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Requires: IP-Symcon >= 5.0
The Google Assistant module enables the control of devices via Google Assistant. This includes the voice control via Google Home.
Using the Google Assistant module requires an active connection to the Invalid Link: Connect Control, which in turn requires an active subscription.
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".
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".
After the creation of the Google Assistant instances, it is opened automatically and can be configured.
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.
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".
After all devices are configured, confirm the settings by clicking "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.
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".
Tap "Set up device" in the selection.
Tap "Have something already set up?".
Tap "Symcon" in the displayed list.
Enter the e-mail address in the popup that the IP-Symcon is registered to and confirm with "Send verification code".
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".
After successful confirmation, the prepared devices appear in the Google Home app and can be used.
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.