This article is a guide on how to setup a connection between Google Home and Futurehome. The Google Home integration is still in beta testing, meaning you need an invitation to participate in the testing. If you want to participate you can apply on our forum https://forum.futurehome.io/t/google-home-integration/316.
NB! This will only work with the new Futurehome app, and you can only link one Futurehome household(site) per Google household.
With the Google Home integration you can use a Google Assistant enabled device to control your devices in Futurehome.
When you connect Futurehome with the Google Home app, you can choose which household will be added to the Google Home app. You can only connect one household.
- Lights - Dimmers and relays (no temperature control, only rgb control)
- Appliances - All on/off appliances in Futurehome will show up
- Shortcuts - All shortcuts will be hidden as scenes in Google Home. "Hey Google, activate [SHORTCUTNAME]"
- Modes -All modes will be hidden as scenes in Google Home. "Hey Google, activate [MODE]"
- Thermostats - Set a new setpoint or ask for the temperature.
- Sensors - You can ask for humidity, temperature, open/close state,
- Door locks - not supported
- Upon integration with Google Home, the app will place the aforementioned device types in the existing Futurehome rooms using the following rule:
- if the room has a name, the name will be suggested
- if the room does not have a name, the
subTypeproperty of the room will be used
NB! if you have more than one home in Google, devices will not be put in rooms automatically.
To connect Google Home to Futurehome you need the Google Home app, and an invitation from an employee at Futurehome.
Click the link to enable the Futurehome integration in the Google Home app.
After opening the link, follow the steps the below (only need to visit this site once).
Be sure to be on the same account you sent in the signup on the forum.
After the link is pressed:
- Open the Google Home app
- Press the + button in the upper left corner
- Select Set up device and then select Works with Google
- You should see [test] Futurehome X
- If you don't see [test] Futurehome X, check the link one more time, and be sure that you are logged in with the same Google account that you use for the Google Home app.
- Click [test] Futurehome X and log in with your Futurehome user.
- When you log in the Google Home app will get list of all sites you are owner on. Authorizing the link between Google Home and your Futurehome site will allow Google to control devices in your home and also ask about the state of your devices. Due to implementation requirements, device state is also reported to Google whenever changes happen in the system. If you don't agree with any of the above, select the deny option when prompted for authorization
- Give Google Home access when prompted with the question.
- When the app is done loading you should be taken back to the device overview with all your Futurehome devices.
All modes will be hidden as scenes in Google Home. "Hey Google, activate [MODE]"
[MODE] can be replaced with home mode, away mode, sleep mode or vacation mode.
It's recommended to name your shortcuts so that they are easy to trigger.
All shortcuts will be hidden as scenes in Google Home. "Hey Google, activate [SHORTCUTNAME]"
Lights can be dimmed or turned on/off or change the color. You can also ask Google to turn off or on all lights in the home or in a room.
Appliances can be turned on/off.
If you add new Futurehome devices or shortcuts you can ask Google to sync your devices. This will add new Futurehome devices to your Google Home app.
To unlink the Futurehome connection you press the [test] Futurehome X in the Google Home app and select unlink. All Futurehome devices will disappear from the Google Home app.