LG SmartThingQ Device Integration for LG Appliances—new API, any interest?

The LG IFTTT does in fact work, at least for me in the US with a washer and dryer.

So we link IFTTT to an ST virtual motion sensor/switch custom DH, which triggers when the washer/dryer is done, and then that links to Alexa to say “The washer is complete”. Which really is all we need for integration. The “native” LG integration with Alexa allows you to ask for washer/dryer status, but doesn’t allow for the push notification, we needed IFTTT for that.

How did you the washer to show up in the IFTTT channel? I linked the LG Washer to IFTTT but when creating an applet I get the Options Unavaiable as seen in this post. (I am in the US)



I haven’t ever be able to get the IFTTT channel to work either (US as well).

Here are the steps I follow to add a new Applet and what I see…

It could be a model difference. The previous years “smart” models were pretty terrible, so that could be it, or perhaps it’s related to what level of model, I have an LG Signature model so maybe it’s only supported on those?

Yeah, maybe the model matters. Mine are from 2018. I tried deleting them from the LG app and adding them back, but still no luck with IFTTT. The docker app works great for the most part, just a little delayed as I imagine it polls the service.

Thanks for the docker tip!

I tried this for a brand new washer/Dryer and this is what I get:

I do have connectivity through google home though.

We have an LG dishwasher that turns one of our LED strips blue when the dishwasher runs out of rinse-aid. It also speaks “The dishwasher needs rinse-aid” to one of the speakers in the kitchen.

I have the ThinQ app on my phone and it will notify me when things happen with the dishwasher.

I implemented this automation by creating a virtual switch in SmartThings that is switched on through IFTTT on my phone. The IFTTT trigger is an Android notification from the ThinQ app containing the phrase “rinse aid”. The IFTTT action is to turn on the virtual “Rinse Aid” switch. A Smart Lighting automation then turns on and set color on the LED strip and also turns off the virtual switch to set it for the next trigger. BigTalker was set up to say the phrase when the switch turns on.

This seems to work pretty reliably so far. It sounds more complicated to set up than it really is.


I like the work around, but I’ve got an apple (ios) phone and not sure that IFTTT has the same support for ios?

Are you based in USA? as I cannot connect and looks like anyone outside of US cant based on https://lgcommunity.us.com/discussion/1900/ifttt-help

I am in the US, but note that my “workaround” does not involve LG as a trigger in IFTTT. Our dishwasher isn’t supported by LG for IFTTT. But the ThinQ app supports it.

The LG ThinQ app on my phone knows about the dishwasher and will notify me on my phone when things happen. I then use the IFTTT Android Notification channel to check for phrases in the notification from that app, and use that as a trigger for SmartThings in the IFTTT applet.

I found “Search for specific types of apps with a keyword” this the one your talking about?

EDIT: nevermind I found it, will reply if I have some trouble setting it up

I went as far as I can but now I’m stuck at setting up BigTalker where in options it asks “Talk with: Talk with these text to speech devices (default): no devices found”
when I click it nothing happens.

I went back and setup the automation for my virtual switch triggering laundry complete but how can I add my google assistants in my home to say a phrase ?

You’ll have to Google for how to make voice notifications. I have set up voice notifications for SmartThings devices in Alexa, just to play with it, but not for Google Home.

BigTalker is a different thing altogether and I had that set up for years. I run an Android app (LANDroid) on the kitchen tablet (also used for recipes and as a photo frame). BigTalker is configured to use the tablet / app as a speaker. The tablet then uses Google Home as a Bluetooth speaker, just because it sounds 10x better than the tablet speaker. I don’t have any other native speaker devices in our SmartThings setup.

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Thanks for the help, need to get a server running looks like to send what to say to my google home speakers from bigtalker.
Will flip on a light or so until I get to this setup somehow.

I tried the IFTTT approach like you have going but the applet just wont run.
Put in App name “LG” and keyword “cycle.” as when the washer/drier is completed LG ThinQ app states “Washer has finished a cycle. Please unload the laundry”
Tried keyword “cycle” tried “finished a cycle.” but when I check IFTTT still states never run

Anything i’m missing? have IFTTT on my android phone

This is my applet

Ya man looks like mine

Its suppose to trigger my virtual switch “Do Not Press Laundry Done” but I cant even get it to run

EDIT: just updated IFTTT on my phone so will see if that does anything

Updating IFTTT on my phone seemed to have worked, it ran and preformed the routine set out when switch was turned on.

Have you tried/thought of using this process from https://community.smartthings.com/t/can-someone-make-a-handler-for-lg-washer/91586/8 to get away from IFTTT and keeping things local?

So in summary, what’s the state of controlling say a laundry washer/dryer via Smart Things using the ThinQ features as of today? Can it auto start my laundry when I leave the house?