Today we launch official Google Assistant compatibility for Vera!

Noted, thanks Sorin.

Am pleasantly surprised so far. The only issues I have is that in order for blinds/shutters to open you have to say ‘switch on blinds’ rather than ‘open blinds’ and ‘switch off blinds’ instead of ‘Close blinds’. This is with Fibaro Roller Shutter 3 modules. Also, when trying to stop a routine (for example the News in the morning when you say Good Morning’, it says ‘there is an error in the living room’ (even though the stop command was given in the bedroom.

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Sorin, could you please reply to my question on how to disable google? I prefer my authomation system NOT to be connected with google. I see that at least (at this moment) my Vera is setting up DNS sessions with google (8.8.8.8) (the other 2 ports 53 are my configured DNS servers via DHCP)

I also see that despite I do NOT use and want to use google on my system a device was/is created:

Same counts for the alexa app in vera. But there no device was/is created.

Finally glad to be able to test the integration…and I’m pretty happy with it working on Swedish as well :smile:
But…I’m having trouble saving my devices/scenes from the list in Vera. It doesn’t like my swedish characters. I thought it’d help if I removed the Custom Device Name…but my device name is also in swedish (which is ok by Vera otherwise) so that’s not working either.


@sorin Could I please be allowed to save swedish characters (å, ä, ö)…so I can talk to Google in my native language.

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Working as expected. Nice. Running scenes and lights which is all I really wanted. No bugs noticed but also using ONLY for scenes and lights.

“Turn off all lights” appears to impact my Z-Wave outlet switches?

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@Johnny Can you elaborate on this, maybe some screen shots. I cannot find the manage Google Home in Vera Plus management.

I found a work around for the door locks and garage door. Create a scene that unlocks the front door. Create a routine that runs the scene. Make the voice command for the routine “unlock the front door.”

I’ am not finding a solution to control the blinds, they appear as on/off switch would be nice to have it in (instead of using workarounds)

Thanks @Johnny, that helped a lot, I’m all up and running. Off to sell a Smartthings hub…

Works great in Dutch here as well. Syncing is quick after changes at nexus.getvera.com, much smoother and faster than the pushing of changes with Vera Concierge. Another great improvement over VC is that my thermostats are now actually shown in Celcius in GH!
I’m happy to report that I disconnected VC from GH just now.

Small wishes that remain (that VC does have): change to name of rooms published to Google (although things can be moved around in Google as well); multiple aliases and the option to exclude certain switches from “all” commands.

I’ve worked on releasing functions to Google myself a bit and I know what a pain it can be if things don’t go smooth, so congrats on this great step!

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I don’t have the option to “manage google home” although it is working. I do have the “manage alexa” option which is odd since I don’t use or have Alexa.

use nexus.getvera.com

Alexa shows for me as well even though I don’t have a echo.

@sorin Where can i find “manage google home” in the menu of Vera?
I try to find it when i access nexus.getvera.com and home.getvera.com

What’s the difference between home.getvera.com and nexus.getvera.com ?
Should I forget about home.getvera.com, used since I started with Vera?

it seems that at least for now when you use home.getvera.com you don’t get the “Manage Goggle Home” in the menu as you should with nexus.getvera.com. I am not sure of any other difference.

Yeah, I noticed this too. It would be nice to have the option to have outlets and external plugin switches put into a different catagory so they are not impacted by turning all lights on/off. Anyone have any suggestions, setting tweaks, etc…?

I use virtual switches extensively in my setup. (Virtual ON/OFF Switches App id 1408)
The integration does not seem to recognise these. Can I get this added to the wish list?

@jason66, you might consider switching to the Virtual Switchboard plugin by Rigpapa, that works like any normal switch and can be used in GH. I recently switched as the old Virtual switch is not maintained anymore. Next to this the new plugin has some other advantages. Took me some time to switch and later found that I missed the Luup code referring to the Virtual Switches. After fixing that all works fine.

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