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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Protocols used to control Google Home and Amazon Echo speakers

Smart assistant products Google Home as well as Amazon Echo have companion apps to control the respective devices from smartphones. What are the application level protocols that are used to control ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...