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  • Just got a Google Home mini - cannot figure out how to connect to Homeseer

    It appears that they have changed the Google Home app and I can't find the menu option to add home control. I am following the instructions at - https://homeseer.com/google-home-integration/ and most of it (so far) doesn't match. Can someone point me in the right direction? Thanks.

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    If you have a lot of devices it has issues with the sync failing.

    I have over 50 devices and up to a month ago I never got it to work. Then I got it to sync ok but others have reported recently that it is broken again.

    when the direct link was broken for me I was able to set it up in IFTTT and get it to work. You can either build discrete applets for each device or action, or do a pass through that will send any speech right to homeseer when you say “tell homeseer to xx”. The former gives a better user experience but is a lot of work to set up all the applets. Neither solution works as well as the real homeseer/google home integration but it is at least something.

    It is too bad google home can’t get this to work right because I think in general google home is better than amazon echo in many things. But in this case the echo integration worked perfectly on the first try out of the box and has been flawless, while the google home integration has been problematic.

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    • #3
      Thanks for the info. I can't actually get past step 1. I am supposed to click on the hamburger menu in the Home app - there is no hamburger menu and I don't see anything that resembles the option Home Control?

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      • #4
        Google Home App, account, settings, home, add, setup device then pick whether its a new device or works with google. If you need to just link your homeseer account select works with google and search for homeseer.
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        • #5
          ok, thanks - that was helpful. I get the message Account Now Linked in the top corner of the app then it returns to the devices screen and nothing new shows up. I am assuming that all devices that have voice control checked should show? This is working with Alexa but nothing is showing in the Google Home app. Is there something else I need to do? Thanks.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by simonmason View Post
            ok, thanks - that was helpful. I get the message Account Now Linked in the top corner of the app then it returns to the devices screen and nothing new shows up. I am assuming that all devices that have voice control checked should show? This is working with Alexa but nothing is showing in the Google Home app. Is there something else I need to do? Thanks.
            sorry i was out of the loop for a while.if you have to many it will crash and not add them. however this was 2 months ago. dont know if this issue got resolved or not. i had 92 voice devices. had to lower it to 42 for it to show up in google.

            update: seems fixed tested it by adding more total is now at 62

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