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How to integrate Google Home App with FIBARO ?

by | November 25, 2018
How to integrate Google Home App with FIBARO ?

The Google Assistant and FIBARO system work together to make FIBARO appliances even more convenient to use. FIBARO and voice control by Google will help you to control lights, cameras, thermostats, sensors, scenes and even more without lifting a finger. There won’t be a need to find your phone, use wall switches or any other remotes – just talk to your Google Assistant

  • FIBARO Smart Home (Home Control) for the Google Assistant is available for the following languages:
  • English (U.S., U.K., Canada, Australia).
  • English (U.S., U.K., Canada, Australia).
  • FIBARO for the Google Assistant is available for the following languages:
  • English (U.S., U.K., Canada, Australia).
  • Availability of the Google Assistant or Google Home app may vary depending on your region and phone setting.

   

Minimum OS requirements for Google Home devices

Here are the minimum OS requirements for Google Home devices.
Mobile device operating system (OS) requirements
Use the Google Home app on compatible mobile devices to set up your Google Home device.

The Google Home app  is compatible with mobile devices running:

  • Android 5.0 and higher
  • iOS 10 and higher

Note: You can’t set up Google Home on a computer. 

FIBARO Integrations   

There are two ways to operate FIBARO devices using Google Assistant. To learn how to activate and control FIBARO devices using Google Home or your Google Assistant on other devices see the integrations below.

FIBARO Smart Home for the Google Assistant (Home control)   

FIBARO Smart Home taps into the engine of the Google Assistant which in turn provides the framework for voice-enabled control for your house appliances. Using native capabilities of Google Assistant regarding smart home management, users can invoke and control devices without using any custom start phrases. Just say “Hey Google, turn on the lights in the living room” to turn on the light connected to the Home Center.

Activation   
  1. Open the Google Home app.
  2. In the top left corner of the Home screen, tap Menu.
  3. Verify that the Google Account that is listed is the one linked to Google Home. To switch accounts, click the triangle to the right of the account name.
  4. Tap Home control.

    google home control App

  1. In the “Devices” tab, at the bottom right tap Add (plus symbol).
  2. Search for the FIBARO, then follow the on-screen steps to link the accounts.

Google Home App Fibaro

FIBARO for the Google Assistant (Action on Google)   

FIBARO action for the Google Assistant  is a standard extension for the assistant. It works differently from the normal home control skill in a way that you need to mention FIBARO in order to control your home.

Activation   
  1. Say or write one of the hotword phrases to your Google Assistant:
    Talk to FIBARO or Speak to FIBARO or Ask FIBARO
  2. Continue following on-screen prompts in the Google Home app.

List of Home Control commands

The list of commands, which can be used to control devices connected to the FIBARO Home Center using Google Assistant’s smart home control features:

Type                                                 How to Control

Switches

Hey Google, turn on/off all switches.
Hey Google, turn on/off [switch name].
Hey Google, turn on/off switches in [room name].
Hey Google, what switches are on/off?
Hey Google, what switches are on/off in [room name].

Wall plugs

Hey Google, turn on/off all outlets.
Hey Google, turn on/off [wall plug name].
Hey Google, turn on/off outlets in [room name].
Hey Google, what outlets are on/off?
Hey Google, what outlets are on/off in [room name].

Lights*

Hey Google, turn on/off all lights. – the command switches also outlets, that aren’t lights
Hey Google, turn on/off [light name].
Hey Google, turn on/off lights in [room name].
Hey Google, what lights are on/off?
Hey Google, what lights are on/off in [room name]?

Dimmable Lights

Hey Google, dim/brighten all lights.
Hey Google, dim/brighten [light name].
Hey Google, dim/brighten lights in [room name].
Hey Google, dim/brighten all lights by [delta percentage].
Hey Google, dim/brighten [light name] by [delta percentage].
Hey Google, decrease/increase lights in [room name] by [delta percentage].
Hey Google, set all lights to [percentage].
Hey Google, set [light name] to [percentage].
Hey Google, set lights in [room name] to [percentage].

Scenes

Hey Google, activate/start [scene name].
Hey Google, activate/start [scene name] in [room name].

All devices

Hey Google, turn on/off everything.
Hey Google, sync my devices.

* Some switches and wall plugs can be visible as lights, if specified as such during Home Center setup.

> Source Fibaro.com


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