I've been considering using openHAB recently as my home automation system, but I'd like to connect a Google Home to it so I can control the system with my voice.

It looks like openHAB support Amazon Alexa through the openhab-alexa skill, so with an Echo I could issue voice commands and receive simple voice messages, but I'd like to use a Google Home instead.

I've checked the Supported Technologies page on the openHAB website, but it looks like there's nothing there for the Google Home/Assistant. Is it possible to connect my Google Home to openHAB? If possible, I'd like to connect directly, but I would be happy with connecting it through a different service if necessary.


It seems, from this forum post that you can use ha-bridge which masquerades as a Philips Hue bridge, permitting it to consume the basic lighting commands. If you have Hue devices, you need a real Hue bridge behind ha-bridge.

Since this supports Google Home, you're able to implement voice command, but potentially some limitations to the scope of the commands.

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