This may sound silly, but I recently bought a bunch of the switch mate light controllers. I didn’t realize how severely limited their ble integrations were. The Kickstarter claims Harmony int, though o have found that this is not the case.
They do however work with Google home. Now I have Alexa, but I wouldn’t mind sacrificing an old Android phone to control the switch mate.
Is there a direct method (not involving Tasker) to send commands to Google home?
Android Assistant on iPhone works. I’m not sure if they released a separate Assistant app for Android. Or I assume Assistant on an Android Wear device.
But I’m a little confused what you want to do and how SmartThings would be involved.
So, the lights can be turned on and off with a google home voice command (this is the only integration point other than Wink 2).
I’d like to create a “switch” to turn the lights on and off in Smartthings.
This would allow (Alexa->SmartThings / HomeAssistant->SmartThings / Harmony->SmartThings)->Google Home->Switchmate.
What protocol do they use? I just see on their site that they “don’t use wifi” but no mention of what it does use. The only other way I can think of is Bluetooth but I didn’t think Home had Bluetooth enabled.
It’s bluetooth (BLE). I’ll be using an old android phone that has bluetooth and is compatible with google assistant (google home).
I still haven’t figured out the best approach here. Would love to hear from anyone who has working automation for bluetooth (BLE) end point devices that may be controlled through google home or google assistant.
Any update on this. I’m curious about using smartthings to talk to google assistant.
I gave up - could not find an easy solution.
I’d like to be able to do it, to sent a “Broadcast [voice alert]”, like “Broadcast The refrigerator door is open,” or “Broadcast The oven has finished preheating.”