This solution shows you how to sync Smart Home Hub to Amazon Alexa and/or Google Assistant to enable voice to control your connected devices. It forms part of a broader guide on managing and using Smart Home Hub  which can be found here    


a.

Amazon Alexa


Smart Home Hub works with the Amazon Alexa app and certified Amazon Alexa devices. Alexa can be used to control light bulbs, on/off switches, dimmer switches, thermostats, locks, and Scenes configured with Smart Home Hub. Alexa can also check the status of motion and contact sensors. 

Note: For security reasons, Alexa will only support Scenes with lighting, switch, and thermostat devices.

a.1. Connect Amazon Alexa with Smart Home Hub 

Smart Home Hub and Alexa can be linked through either the SmartThings app or the Amazon Alexa app. You can find the steps for each below.   

Steps using SmartThings app

  1. Open SmartThings app
  2. From the Home screen, tap the Plus (+) icon 
  3. Tap Voice Assistant
  4. Tap Amazon Alexa
  5. Tap Allow
  6. You will automatically be directed to the Amazon App
  7. Tap Link to use for Smart Home Hub 
  8. Tap Done
  9. All controllable and connected devices should automatically sync with Alexa.


Steps using Alexa app

  1. Open Amazon Alexa app
  2. Tap "More"
  3. Tap "Skills & Games"
  4. Search "SmartThings"
  5. Tap SmartThings skill
  6. Tap "Enable Skill"
  7. Sign into your SmartThings account



a.2. Discover devices with Amazon Alexa

Alexa will automatically discover devices you already have connected to your app, and will add new devices for voice control as soon as they are connected to Aeotec Smart Home Hub or SmartThings.


a.3. Voice commands to Amazon Alexa

Now you’re done with setup and ready to use Alexa’s hands-free voice control for your Smart Home Hub devices. The general format for voice control will typically be "Alexa, (COMMAND) (DEVICE NAME)".

Try these voice commands:

  • “Alexa, turn on/off the bedroom light.”
  • “Alexa, dim/brighten the kitchen light.”
  • “Alexa, set the bedroom light to 10.” (Brightness can be modified on a scale of 0 - 100.)
  • “Alexa, turn the patio lights to blue.”
  • “Alexa, is the bedroom window open?”
  • “Alexa, turn the desk light to reading.”
  • “Alexa, set the kitchen light to soft white.”
  • “Alexa, raise/lower kitchen thermostat by 10 degrees.”
  • “Alexa, set kitchen thermostat to 70 degrees.”
  • “Alexa, what is the temperature in my home?”
  • “Alexa, what is my thermostat set to?”
  • “Alexa, is the front door open?”
  • “Alexa, lock my front door.”
  • “Alexa, is the back door locked?”
  • “Alexa, turn on theater mode.” (Scenes can be executed just like turning on a switch.)


If you mess up in any point of your phrase, just state "Nevermind" and re-say your command again.


a.4. Disconnect Smart Home Hub from Amazon Alexa

Uninstalling Amazon Alexa from the Smart Home Hub app will remove the connection between Alexa and Smart Home Hub; your Amazon Alexa device will no longer accept voice commands for Smart Home Hub devices or Scenes. 

Steps

  1. Open app, "SmartThings Connect".
  2. From the Home screen, tap menu (Menu icon)
  3. Tap Settings
  4. Tap Linked services
  5. Tap Amazon Alexa
  6. Tap Delete Account
  7. Tap Delete




b.
Google Assistant


The Google Assistant is a voice-activated assistant available on the Google Home speaker and all Google Android devices. With voice control through the Google Assistant, you can control lighting, plugs, thermostats, and Scenes.

Note: For security reasons, Google Assistant will only support Scenes with lighting, switch, and thermostat (US Only) devices. 

b.1. Connect Google Assistant with Smart Home Hub 

Smart Home Hub and Google Assistant can be linked through either the Smart Home Hub app or the Google Assistant app.  

Steps

  1. From the Home screen, tap Plus (+) icon 
  2. Tap Voice Assistant
  3. Tap Google Assistant
  4. It'll automatically direct you to a new screen, tap Authorize.
  5. It'll add all your devices for you, review all the devices and remove any device you don't want to add. Then tap DONE.

Google Home will automatically add all controllable devices already connected, and will automatically add new devices as you connect them to Smart Home Hub or SmartThings.


b.3. Voice commands to Google Assistant

Now you’re done with setup and ready to use Google Assistant hands-free voice control for your Smart Home Hub devices. The general format for voice control will typically be "Ok Google, (COMMAND) (DEVICE NAME/ROOM)".

General phrase:

  • “Ok Google, turn on/off all lights.”
  • “Ok Google, turn on/off all switches.”
  • “Ok Google, turn on/off everything in the kitchen.”
  • “Ok Google, dim/brighten the lights in the living room.” (This will adjust the brightness by 20%)
  • “Ok Google, set the bedroom light to 10%.” (Brightness can be modified on a scale of 0-100%.)
  • “Ok Google, dim/brighten the bathroom light by 50%.”
  • “Ok Google, turn lights in the game room green.”
  • “Ok Google, turn on/off everything.”
  • “Ok Google, is the patio light on?”
  • “Ok Google, is the children’s light off?”


Scene phrases:

  • “Ok Google, run Good Morning.”
  • “Ok Google, activate Movie Time.”


Thermostat phrases:

  • “Ok Google, set the living room thermostat to 70.”
  • “Ok Google, turn the thermostat up/down 5 degrees.”
  • “Ok Google, make it warmer/cooler.” (This will adjust the temperature by 2 degrees.)
  • “Ok Google, turn on the heat/cooling.” (This will change the mode and/or turn the thermostat on)
  • “Ok Google, turn thermostat to heat-cool mode.”
  • “Ok Google, turn off the thermostat.”
  • “Ok Google, what’s the temperature inside?”
  • “Ok Google, what’s the thermostat set to?”


Sensor phrases:

  • “Ok Google, is my front door open?”
  • “Ok Google, is my bedroom window open?”
  • "Ok Google, what temperature is the kitchen motion sensor?"
  • "Ok Google, what is the temperature of the back door?"



b.4. Disconnect Smart Home Hub from Google Assistant

To properly disconnect Smart Home Hub from the Google Assistant, you need to both unlink your SmartThings account from either the Google Assistant or Google Home app and delete the Google SmartApp in the SmartThings app.

Note: If only one of the above is completed, your Google device will no longer accept voice commands for Smart Home Hub devices and cannot be reconnected until completely disconnected.

To completely remove Smart Home Hub from the Google Assistant, all shared users must also unlink Smart Home Hub from their Google account.

Smart Home Hub Connect steps

  1. Open the Google Home app and tap the menu (Menu icon)
  2. Tap Home control
  3. Tap the three vertical dots in the top right
  4. Tap Manage accounts
  5. Tap SmartThings
  6. Tap Unlink account
  7. Tap Unlink to confirm


Google Home steps

  1. From the Home screen, tap Menu (Menu icon)
  2. Tap Settings
  3. Tap Linked services
  4. Tap Google
  5. Tap Delete Account
  6. Tap Delete




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