Questions tagged [google-home]

For questions about the Google Home smart speaker. Use this tag when the question is primarily about the speaker system itself, rather than the Google Assistant.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to instruct Google Home to play YouTube videos from *my* playlists

Everytime I ask Google Home to play a YouTube video, it searches for (seemingly) random playlists that may contain that video... sometimes it doesn't. I have my own playlists, with a specific video. ...
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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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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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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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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 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 ...