So I got a Hubitat Elevation hub for Christmas, and am preparing to move to the next level of automation.
Currently, I have 3 WiFi based “smart” bulbs made by Geeni, and a single WiFi “smart” plug. These are controlled thru 2 Google Home Minis. I put smart in quotes because I know that these aren’t as functional or as good as the Z-Wave and other formats, but they’re what I had to start with, and I would like to integrate them for now and then eventually start upgrading the system now that I have a real hub.
But I don’t know where to start. I have the hub all set up and added the Google Home App for the Hubitat, but now I don’t know what to do next. It shows the Google Home in my list of Apps, but I have no idea what that actually means. Am I able to control my light bulbs with the Hubitat, using the Home as some kind of bridge, or are these bulbs just useless for now, and I’ll have to wait until I buy new ones to actually use the hub? Can I use all of the Google Home features thru the hub now that I have it added to the Hubitat?
I’m excited to start on this new journey, already having fun using the stuff just on the Home. I’m just a tad overwhelmed at the moment. I asked last summer about where to start and what hubs were really hubs, and which ones weren’t(Such as the Google Hub), and I got some great responses, so I’m looking forward to any advice folks can offer.
Thanks, and Merry Christmas!