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Is there a better way of awake/sleep state automation in Google Home besides Hijacking an Aqara Light?

I got an Aqara FP2 sensor to monitor when I fall asleep and wake up. All my automation runs on the Google Home/Assistant platform and I haven't found a way to access the sleep state from the sensor ...
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Is there a wireless video doorbell that will chime on Google Nest speaker?

Most smart doorbells (e.g. Google Nest Hello doorbell) seem to require a wired connection. The Ring wireless doorbell looks like the most popular but compatibility with Google Assistant looks poor. I ...
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How can I get Google Home to spell a word that sounds the same as another?

For example: thrown and throne. How can I get Google Home to spell "thrown"? She always assumes I'm asking about "throne" Saying "How do you spell thrown, as in throw a ball?" makes her spell out "as ...
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Is it possible to train the "Google Home" device for different styles of pronunciation?

My English pronunciation and accent is different from how American or British English is spoken. I suspect this is contributing to misses for the Google Home device. Is there a way that I can train ...
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Google Home won't respond, waits 30s to a minute and then says "something went wrong" or "there was a glitch"

I had a power surge (could have been a 2-second outage but I don't know) and ever since none of my Google homes have been able to respond to any command. The Assistant just keeps listening (the white ...
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Can Raspberry Pi be used instead of Google Nest as a hub to control my smart home via Google Assistant?

I am searching for a way to make my home "smart". I have raspberry pi 4 and pixel 2 phone. I thought that it would be cool to make my dumb devices "smart" and control them via ...
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Controlling Google Assitant compatible devices via HTTP/MQTT

I would like to control an IoT device that is compatible with Google Assistant/Alexa/Smart Life locally within my network using some open API over HTTP/MQTT. Is this even possible or is the only way ...
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Is there a known list of wake words for Google Home?

While playing with my Google Home I discovered apart from "Okay Google" and "Hey Google" my Home responds to "Okay Doodle" and "Hey Doodle". Officially, "Okay Google" and "Hey Google" are documented ...
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Playing my music for free on Google Home

Until now I have been using Google Play Music to play music that I own from my Google Home devices. I can upload my music content to Google Play Music and then play specific songs, albums or artists &...
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Play music through Sonos and Google Home at same time?

Is it possible to play music through both my Sonos speakers and Google Home at the same time? I have successfully set up Google Assistant on my Sonos and connected everything to the Google Home app, ...
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Multiple Google homes one WiFi

What is the point in assigning your Google home devices to a home? I have 6 Google devices, the Google one with a screen in the kitchen, and 4 dotted around the house. These are all on a home called ...
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Does openHAB support the Google Assistant?

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 ...
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Create Google voice command without IFTTT

Problem I'm trying to extend my own application to use the Google Assistant (in my situation Google Nest Hub device) and is able to control my home custom-made devices like turn on/off light, lock ...
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Using NodeJS to create custom Google Assistant triggers

I am creating a storage system where I'd like to have triggers as: Ok Google, Add 5 blue papers to paper box Ok google, Find blue papers Ok google, take 2 blue papers Basically custom triggers ...
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How to Define Default Spotify Account for Google Home?

We have a number of smart speakers around the house connected to Google Home. We have multiple Spotify accounts running under their Premium Family Plan. One of our Spotify accounts is the "house&...
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What is the Operating System on Google Home Device?

The Verge article states Google Home is based on Chromecast, not Android I have a few queries, if someone tried the following on a Google Home device? Is fastboot supported? Is ADB supported? ...
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Changing Input Source on my TV with Google Home

I'm using my big monitor in 2 modes 1) to work (Macbook connected via USB-C) 2) to chill (Chromecast connected via HDMI) There are problems with automatically switch the input source. When my Macbook ...
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How can I control a Yale deadbolt with Google Home?

I've got a Yale Assure Lock SL with Z-Wave that I'd like to control with my new Google Home. I understand that the "unlock" command might be disabled for security reasons, but I'd at least ...
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How can I get Google Assistant to talk to "TickTick" instead of "Tik tik"?

I use a todo list app called TickTick. The app has a Google Assistant integration available. However, when I try to say "Talk to TickTick" Google Assistant always talks to another quiz app called "Tik ...
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Add Regional Language in Google Assistant?

Can one add regional language oneself to Google Assistant? Is there any library, tool, etc. available to incorporate support for regional languages, not supported by Google?
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How do I connect Wemo Bulbs to Google Home

I'm trying to connect my Belkin Wemo smart bulbs to my Google Home (really my Google Assistant via the Google Home app). I'm following the steps lists on Belkin's Support Site but after I click "...
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How to connect Google Home with a DIY home automation system?

I have a few devices which ultimately talk to an MQTT bus. This bus is monitored by my own program (in Python) which makes decisions based on the context ("scenarios"). I am considering to add a ...
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Google Home act/listen on own response

Is there a way to make Google Home act/listen to its own response? For example, if I ask: if it is gonna rain tomorrow ---> if the response will be yes i.e. positive ---> I will set next action ...
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How to bind routines as opening the garage door to google maps?

Is it possible configuring Google Assistant so that it automatically starts the "open the garage door" routine when Google Maps detects I am home? For instance after navigating me home Google Maps ...
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Can I create custom voice commands and responses for the Google Home?

I want to be able to create my very own custom voice commands and responses for my Google Home device. Is there anyway to do this?
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Using Adafruit with Google Assistant actions

I have a IoT device with WiFi connectivity. I am trying to implement the Google Assistant on my device, which works so far. I am using IFTTT and Adafruit to connect my device with Google Assistant. ...
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Google Home API Integration

I have a project that I want to start on that involves Google Home and a custom light system. I currently control some lights in my apartment VIA a website but I want to be able to control the lights ...
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How do I add my IoT device as skill on the Google Home?

I have created an IoT device with WiFi connectivity. How can I add this device as a new skill on my Google Home and control it through voice command? The image below shows the "Feit Electric" ...
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Connecting Devices In Home

I am quite new to the Internet of Things, and my wife bought a TV today (a pretty good deal) from Amazon Prime Day - I included the link so that we are talking about the same device. Now, in the home ...
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Send Google Assistant/Alexa commands to my private server

We are in the process of building an IoT smart switch that can be controlled via WiFi and Google Assistant/Alexa similar to Sonoff. We are stuck in a few spots, where I thought you guys could help. ...
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How can I have my Google Assistant and Home devices play an MP3 in response to voice command?

I want to have my Google Assistant and Home devices (and Mini) respond to a voice command by playing an MP3 file. How can I do this?
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Home automation dialogues

Is there an available dataset from home automation conversational agent vendors such as Amazon-Alexa or Google Home. I want a dataset where there are dialogues and knowledge bases of IoT devices ...
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Re-link Google Home Account with Assistant Pi on Raspbian

I installed the Google Assistant on a Raspberry Pi 3+ and it works perfectly. I see the Raspberry in my Google Home App and I can configure some features. However, by mistake, I have unlinked from ...
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Is it possible to trigger Google Assistant to say things via 3rd party?

Basically I want to make my Google home device make an announcement when my mail arrives via Domoticz sensor. I know IFTTT can trigger Domoticz via web URL but is there a function to trigger Google ...
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As a software developer, is there a way I can restrict Google Home to only play certain music?

I have a Google Home. As a joke, I would like to program mine to answer any requests to play music with something like "Sorry, I can only play music by Taylor Swift" or some artist or playlist of my ...
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Are underlying commands language-agnostic between smart speakers and IoT devices?

I'm an American who lives in Japan. I can speak Japanese reasonably well, but I normally keep my Google Home speakers and Google Assistant app set to U.S. English for ease of use. Now I'm thinking of ...
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How to make Google Assistant to read information from a file

How to make Google Home Assistant to read information from a file? With one voice command I need GH to respond with a specific information from a file. When "Hey Google, what are the consumption for ...
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How to get Google Home assistant to read a value from the Internet?

Using IFTTT, I am able to send POST REST requests, which then it is able to flip the lights on/off on my Raspberry Pi. I can make a GET REST request (using postman) to get the value of the light, ...
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Can an Android phone do the same things as Google Home (Mini)?

I'm considering buying a Google Home Mini, but it's unclear to me if it can actually do things that my smartphone can't do? I currently only have one "smart" light bulb, and I figure I'd mostly use ...
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Are all functions available on all Google Assistant devices?

Is there any difference in the Assistant functionality available on a Google Home compared with a non-Google product such as a soundbar, TV, etc that happens to have Google Assistant on it?
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How to ask Multiple questions to Google Home

I would like to set up the assistant so that I can have a conversation with it. Right now, it gives : "Hey Google, what is the weather forecast for tomorrow in HongKong?" "Tomorrow in Hong Kong, it ...
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Google Assistant read custom phrase

I'm looking at getting a very quick prototype together for a piece of software I'm demoing, and I'd like to be able to say a phrase to the Google Assistant and have it read back a phrase that's been ...
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How can I connect a local Arduino to my Google Assistant without relying on cloud services?

I want to make a product, which consists of an Arduino connected to my local Blynk server (an application which allows me to control my Arduino using my smartphone). I want it to connected to my ...
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Does the Google Home record conversations to target advertisements?

Google states that the Google Assistant (the personal assistant that runs on the Google Home, Pixel and the Allo app) uses 'conversation history' for targeted advertising: Does Google use my ...
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Google Assistant Timer + Action with One Command

I'm trying to figure out a clever way to set a Google Home timer and perform another action in one command. I currently have a shortcut called "tea time" which sets a timer for my tea. I would really ...
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Z-Wave Hub that works with Google Home in Australia

Does anyone know of any hubs that support Australian Z-Wave and also can be controlled by the Google Assistant. Things such as SmartThings and Wink hub are not available in Australia due to not being ...
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Send Google Assistant text to read out via the SDK

I want to write an app that will relay information about public transport via the Google Assistant if prompted. Does the Google Assistant SDK allow an app to send text to be read out?
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Google Assistant shortcut to "Repeat after me" isn't responding

I am using a Google Assistant shortcut to make my Google Home respond with a command. Using the google Home app, under more settings, I created: When I say: "This is a test" Google ...
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Can Google home be used for reminder?

I would like to set an applet that basically does the following : In the morning, before work, I tell "Hey Google, please remind Mary to do her homework at 5:00 PM" Google Home answers : "You got ...
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Does Google Home support any NFC use cases?

The IFIXIT Google Home tear-down reveals the Marvell Avastar 88W8897 WLAN/BT/NFC SoC. Are there any known NFC use cases that the Google Home supports? Any announcements from Google if the device ...