How can I trigger a flow from google home?

I made an automation to read the temperature and it works fine … except I can’t get it triggered by using google home. Works fine if I enable the script in HA states UI and the buttons in lovelace and Node-Red dashboard.

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    alias: Les temperatur

How can I trigger this automation by saying “hi google, …” ?

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There might be a way to do it more directly… create an input_boolean and expose that. Then ask Google to turn on the input_boolean. In NodeRED have the input_boolean trigger the flow. Then turn off the input boolean as part of the flow.


Can you please show me an example ?
I’ve only been using Node-Red for a few days and am not quite sure about programming in yaml either :flushed: :flushed:

Just expose the script to Google Home.

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oh yeah @mbonani - didn’t realize you had a script in HA. You can expose that to Google Home directly. I think once you do that you just ask GH turn on


The script is alredy in my google home app… :cold_sweat:

You have one switch and one script with the same name exposed. Probably Google home gets confused. You should be able to tell Google home “hey Google, aktivera/activate les temperatur” and it should activate the script.

Also, why do you have your lights exposed as switches instead of lights?

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Yes, maybe google home gets confused. Have to change the name of one of them.
I have tried Hey google, activate… turn on, open, start. and more in both norwegian and english but Goggle dont understand what I want it to do :slight_smile:

The lights that you see above as switches are outlets that controls some led strips and other lamps without smart bulbs :slight_smile:

I would try that, my scripts are firing without issues when I say “activate script_name”

Why not make some template lights for those switches?
It works much better to separate them and then Google knows what is what.
For example if I say “turn off kitchen” Google turns off both lights and switches, including my coffee machine.
But if I say “turn off kitchen lights” it only turns of the lights.

To convert a switch to a light you can add this template light:

- platform: template
      friendly_name: 'Lusthus Fönster 1'
      level_template: '{{ 100 if is_state("switch.lusthus_fonster_1", "on") else 0 }}'
      value_template: '{{ is_state("switch.lusthus_fonster_1", "on") }}'
        service: switch.turn_on
        entity_id: switch.lusthus_fonster_1
        service: switch.turn_off
        entity_id: switch.lusthus_fonster_1

Then expose

- light.lusthus_fonster_1

In your cloud config.
And maybe even give it some aliases.
With aliases I can now control all my entities both in Swedish and English without having to say “foooenster” in a swenglish accent while I integrate with my Google homes in English.

      name: Lusthus fönster
       - Fönster
       - Windows
       - Summerhouse windows
      room: Trädgård

Then keep devices like coffee makers as switches.
Hope this gets you on the right track :smiley:

Edit: please note all my code is intended 2 spaces to little since I use separate files for my config.

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Thanks rodak, haven’t thought of it before. I’m not very good with this yaml programming, but with such a good example as you have come up with here I think I’ll do it. :grinning:

Node-Red seems to be much easier to understand than yaml, but as long as I can achieve the desired result, then it does not matter whether it is done using yaml or Node-red.
Time to clear some switches :blush:

Thank you very much for good info

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Let me know if you get any issues.
I can then reformat my code to be single “configuration.yaml” friendly tomorrow when I’m at my computer. Just did a quick copy and paste above on my phone so maybe not the cleanest.

Now time to say “aktivera godnatt” :smiley:

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