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Can the state of one Google Home device control the state of another device?

Is it possible for a Google Home device to report state which then can affect the state of another device? For example a thermostat device reports a temperature threshold is met and Google Home then ...
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Reality check: SUPLA Cloud for bridging local DIY devices and Google assistant?

I found the SUPLA Cloud docker container, and it kind of looks like it might be something I can install in docker on my local machine to connect my personal DIY IOT devices to outside services like ...
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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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SmartThings/Google Home with Samsung UN55KS9000 TV

My end goal is for the TV to work with Google Home. Since its a Samsung smart TV from 2016 I first have to setup it up with SmartThings. Unfortunately, the new ST app doesn't have any option for the ...
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Sengled lights keep resetting and disconnecting from network

I have 12 sengled RGB lights throughout my home. I have had them hooked up and working great for nearly 2 years, but lately seemingly random, I'll see one of the lights reset as if it was the first ...
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Google Assistant, custom command with a custom response

I'm looking for a way to reply on a custom command with a custom text in Google Assistant. E.g. "Hey Google, what's the temperature in my Living Room?" - "In your living Room you have ...
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Will casting music to a Google Home speaker group consume more Internet data than casting to a single speaker?

Here's my setup: My Internet at home comes from a 4G modem, because that's the best deal in my area in terms of price/speed. However, my speed is reduced to 3 Mbps after using 150 GB per month, but ...
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Is there a difference between Google Nest Mini and Google Nest Mini 2nd gen?

I'm looking to dive into home automation starting from a Google Nest Mini device. I understand that there has been a Home Mini and then the second iteration was rebranded as Nest. But a retailer site ...
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Developing a product for commercial use compatible with Google Home/Alexa

I would like to know whether there are any restrictions/rules when developing a product which is compatible with Google/Alexa or maybe even other hubs. Do I need to get some license or follow some ...
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In Home Assistant is it possible to make a button to cast/mirror audio to Google Home

Is it possible to make a button in home assistant that will cast my device's audio similar to the "Cast my audio" button in google home. I want this for apps that don't have their own cast ...
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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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Is there any use for a Google Home Mini without WiFi?

The WiFi of my Google Home Mini is dead after 1 year or so of use. Yes, I have tried everything to verify this (factory reset, Wi-Fi with password, without password, different bands, two totally ...
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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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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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Can I connect my AVM FRITZ!DECT 301 Intelligent Radiator to Google Home?

For temperature control I have a AVM FRITZ!DECT 301 Intelligent Radiator. Currently, interacting with it with the FRITZ Box system feels burdensome and it would be great if I could switch it ON and ...
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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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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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Open source framework for ESP8266 to work with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant

I'm working on a multi channel sonoff device with ESP8266. I want it to be able to support popular iot home control platforms such as Amazon Alexa, Google home... It must have a button and share ...
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When stream security camera on TV using Google Home speaker, does the stream go through Google home?

How does Google home manage the connection to stream security camera video to a smart TV? Does Google home work as a proxy when the camera is streaming the video, or somehow it command (How?) TV to ...
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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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YouTube app cast function to Google mini speakers

I can cast YouTube app to a Smart TV. On Android phones, can YouTube app cast to Google mini speakers as well?
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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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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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Playing video on my TV with Chromecast, but an audio on my Smart Speaker

I have a TV with Chromecast 3 plugged in and an additional Smart Speaker (JBL Link 300). My Smart Speaker has a better sound quality so I would like it to be an audio output always, even if I ask it ...
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Google Home: Setting RGB smart globes to colour-cycling 'scenes'

I have various brands of RGB smart globes (or 'smart bulbs') and LED strips, each with their own Android apps. I'm pleased to say that, these days, Google Home can set the brightness and colour—at ...
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Controlling electric heater by thermostat (IFTTT, Alexa, Google Home)

i want to control electric heater (connected to electricity socket) by using WiFi smart plug. What kind of thermostat (which device) i need to connect to my 'smart network' so i can create a rule to ...
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How to change default shopping list app with google home

With Alexa I can change default shopping list and todo app by settings. I'm using AnyList with Alexa, so can I also use AnyList with Google home?
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Sonoff switches on Google Home - Cascade Router configuration?

I had my Sonoff switches working fine on my rental FTTH modem then I bought Google Nest Wifi. Only my kitchen lights connect to the "blended" wifi, the rest of them won't show up on Google home (same ...
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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 to connect these different smart home devices?

Somehow I ended up with a mix of smart home devices. What hub/bridge/connector device should I use to connect the ones below? My devices: Google Home Google Home - Mini Xiaomi (Mijia) Gateway v.2 EU-...
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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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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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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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Is Google home an IoT Device or a WSN base station?

They say Google home is an IoT device but it has the ability to control other devices like lights, Air conditioners, etc. (in smart homes) which is more like a base station in the Wireless sensor ...
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Add delays to Google Home routines

I have a new Google Home Mini and I'm looking to add a lot of customization to it and the devices connected to it. The built in "routines" seems quite limited, the main thing I want to do is add ...
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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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Traditional looking toggle switch that works with Hue (possibly through Alexa/google)?

New to this Hue madness, got a 4 pack with Hub. Enjoying the lights, not ready to start asking Google/Alexa to turn on my lights. I know Philips has a couple switches, but Im looking for something ...
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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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Will google home mini work in foreign country (not supported)?

If I buy a google home in US and give it to a friend in Ethiopia, will it work if he speaks English to it or will the Ethiopian IP address cause an issue with the functionality of the google home ...
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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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Google Home Mini won't recognize contact and place a call, saying it, "didn't catch that--is that percent one dollars, percent two dollars?"

What can I do about my Google Home Mini not successfully placing calls I try to make to some of my contacts? It works for most contacts I tell it to call, but mysteriously some calls won't go through ...
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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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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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Scanning for Device

What kind of technology does the Google Home and Amazon Echo/Dot use when you set up the device for the first time and their respective apps "scan for device" before they're connected to Wifi? I'm ...
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Privacy with Voice Assistants

I am interested in getting a Smart Home system with a good voice assistant, but my wife refuses to allow a voice assistant like Google Home or Amazon Alexa because she does not want ANY recordings ...
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How can I associate an smart outlet with "lights"?

I recently added a Eufy Smart Plug to my setup. It's currently controlling a floor light. However, Google Home doesn't recognize it as a lamp, so when I say "turn on the lights" or "turn off the ...
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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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Custom responses — Google Home

I have a a web server up that listens on a particular URL and returns a unique response based upon a bunch of criteria. For example (fake domain): myserver.com/cgi-bin/nextslot returns "Hello, ...
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How to prevent other unauthorized users in the home from Chromecasting videos using the Google Home Mini?

Is there any way to prevent unauthorized persons from Chromecasting videos using my default YouTube account that's attached to my Google Home Mini? I wish my voice were the only one authorized to ...
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