Custom Location Modes & Voice

First, ridiculous that I can’t make a custom location mode with the mobile app and only the website.

Ok, now that I have that off my chest, is it me, or am I unable to activate custom location modes using my voice and Google Assistant?

I seem to be able to say “Hey Google Turn on X mode” for the built-in modes but not custom created modes.

Am I doing something wrong or is this something that truly can’t be done.

Thanks so much for any help with this!

I don’t believe Google Assistant has access/knows of the “modes”–at least I haven’t seen it. I think your best bet to get this to happen is like a lot of other things–create a virtual switch and use it with an automation to change modes.

Most likely the default ones are set up as scenes and you are activating the scene. This might even have happened in migration if you had a routine to set those modes.

Anyway, if you create a scene to set the custom mode, I believe you will be able to activate that scene. I know you can with Alexa.

Thanks brent and JD!

I’m probably going to go with the virtual switch. I’ve used those in the past.

Appreciate the assistance guys!

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