Today, you can easily automate your home with Google Home.
Whether you decide to use Google home hub or Google home mini, they should come with an inbuilt Google Assistant for maximum performance.
Google Assistant has evolved over the years and is today compatible with over 10,000 different gadgets and 1,000 brands.
Nearly all modern smart home devices today are compatible with Google Assistant.
You can sync your gadget with Google home app. This will help you control it(the gadget) using voice commands, incorporate it in your automated routines, and manage it with a single tap.
Here is how you can leverage Google Home to automate your home.
Purchase a Smart Display or Smart Speaker
The key benefit of a Google-aligned smart home is that you can use voice commands to control your devices.
Nearly all Android gadgets today come with inbuilt Google Assistant. If you use iOS gadgets you can download Google Assistant but you will need to pay for it.
With a smart display or smart speaker, your entire family can control the entire home without obtaining access to your smart gadget.
You can choose any of the available Google Home smart speakers. The Google Nest hub, for instance, comes with a touchscreen and can acknowledge voice commands.
You can leverage these features to control your gadgets with a simple tap.
Swipe the touchscreen to reveal a control panel that displays a systematic analysis of everything you need to configure.
The panel also plays the role of a reference point that family members can utilize to confirm the smart gadgets that are configured and their names.
Google Home Mini is reasonably priced and a great alternative. It comes with inbuilt Google Assistant and just like the Nest hub is capable of acknowledging to voice commands.
While it doesn’t feature a touchscreen, it’s powerful regardless of its size.
A smart display or smart speaker makes it easier for your family to control the automated home conveniently using voice commands.
Familiarize Google Home with Your Family
You can teach Google Assistant to identify your family member’s voices and modify replies accordingly.
In this case, each member of the family will have to sync their Google accounts with Google Home application.
Members without a Google account will have to create one. Once done, each member can teach Google by repeating wake words.
Still, you can control the nest hub or Google home mini without going through this process.
While some members may refrain from synching their accounts, doing so offers convenience.
Choose a Location
Choose where you want to keep your gadget. Consider principal gathering areas such as the living room or kitchen.
The Nest Hub usually works well in the Kitchen seeing that it can guide you through a recipe step by step.
For maximum performance from any smart display or speaker, it should be placed within hearing distance of the family members.
If your home is big you may need various units to enhance reach.
Still, you can learn to use one gadget in the most inhabited place before you can distribute them in each room.
Choose Your Preferred Smart Home Devices
When your smart display or speaker is operational, you can start developing a voice regulated smart home.
Rather than purchasing numerous equipment that you may end up not using, choose only what is essential.
Choose either one or two components that you wish to regulate using your voice. Smart lights, for instance, can be a suitable choice.
To connect your lamp, you will need to add a smart bulb.
Connect your lamp in a smart switch. If you don’t have a smart switch, consider replacing your existing switch with a Wi-Fi-enabled one.
There are numerous smart bulbs in the market to choose from.
All you will need is to select your favorite smart bulb and configure it from your Google Home app.
These bulbs are usually quite responsive. You could purchase compatible smart locks, security systems, thermostats, and doorbells.
If you need to automate something in your home, there will always be a gadget that can help you achieve this.
Integrate Your Smart Home Gadgets
You will need to execute an introductory configuration process with their specific first-party applications.
Further, you will want to set up your account for each gadget.
Google Assistant, however, will come in handy to help create accounts for the rest of the family members.
When your gadgets are configured and internet-connected, launch the Google Home app. Click the add button from the key home tab.
Tap set up device before clicking Works with Google. Establish your device’s brand by tapping the search option or scrolling the alphabetical catalog.
Now you can sync your Google account with that of your smart gadget.
Give each gadget an easy to remember names such as corner lamp or kitchen lamp.
After your gadgets are synced and integrated with different schedules and rooms, the configuration process is complete.
Remember, you won’t need to teach Google Assistant how to identify various commands. This is because it’s designed to acknowledge natural language.