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#226

Hey @seiko you’ve helped me out here, so big thanks! :+1:
Starting and stopping my flows work fine now, but I have 2 questions left;

  1. It only works from the Google assistant on my phone and not through Google home mini which I have in my house. I verified that Google home mini is hearing the correct phrase (you can look up what Google understands from your command) and it’s 100% the same phrase that I say to my phone, yet it’s not doing it frome the home mini.
  2. Although it is working from my phone (as in: in the example below my TV is indeed being switched off), the written response from the assistant is that homey is not reacting at the moment and that I should try again later. See screenshot. Weird… Why would this be? And could it be somehow related to question 1?


#227

for question 1:
did you connect your google home mini in:

https://assistant.google.com/services/a/uid/000000540d2e807f?hl=nl

Maybe first disconnect the phone and connect both again starting with the mini to homey with the link above

for question 2: sometimes i have also the issue that google says that homey is not reacting and the flow is actually triggered, I don’t lnow wyhy that is.
Maybe because there are multiple triggers in the flows or because multiple AND’s in the flow?
and then again sometimes i have no problems at all?

So i really do not know.


#228

Hi @seiko thx once again!
Issue 1 was indeed solved by unlinking Homey through that link, and then reconnecting by saying ‘let me talk to Homey’ to the Google home (if I remember well, I linked to Homey last time from within the Google assistant on my phone, which probably is the wrong way).

Issue 2 still happens. Although homey perfectly listens to my commands, Google assistant still mentions that ‘homey isn’t responding at the moment’. If anyone has a brilliant suggestion, please let me know! :+1:


#229

The briljant suggestion is that Athom should take care of these (in my opinion very annoying and major) problems for existing users instead of putting all resources on a 2.0 upgrade in an attempt to get more new buyers. But is has very low attention, that’s for sure.


#230

Starting to feel that we might not get this before mid 2019 - as it doesnt feel Athom sees this as a priority.


#231

nah. they know what they doing.

they probably have fewer customers using Google home


#232

Hi,

Let Homey reply to your question by speech, Google Home will get the message and will speak out the reply. I don’t have the problem anymore.


#233

Hi, not sure really what you meant. So you put in the flow that Homey repeats the command you give to him or so?


#234

No, in the last column where you put your action you also add a “voice” action. For instance “Switching on the lights”. That will then be said through your Google Home.


#235

What Peter says. Let homey reply with speech. Google Home will say that message.


#236

How do you make Google home say the message? Something like this?


#237

Yes, that’s the way


#238

Awesome. That’s working.


#239

Does Google home say that message or does it come from homey?


#240

Google home says it. If I remember well.


#241

If the flow is started by/through Homey: Homey says the words.
If the flow is started by/through Google Home: Google Home says the words.


#242

Im using google home alot to control ny house now after the stable homey 2.0 update i cant shut down lamps anymore when i say ask homey to pull off all lights instead off shut them down homey pull all the lights on like i ask ask homey turn all lights on so both off these commands will turn all lights on


#243

is there a way to send commands to google home from homey ?


#244

Could you put some points and comma’s in that blurb of text? No idea what you’re saying right now, sorry :slight_smile:


#245

Yes, you can go to Settings in the app, scroll down a bit and you’ll see Google Assistant under Integrations.