Google Assistant – FIBARO Integration

Description

The Google Assistant and FIBARO system work together to make FIBARO devices even more convenient to use. FIBARO and voice control by Google will help you to control lights, blinds, temperature, sensors, scenes and even more without lifting a finger. There won’t be a need to find your phone, use wall switches or any other remotes – just talk to your Google Assistant.

 

Google Assistant

The Google Assistant is a virtual assistant developed by Google that is primarily available on mobile as an app and on smart home devices, like Google Home, Google Home Mini, and Google Home Hub.

 

FIBARO ID

FIBARO ID is an account that allows you to use many FIBARO services with one profile. When you join the FIBARO ID account with your Google Account you allow us to share data about your Home (devices connected to the Home Center) with Google. This data sharing is necessary so that Google is able to provide Google Assistant services.

To unlink your FIBARO account and Google Account please refer to the article: How to unlink FIBARO account from Google Assistant.

 

Requirements

  • FIBARO Home Center 3 or Home Center 2/Lite (with firmware 4.130 or newer),
  • FIBARO ID account with at least one Home Center assigned,
  • Google Assistant, on a a smart home device (like Google Home) or mobile device with iOS or Android.

 

Regional accessibility and supported languages

  • FIBARO Smart Home (Home control) for smart home devices with Google Assistant (like Google Home) is available in the following languages:
    • English (U.S., U.K., Canada, Australia).
    • German (Germany)
    • French
    • Italian
    • Spanish (Spain, Mexico)
    • Brazilian
  • Availability and features of the Google Assistant or Google Home app may vary depending on your region and phone settings.

 

FIBARO Integration

FIBARO Smart Home for the Google Assistant (Home control)

FIBARO Smart Home taps into the engine of the Google Assistant which in turn provides the framework for voice-enabled control for your house appliances. Using native capabilities of Google Assistant regarding smart home management, users can invoke and control devices without using any custom start phrases. Just say “Hey Google, turn on the lights in the living room” to turn on the light connected to the Home Center.
You can learn more about controlling smart home devices with Google Assistant smart home devices here or mobile devices here.

Activating FIBARO integration in the Google Home app:
  1. On your mobile device, open the Google Home app.
  2. Tap +.
  3. Tap Set up device.
  4. Tap Have something already set up?.
  5. Search for FIBARO Smart Home, then tap it.
  6. Log in with with your FIBARO ID account.
  7. Assign rooms if required.
Activating FIBARO integration in the Google Assistant app:
  1. On your mobile device open the Google Assistant and say “Hey Google, open Assistant settings” or go to Assistant settings.
  2. Tap Assistant and then Home control.
  3. Search for FIBARO Smart Home, then tap it.
  4. Log in with with your FIBARO ID account.
  5. Assign rooms if required.
List of supported Home control features

The list of devices connected to the FIBARO Home Center, which can be controlled using Google Assistant’s home control features:

Type More info Function Home Center 2/Lite Home Center 3
Lights Devices set as light Turn ON/OFF
Set level x
Dim/brighten
YES YES
Turn ON/OFF devices Switches, plugs that are not set as light Turn ON/OFF YES YES
Shutters Shutters, blinds, gates, garage doors Open/Close
Set level x
YES YES
Nice devices Shutters, blinds, gates, garage doors using FLOR/OPERA Open/Close YES
Doorlocks Z-Wave doorlocks Lock/Unlock
Ask if locked/unlocked
YES* YES*
RGBW FIBARO RGBW / RGBW 2 Turn ON/OFF
Set level x
Set color x
YES YES
Door/window sensors Ask if opened YES YES
Temperature sensors Ask what is the temperature NO YES
Thermostats NO NO
Heating zones Set temperature x
Increase temperature
Decrease temperature
NO YES
Magic scenes Run scene x YES YES
Block scenes Run scene x YES YES
Lua scenes Run scene x YES YES
Virtual devices NO
Quick Apps Quick Apps with supported type Depends on type and role YES**


*
PINs are not supported

** Only when set as one of the supported device types

FAQ


Google Assistant is a virtual assistant developed by Google. It is a cloud-based voice service allowing you to enjoy a number of functions such as controlling your FIBARO Home Center or home multimedia system.

Google Home is a voice-activated speaker powered by the Google Assistant. You can use voice commands to play music, get answers from Google and manage everyday tasks such as control your FIBARO Home System.

You can say for example: “Ok Google/Hey Google, turn on the light.”
Or you can find FIBARO on the list of actions in the Google Home or Google Assistant app.

No, just say “Ok Google/Hey Google” then tell home control command.

There are some device names that we don’t recommend. Using them increase the chances of misinterpreting your speech. Don’t use words such as “scene, light, list, turn, switch etc.” as a device name. It is also not recommended to use the same word in various names (like “kitchen” as a room and “kitchen lights” as a device).

Yes. Moreover, you can use those devices together with the Google Assistant app on your mobile devices (as long as you are connected to the same Google Account).

Home Center 3, Home Center 2 and Home Center Lite.
There are few things you can try:
  • Make sure the device type is supported.
  • Make sure you have used FIBARO ID account that has ownership over Home Center.
  • Open home.fibaro.com and check in Home Center details that the Integrations are set to Active.
  • Update your Home Center.
  • Unlink and link the FIBARO ID account again.

I none of the above helped, contact our technical support.


In Home Center 3 configuration interface:
1. Open device general configuration.
2. In “Role” field select “Light”, “Wall lamp”, “Garden lamp” or “Bedside lamp”.
3. Save configuration.

In Home Center 2/Lite configuration interface:
1. Open device configuration (wrench icon).
2. Select the “Advanced” tab.
3. In “Controlled Device” field select “Wall lamp”, “Garden lamp”, “Lighting” or “Bedside lamp”.
4. Save configuration.


This option is not available at the time. Use separated commands to successfully perform the action.


Not at the same time, you can select which Home Center to use in the integration:
1. Go to home.fibaro.com.
2. Login w FIBARO ID account.
3. Expand gateway you want to use.
4. Click Activate next to Integrations.


Open Google Home app and pull down the screen to refresh.

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