It is now possible to request an invitation from Google
Google has announced a complete overhaul of the long-awaited design for its Google Home app in October 2022. It comes with a Material You look, better controls for smart home devices, and improved camera feed features. The company promised to offer a preview program for this new Home version and collect early feedback from users to fix any issues. This preview program is finally live and you can sign up for a chance to participate from your Google Home app settings.
To join the program, make sure you’ve updated your Google Home app to the latest version available and go to the settings menu. The option to join the preview program is available under the app Settings in the Public Preview section.
Note that even if you are using the latest version, it may take some time before this settings pane becomes available to you. Even when you have successfully signed up, it may take a few days or weeks for the new experience to be available to you.
Google clarifies that the preview program is just that. It is possible that the application may not work properly for you or that you may encounter bugs and issues that have not yet been reported. Either way, it’s simple to roll back to the previous version when you need it, just by tapping a button in the app settings under Public preview. However, it is not possible to enable or disable individual features.
In the meantime, learn all about what you can expect in the new version of the Google Home app. You can expect a new media player, custom spaces for different activities and groups, and better app design for Wear OS.