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GA & GH Adds Command for Syncing Smart Home Devices

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malliekm

GA & GH Adds Command for Syncing Smart Home Devices
« on: December 11, 2017, 12:56:25 am »
http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/12/10/google-assistant-adds-command-syncing-smart-home-devices/

You can now say "sync my devices" to Google Assistant (on your phone, Google Home, etc) to refresh all of your smart home services. For example, if you have Philips Hue lights and WeMo outlets, Google will pull the full list of your devices from those services. You can also just refresh a certain category, with something like "sync my lights."

If you ever have issues with new lights not appearing to your Google Home, now you can just use one command instead of disconnecting/reconnecting the entire service from your Google account. So much more convenient.

https://www.reddit.com/r/googlehome/comments/7iw1dq/google_assistant_adds_command_for_syncing_smart/

jryka

Re: GA & GH Adds Command for Syncing Smart Home Devices
« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2017, 08:58:42 pm »
There is no reason a, say wemo light switch, couldn't be controlled by a google mini in one room and an echo dot in another, right?

malliekm

Re: GA & GH Adds Command for Syncing Smart Home Devices
« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2017, 12:54:26 am »
Right.  All my GH devices and my 2 Dots control my 5 smart outlets...4 TP-Links and 1 SmartLife (Tantan) smart outlet.

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Re: GA & GH Adds Command for Syncing Smart Home Devices
« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2017, 01:00:01 am »
Should be no problem. As far as what Wemo sees, it's just another app controlling it. Whether it's Google Home, Alexa, or Belkin's own app.

Re: GA & GH Adds Command for Syncing Smart Home Devices
« Reply #4 on: December 12, 2017, 06:04:15 am »
There is no reason a, say wemo light switch, couldn't be controlled by a google mini in one room and an echo dot in another, right?

both echo and gh are two completely different devices with their own app.  so there should be no problems using the same switches or bulbs.