Govee DreamColor LED Strip Lights with WiFi and Smartthings?

Hi Everyone,

Is there anyway to connect Govee DreamColor LED Strip Lights with WiFi to Smartthings? Or maybe someone knows it as Minger (Not sure where they go by that name)
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I haven’t found any device handlers for it, but i have found some things that may help someone to make it work perhaps. I would do it my self if I wasn’t totally worthless at codeing.

Today I can control it trough the app Govee Home or in some degree with Google assistant.

I am at the moment in contact with Govee to see if there are able to help, but I do except there only will say “Sorry, at the moment we are not working with ST. Maybe in the future we will make it work”. Hopefully I am wrong :wink:

I have found one on github how is working on reverse engineering so maybe he have found enough information to make it work on ST. You can find his work here.

If anyone need me to test anything i could do that, I also have a Synology NAS if for example there is a need to run a docker. (Already doing that for connecting Google Home and LG TV)

I will update with the response from Govee as soon as possible :slight_smile:

Thanks in advance!
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There is a way to get them connected using a ST virtual switch and Alexa Routines. Not sure if you are using Alexa as you mentioned Google. Maybe a similar process exists for Google?

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Did you ever get this to work? I’m trying to do the same thing, but finding it difficult. Thanks so much.

I’m interested in getting this to work as well. All I want to do is have the lights turn on/off with TV on/off.

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I got it to work!!! I used a virtual switch to make sure my Alexa account was getting the command. Then I put the in a group and used the group as the target. After that I went back and changed the automation in SmartThings and it just started working. Three days but I got it to work!

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How does this work with webcore? Does the color, hue and saturation actually update on the ST platform?

I would be curious to see if you get full control and status of the RGB setup through Smartthings

Can you give us a step by step of this please.

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Can you describe exactly how did you make it?

Thanks

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Hi All,

I got this working following Bigg_X’s suggestions, which slight modifications. It was quite easy to do. Here are the steps I followed:

  1. Created a Virtual Lock in Smartthings API
    Following these directions: FAQ: Creating a virtual Device
    but instead of a Simulated Switch, select Simulated Lock.

(Simulated switches cannot be used as a trigger in Alexa routines, as I learned, but locks can)

This should show up in the ST app and also in the Alexa app.

  1. In Alexa, add two new Routines.
    For trigger, select the simulated lock that you just created. If Unlocked, turn on the Goove light. If locked, turned it off. (both trigger and action are under Smart Home)

That’s all! Works fine. Cannot change color and such in ST from this single Simulated Lock - however, multiple locks can be added that trigger different colors, if one desires. For me, On-Off is enough.

Unfortunately they cannot be used in routines in ST - those only take switches, not locks. Arg…

Any way of controlling it without using Alexa?

I got Google all over the home… not much of an A fan…

I spent the good part of the last 2 hours trying and all i got was something like server unreachable or something…

I need to get a motion sensor to turn on a govee strip when motion is detected

I emailed Govee and they said Smartthings is on their radar but was initially working on IFTTT

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Got the integration working with IFTTT (uses 2 of the 3 free IFTTT applets).
You will need to link both Govee and ST accounts to IFTTT for this to work.

  1. Create Virtual switch using Virtual device creator
  2. Create 2 IFTTT applets to turn on Govee switch ON when Virtual switch is ON
    and Govee switch OFF when virtual switch is OFF
  3. Create webcore script to detect motion and turn Virtual switch ON, wait 5 mins then turn Virtual switch OFF

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You can also do this using Alexa routine, if that’s your preference (no Virtual switch needed as Alexa will directly work with Govee and if motion sensor is visible to Alexa)

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Ifttt with virtual switch works great. Didn’t realize Govee had connected with ifttt yet. Last time I looked it hadn’t. Thanks for the tip!

You can integrate govee with smartthings by following instructions here

Then you be able to create automations to turns lights on/off when your tv is switched on/off etc.

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Thanks for this! I’ll give it a try later today

is the KED/device id the hardware version? hardware and model are all i have in the configuration tab

You need to open the index.html file in your chrome browser on laptop and it will show you your devices and ids

You also need to request a govee api key 1st, as this is needed to control devices with smartthings. Then on the index.html page click on the Configuration tab, enter your govee api key and it returns the device’s ids. ! Screenshot_20201228-174802_Govee Home|225x500

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