In addition to other Google hardware announcements - could there be additional Google Nest products announced - Stay tuned! A new Nest Doorbell (wired) and Nest Wifi Pro were posted yesterday.
no Nest products were announced at the event.
FYI, devices as “starters” (aka triggers) for Google Home routines is rolling out. Interestingly, switch state can trigger a GH routine to start. So from a SmartThings perspective, a normal virtual switch can be used instead of a virtual switch with motion or contact capability.
Wow! That’s a big deal.
Word was that Amazon didn’t allow switches as triggers because so many of the cheap Wi-Fi switches they sell don’t report state back to Amazon so they didn’t know when they turned on and they didn’t want the customer service headaches.
I wonder if this is going to be limited to specific devices?
The new Google automations works well with Tuya/SmartLife switches, plugs and lights. I have not tried it with fans.
From a switch capability perspective, it doesn’t look like it. I’m seeing my AVRs, TVs, cameras (Wyze has on/off), fans, lights, outlets, and switches.
Other new (i think?) starters i’ve seen are locks, volume between, and thermostat mode.
I meant specific models of switches. Not device classes.
Will there be a specific switch you can turn on and off by voice with Google but that is not available as a trigger?
The classic “gotcha” for Alexa was a switch that could be turned off at the wall without Alexa knowing about the change in state.