I use Alexa to control my home when at home, but in the car I have to use Google Home. I have one super annoying issue with Google Home that I am trying to figure out whether it is a configuration issue or a very dumb choice on Google’s part.
My devices generally have room name plus device type in their name therefore the light in the kitchen is called “Kitchen Light”. If I ask Alexa to turn on the Kitchen Light, that single light turns on. If I ask Google, it turns on over a dozen devices. It would appear that it is tirning everything in the Kitchen on, but I suspect it is actually turning on other unrelated devices as well given I found many lights on and Google said something like “turning on 13 lights in kitchen”. Why in the world would they do this?? I jave a couple hundred devices so I can’t use custom names for everything plus with my method I rarely, if ever, forget what to call a device. I guess I will simply delete all rooms in Google but before I do so, it would be nice to know whether I am doing something wrong or Google designed this control around very basic (very few devices in each room) home automation systems.