Questions tagged [smart-assistants]

For questions about smart assistants in general (e.g. Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa, etc). Where the question is focused on one specific device, use that tag instead of [smart-assistants].

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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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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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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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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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Can Alexa be trained to use preferred volume levels?

Is there a way to train Alexa to use preferred volume levels, such that Alexa plays music at volume X replies at volume Y sets volume to 0 every night at 9 PM, and back to last set volume at 6 AM
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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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Why do most smart assistants offer little, if any, customisation of the wake word?

The majority of smart assistant brands, such as the Amazon Echo and Google Home, offer very little in the way of customisation for the wake word (the phrase you use to wake up the device so it listens ...