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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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Is there a Linux distro (à la Open/DD WRT) for smart speakers?

Smart speakers like Amazon Echo or Google Home are starting to become common. Is there a community effort to create an open source Linux firmware that can be run on them? I am thinking to something ...
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IFTTT: Use trigger from one applet with ingredient from another applet?

(I'm not sure if an question about IFTTT automation via Android is better suited to Stack Overflow, or Android Stack Exchange, or here, so I figure I'll try here first ...I'm surprised there's no "...
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Hacking a Google Home device to put a “hard switch” on its microphone

It's my understanding that Google Home devices all have a soft switch for their microphone; i.e. no physical circuit is broken when you turn it "off". Is it particularly difficult to open it up and ...
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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 I install Mycroft on Google Home?

I have been given a Google Home from a contest at work. I think it would be very useful if it didn't spy on my every word. I wonder if I can wipe the installed Chrome OS it is based on and install ...
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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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Fluorescent Tubes - Sonoff Switch?

Like many, I'm looking for a way to control the fluorescent tube in my kitchen. Is there any reason why I can't wire a Sonoff switch inside the fluorescent tube lighting batten? I don't have enough ...
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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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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 to cast local video files from computer to TV using Google Home?

Okay this may be quite much, but I am trying to use Google Home to cast a video from my laptop (which I don't mind using for this sole purpose since it's old and unneeded) to my Smart LG TV which has ...
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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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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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Smart deadbolt without motor — Read-only Access

I have some needs I'd like to ask my Google Home if my front door is locked. I don't want my Google Home to be able to unlock my front door. I don't even want my front door to be unlockable remotely. ...
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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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Smart fluorescent strip lights

Is there a way to turn on and off fluorescent strip lights using google home. Most IoT light solutions I have found require bulb replacement, are dimmer switches or are not compatible with this type ...
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What will the Apple HomePod be able to do?

A friend told me that Apple is finally releasing a competitor for the Google Home and the Amazon Echo, called the Apple Homepod. A lively discussion ensued, in which several people were quite certain ...
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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 Assistant ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Wireless Blind Motor Control

I have a Smart Switch (Sonoff Dual WiFi Wireless Smart Switch), and I control it through a Google Home. It works as a contact, like if it was a switch: I want to control an electric blind, that has ...
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Can Google Home support multiple accounts in different languages?

I am British, my wife is French. Can I talk to Google Home in English and use my account while she talks to it in French and uses her account?
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How do you do a Google Home call?

I am aware that you can do Alexa calling: we've even had numerous questions about it. Is it possible to do something similar with the Google Home? If so, how would it be done? Particularly, I want ...
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Is there any way to restrict the Google Home account privileges?

When setting up Google Home one has to give the device full access to the Google Account and cannot restrict most of the privacy options. Is there any way around that? Besides creating an extra ...