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Back Yard vs Back Patio

Mattbroffman
Community Member

The exact phrasing of your command:

Turn on back yard fan

What you’re trying to accomplish

Turn on back patio fan

What response you get from your Assistant when you issue the command

You haven't set up that device yet

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We call the "room" in our backyard "Back Patio" and front yard "Front Yard." In the past I think I couyuse interchangeably.

 

 

 

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MplsCustomer
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@Mattbroffman 

If I'm understanding you correctly, the response is to be expected.

Google Nest has no idea that your "Back Patio" is in your back yard; "Back Patio" is just a name, and "back yard" is not a concept known to Google Nest.

Juni
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hi folks,

 

@MplsCustomer, thanks for the help.

 

@Mattbroffman, thanks for posting. I’m sorry to hear you’re having trouble with this. No worries, we'll check this out. A few things: Are you able to control the fan using your Google Home app? What is the name of the fan that you are trying to control? How many fans are linked in your Google Home app?

 

You can try the command "Start the <fan name>." and observe if this will work.

 

Keep me posted.
 

Best,
Juni

Mattbroffman
Community Member

Sorry. I posted this because of an email asking for areas where we think there can be language processing improvements. I can turn the fan on if I use the explicit name "fan" and the right room name "back yard".  Ideally I could also say "back patio" and google recognizes I meant back yard. That's all. No help needed.

Juni
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hi Mattbroffman,

 

Thanks for the information.  Since we are good here I'll be closing this thread. Feel free to reach out again should you have more questions/suggestions - we are here for you.

 

Cheers,

Juni