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How to control devices with NFC tag as trigger

ppraju12
Community Member

Is there any way to control devices added in Google Home with the tap of an NFC tag, rather than using the voice commands from Google Assistant or Google Home Speaker?

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davidking
Gold Product Expert
Gold Product Expert

Not as a built-in feature no. There's a few ways to achieve it based on this discussion:

NFC Tags to control Google Home : googlehome

Thanks for confirming @davidking.

I had a workaround to trigger Google Assistant Command to control the devices. But, there's obviously some delay to it. So, just wanted to check if there is a built-in functionality available to control the Google Home devices.

Would have been great if we have an option in the Google Home Routines to setup the NFC as a trigger. 

Armp
Community Member

Do you mind sharing the workaround?

I would really appreciate when people or experts check out the links themselves, before sharing them, that way they will know the information shared is not helpful at all.

Dan_A
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hi folks,

 

We appreciate your interest however, we don't have any news to share about NFC control for Google devices. That feature is not available. We're always looking for ways to improve and we'll take it as feedback. Let me know if you have other questions or concerns, otherwise I’ll be locking this thread after 24 hours. 

 

Kind regards,

Dan

Dan_A
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hi ppraju12,

 

I understand that this would be a helpful feature, however this option is not available. We don't have the kind of function where NFC's are used as triggers to commands. There may be some workaround on the link provided above by davidking however, for built-in NFC tags on Nest devices, it's not available.

 

In line of this, we want to encourage you to send feedback from your end and we’re hoping for all the possibilities by taking our user’s feedback and suggestions. Let us know if you have additional questions, otherwise we'll be locking the thread in 24 hours.

 

Kind regards,

Dan