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  • Google is set to introduce a new “Favorites” widget for its Home app on Android.
  • The widget is currently hidden in the Google Home app version
  • It will allow users to control their smart devices and automations directly from the home screen.

Google is gearing up to enhance the functionality of its Google Home app on Android with a new addition: the “Favorites” widget. We caught a glimpse of it earlier this month during Google’s I/O presentation, alongside the company’s ambitious plans for Gemini AI and the upcoming Android 15.

Now, we have our first look at this Material You widget. The widget was first reported in an unofficial Google News Telegram channel, giving us an early peek into its functionality.