Google opens up its smart home to everyone

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I wonder if there is any use of this for the home assistant community :thinking: like enable access to features that previously was hard to get to work.

It would appear so:

This means that any app maker — smart home-related or not — can access the over 600 million devices connected to Google Home

Previously it was only the other way around, Google Home could access HA devices.

I hope that this will provide access to devices that can be controlled by Google Home, but doesn’t have integration with HA

That is exactly what this means.

A huge data grab by the master of grabbing data.

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Opens up before killing it as bunches of other services in the past, always keep away of Google and other big tech companies for technology :slight_smile:

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Lets hope they open up their own devices a bit more also at the same time.
So that we can get sensors on speakers that is currently not possible

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I hope we get better access to trigger routines. Google is light years behind in automatons it feels like, but they do expose a few really nice actions. I particularly like their news feature.