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From the Factory Data Reset (FDR) Google Home docs page: Press and hold the microphone mute on the back of Google Home for about 15 seconds. You will hear your Google Assistant confirm that it is resetting Google Home.


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There isn't a way to do this right now. You might be able to get it to play your entire playlist by name, but not an individual song from your playlist. Google Home does the same thing with Google Play Music -- you can't ask for a specific song you have uploaded or in one of your playlist. You can ask for one of your whole playlists to play, or you can ...


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Google Home seems to figure out the "type" of an outlet via the name. If the name includes the word "lamp" or "light", then it's considered a light and will become part of the light set, and participate in the "turn on/off the lights" commands. So, change the name of the device to something that includes "lamp", wait a while, and eventually it will be ...


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If you have an Android phone, try to use the speaking option of the keyboard or try "Ok Google" and ask something. I suppose Google uses the same speech recognition engine on all its platforms...


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The Harmony Hub creates virtual switches in the SmartThings app. If you authorize these with Google home, you can issue commands like "Turn on Watch TV" or "Turn off Watch TV" The Google home integration can be found under Things -> Voice Control in the SmartThing's Marketplace.


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On the Voice & Audio section of the Google My Activity page, you can see your history. The recordings it keeps are only after triggering it to wake up with the wake word (OK Google). It also has the ability to delete your history.


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Google does not provide api for that. Instead their QA tells the users to use external app IFTTT = IfThisThenThat. Newer suggestion of Google is AutoVoice.


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Building on Helmar's answer I would suggest a DIY solution: a miniaturized reed switch and a magnetized / magnet attached deadbolt. Check if there is place for a miniaturized reed switch within the strike plate with the deadbolt fully extended. Those switches come in packages as small as 2 mm diamater and about 10..15 mm long. Since they actually come with ...


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For an end user, using IFTTT or another connector service as described in mico's answer is probably the best way. If you want to develop an action on the Google Assistant platform, you can use Actions on Google, a toolkit with everything you need to develop a new action that other users can interact with. Note that, unlike Alexa, Google Assistant actions ...


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Generally you want your home's door secure.1 Assuming that the door is secure in itself, i.e. it cannot be opened without the lock, the security of the door is equivalent to the security of said (smart) lock. Further assuming that the the smart lock itself is secure for the moment we can concentrate on the trigger. Triggering a smart lock with a voice ...


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Your router most likely can't handle the number of devices on your network. So in attempts to give every device a connection, it cycles through existing, dormant connections and boots them. In this case, your TV devices. I'd recommend upgrading your router. I've personally updated my network hardware to a Mesh network because I was encountering the same ...


6

To control fluorescent lights, you should look for a device called an "appliance switch". This will control any load by switching the power on or off; it does not "dim" the load. With it, your fluorescent lights will work just like your ordinary switch does today. Be aware that home automation systems generally do not consider appliance switches to be in ...


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Yes, there is an official list: Simply say "Ok Google" or "Hey Google" before any of the voice queries below. Those are currently the only two wake words. There's some speculation that other wake words will be coming at some point, but until then, the only two wake words are "Ok Google" and "Hey Google". As Helmar has pointed out, any alternative ...


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Google home devices have many microphones, used for "beam shaping" (listening to the best mic), and noise-cancellation. This means you'd need a multi-channel mux, or several independent switches. Also, these mics tend to be surface-mount, so there's no wire you can intercept, making it very tough to modify without proper tools (stereo microscope, reflow oven,...


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Assuming it is Bluetooth (a fair guess as this is the only other radio that is regularly available in mobile phones/tablets), then it will be Bluetooth 4 which will be advertising a BLE Service that has a known set of Characteristics. The app running on the phone/tablet will connect to the BLE Service, query a Characteristic for what WiFi SSIDs the device ...


5

Answer to your main question: I want to know if it is possible to call a friend who has another Google Home is no, you cannot do that exactly. In the link by @Bence Kaulics in comments it is said you can call outbound (to a phone) but inbound calls are not possible. That means the destination cannot be another Google Home but only owners phone. Making ...


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To create voice commands for google home follow the below given steps: Go to IFTTT.com. Sign in or up Click Search. Search for "Google Assistant." Click Google Assistant Google Assistant and then Connect. Choose a Google Account and grant IFTTT access to it. Make sure to choose the account you used to set up Google Home or the Google Assistant on your ...


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Well, I can answer only two of the queries: First two get answer "No, they aren't supported." The guy in this reddit article played with one Google home device and found that out. There is a hidden usb port in machine, but both ADB nor fastboot don't work. Wireless abd tries to connect some IP but IP remained offline despite efforts of pushing device ...


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Google Home can be set Up and used in other countries. This Beebom article provides a step-by-step guide of doing so. During setup you'll see popup: You may see a warning telling you that the Google Home was manufactured for a different country, and may not work with your WiFi network. "May not work with your WiFi network" could happen if your 2.4 GHz ...


5

Unfortunately the usual smart locks on the market are all—to my knowledge—opening your door as well. As Aurora pointed out a lot of those are currently not allowing voice activated unlocking via Google Home or Amazon Alexa. Not every lock is that smart though. However, there's good news too. Read-only deadbolts are nothing new. Every security system has ...


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To make this kind of experiment most easy is to use API.ai (a tool acquired by Google just before Google Home was born [1]). In API.ai you can very easily imitate the flow with data that is given with one command and read with another, but with actual Google Drive it is also possible to build the exact flow you have. Your described flow is done like this: ...


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Google Assistant's Actions can return a subset of SSML, part of which allows you to instruct the device to play an audio file such as an MP3. An example is given of the SSML to use in the Actions on Google documentation; I've adapted it below for reference: <speak> Here is an MP3 file. <audio src="https://www.example.com/MY_MP3_FILE.mp3">...


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Keeping the device muted when not in use removes a huge amount of the benefit of a voice assistant, if you have to get up, walk across the room and unmute it to use it you might as well just install the app (Alexa app or an Android with Google Assistant) on your phone and only launch it when you want it. If you want a dedicated device that doesn't use the ...


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If the phone is new enough to run a version of Android with full Google Assistant then it should work for most things. The main points that differ will be: The microphone on the phone won't be nearly as good as the microphone array in the dedicated Google Home device. So voice recognition across the room will likely be not as good. You won't be able to set ...


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Unfortunately, any Action that is intended to imitate Google Home system functionality is explicitly banned, and the API doesn't really facilitate doing that (not surprising, I suppose, that the API doesn't let you do something that Google doesn't want you to do!): We don't allow actions that mimic or interfere with device or Assistant functionality. ...


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Basically what you can do for training by yourself is to retrain the device for your voice. You'll say consecutive times the wake words as they are prompted by the app. I found a post stating you should tell the wake words all around your home to get different conditions better taken in care. My claim is that the same would apply if you imitate little bit ...


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According to this article, Google Home speaks French. Get ready to say "bonjour" to Google Home, French speakers. Google's Assistant-powered speaker will soon be available for purchase in France, and as you might expect, that means Assistant can also speak French now. This comes on the heels of Google Wifi launching in France late last month. ...


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I've tested this out extensively as I really want to be able to verbally initiate one of my Youtube playlist via Google Home. The good news is that can, but only for your Liked videos. I use a Routine to initiate this (because it gives you flexibility that specify a preferred verbal command. Here's how I have set it up in Google Home app on my Android ...


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It looks like probably not. I have searched around quite a bit, and I have found a couple pieces of evidence: 1. The article you referenced. If you read the article again, you will see that the Google Home did pick up the signal - and interpreted it as a wake up call. Probably the volume and other background noise prevented the signal from being ...


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Google home can be trained by saying several times the key word Hello, Google. I am not sure how this takes effect in different pronunciations, but for now this is the only way to teach GH anything. Train it again: unfortunately you have to unlink your ID that's having trouble and then add it back in (scarier than it sounds). It's over by the ...


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