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Google Assistant

Requires: IP-Symcon >= 5.0

Description

The Google Assistant module enables the control of devices via Google Assistant. This includes the voice control via Google Home.

Inclusion in IP-Symcon

Using the Google Assistant module requires an active connection to the Invalid Link: Connect Control, which in turn requires an active subscription.

Create Google Assistant Instance

Using the Google Assistant module requires its installation in the Invalid Link: Module Control first. The Invalid Link: Module Control needs to be opened for this. It is found in the main category "Core Instances" in the object tree or can be opened directly with the "Updates" widget. To install, press the Add button at the bottom right of the Invalid Link: Module Control. Enter the URL https://github.com/symcon/Assistant in the opened dialog and confirm with "OK".

Install Module

Next, create an Instance of the Google Assistant module. Open the object tree, click the Add button at the bottom right, and select Instance.

Add Instance

In the module list, select the device "Google Assistant" or "Google Home" from the vendor "Google". The location should not be changed. The name can be chosen at will. Finally, confirm with "OK".

Create Instance

After the creation of the Google Assistant instances, it is opened automatically and can be configured.

Configure Google Assistant Instance

The module offers multipe device types that can be used. To prepare a corresponding device, expand its panel and create a new entry in its list by clicking "Add" below the list.

Add Device

Each entry requires a name, under which the device will be known to Google Assistant. Additional parameters depend on the device type and can be found in the corresponding site of the documentation. After setting all parameters, confirm with "OK".

Configure Device

Possible Device Types

After all devices are configured, confirm the settings by clicking "Apply Changes".

Apply Changes

After applying, it is recommended to check that the column "Status" contains "OK" for all devices. If this is not the case, the column contains an error message that contains further information about the complication. It should be checked as well that label at the top of the instance states "Status: Symcon Connect is OK". Otherwise, the Invalid Link: Connect Control needs to be activated.

Check Status

Connect IP-Symcon to Google Assistant

Finally, IP-Symcon needs to be connected to Google Assistant so the Google Assistant instance can receive requests from Google.
The installation is done with the Google Home app.

Select the home control tab at the bottom left and trigger "Add".

Home Control

Tap "Set up device" in the selection.

Set up device

Tap "Have something already set up?".

Have something already set up

Tap "Symcon" in the displayed list.

Connect to IP-Symcon

Enter the e-mail address in the popup that the IP-Symcon is registered to and confirm with "Send verification code".

Enter E-Mail

An e-mail with a code is sent to the provided e-mail address. Enter the code from the e-mail into the popup and confirm with "Verify code".

Enter Code

After successful confirmation, the prepared devices appear in the Google Home app and can be used.

Update Settings

When the settings within the Google Assistant are changed, they need to be sent to Google by clicking on "Request device update" to enable triggering the modified devices.

Request device update