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Voice Commands for controlling Lights

To turn a light on/off:
"Hey Google, turn on/off <light>"
"Hey Google, turn <light> on/off"
"Hey Google, set <light> on/off"

To query the light status:
"Hey Google, is the <light> on/off?"

Set a light brightness to certain level:
"Hey Google, set <light> to 50%"

Dim a light:
"Hey Google, dim <light>"
"Hey Google, decrease <light>"

Brighten a light:
"Hey Google, brighten <light>"
"Hey Google, increase <light>"

To dim/brighten lights by a certain percentage:
"Hey Google, dim/brighten <light> by 50%"
"Hey Google, increase/decrease <light> by 50%"

Change the color of a light:
"Hey Google, set <light> to <color>”
"Hey Google, turn <light> <color>"

Change the color of a shade of white:
"Hey Google, make <light> <shade>"The shade of white can be: warm white, incandescent, soft white,white, daylight

To turn on/off all the lights:
"Hey Google, turn on/off all of the lights"

Other useful commands are the ones for turning all the lights in a room on/off and dimming them. Google Home users can set up the lights for this command by assigning (adding) them to a specific room. You can do that with the Google Home mobile app. In this case, the naming of these devices doesn’t matter, while the Room name of course does.

To turn on/off all lights in room/group:
"Hey Google, turn on/off <room> lights

To dim all lights in room/group:
"Hey Google, set <room> lights to 50%"
 
 

Voice Commands for controlling Blinds

To fully open the blinds:
"Hey Google, turn <blind> off"
"Hey Google, turn off <blind>"
"Hey Google, set <blind> off"
"Hey Google, set <blind> to 0%"

To fully close the blinds:
"Hey Google, turn <blind> on"
"Hey Google, turn on <blind>"
"Hey Google, set <blind> on"
"Hey Google, set <blind> to 100%"

Query the blind status:
"Hey Google, is the <blind> on/off?"

Set the blind to a certain position:
"Hey Google, set <blind> to 50%"

Out team is constantly testing new commands, we suggest keeping an eye on this articles for updates and news.

Toggle/Invert Commands:

Some of the users mentioned, they would like to change the way the ON/OFF commands work for the blinds. Currently your blinds will open, when you say "Hey Google, turn off <blind>" and close when you say "Hey Google, turn on <blind>".

In order to make these commands more intuitive, you can invert them. When saying "Hey Google, turn off <blind>" the blind will close. You can achieve this by clicking on the cog icon in the 1Home App and select “Invert Open/Close commands”.

Other commands, like up/down, querying the status of the blind or setting the position of the blinds by a certain percentage stay the same.
 
 

Voice Commands for controlling Thermostats

To set the temperature to all thermostats
"Hey Google, set the temperature to 22."

To set thermostat using the thermostat's room name
“Hey Google, set the <room> thermostat to 22.”

To set thermostat using the thermostat's name
"Hey Google, set <thermostat> to 20°C."

To hear the ambient temperature on the thermostat
“Hey Google, what’s the <room> temperature inside?”

To hear what the temperature is set to on the thermostat
“Hey Google, what’s the <room> thermostat set to?”

Increase/Decrease the temperature on all thermostats
"Hey Google, make it warmer/cooler.”
(on Google Assistant for 3 degrees)

Increase/Decrease the temperature using the thermostat's room name
"Hey Google, raise/lower the temperature in the <room>." 

Increase/Decrease the temperature using the thermostat's name
"Hey Google, raise/lower the temperature of <thermostat>."

Increase/Decrease the temperature in all rooms for X degrees
“Hey Google, raise/lower the temperature by 2 degrees.”

Increase/Decrease the temperature of thermostat for X degrees
"Hey Google, raise/lower the temperature of <thermostat> by 2 degrees.” 

To switch heating or cooling for all rooms modes¹
“Hey Google, turn on the heating/cooling."
"Hey Google, turn on the heat." 

To switch heating or cooling for a specific room/thermostat¹
"Hey Google, set <thermostat> to heating/cooling/automatic.”
"Hey Google, turn the <thermostat> to heat/cool/automatic (mode)."
"Hey Google, make it warmer/cooler in the <room>" - Sets a heating or cooling mode

¹Please note: This command changes the mode to auto heat/cool mode. In order for this command to work, the Smart home has to support auto mode

Currently the different modes only work for the Loxone Miniserver. When changing the temperature with your voice, you also change the mode to manual. If you want to switch back to the automatic mode, please set the thermostat to heating/cooling mode as mentioned above.
 
 

Voice Commands for controlling Switches and Scenes

How to control a Switch

To turn on/off a switch:
"Hey Google, turn <switch> on/off"
"Hey Google, turn on/off <switch>"
"Hey Google, set <switch> on/off"

To Query the switch status:
"Hey Google, is the <switch> on/off?"

How to control a Scene

To activate / turn on a scene:
"Hey Google, turn on <scene>”
"Hey Google, activate <scene>"

To deactivate / turn off a scene:
"Hey Google, turn off <scene>"
"Hey Google, deactivate <scene>"

Another useful command is the one for turning all the scenes in a room on/off. For the Google Home users setting up the lights for this commands is as simple as assigning (adding) them to a specific room. You can do that with the Google Home mobile app. In this case, the naming of these devices doesn’t matter, while the Room name of course does.

Turn on/off all devices in room/group:
"Hey Google, turn on/off <room>"
 

What's next?

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To try out Google Assistant/Alexa with your KNX, Gira or Loxone Smart Home, visit the 1Home Dashboard now.

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