will start letting a restricted group of users download beta versions of the Google Home app from the Play Store. It’s intriguing that Google would use a closed beta approach for this app when many other apps, such as Android Auto, Google Messages, Play Services, and many more, allow anyone with the courage to sign up to participate in open beta testing.
The launch of the new Preview Program comes only a few weeks after it was made public that Google was launching a program called Google Nest Trusted Testers on Centercode to evaluate a new Google Home app design. Although the Centercode sign-up process asks for personal information, the in-app sign-up flow does not. It is likely that these two programs are identical.
From what we can see, Google probably only wants a select few users to be able to join up for this Preview Program. For the select few, it ought to show up somewhere on the Google Homes Android app’s top bar.
However, if you want to directly access the Google Home App Preview Program signup page and try your luck, it’s actually quite simple to do so. On your Android device, simply tap the link below to be taken to the sign-up page. To express your want to participate as a tester, tap Request invite from there. The only thing left to decide is whether Google will let you join the program.
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The author of this article is Dylan Roussel .
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