ever since Google launched the new "When a device does something" routines trigger I have been experimenting with this feature.
For example, when I turn on a light, my Nest mini makes an announcement.
Unfortunately, the trigger starts only when the state of the light changes in the app, and this only occurs if I reload the page of the room where the light is present.
In practice, I turn on the light with the physical button on the wall and nothing happens, because the app does not give the exact feedback, but if I reload the page from the app or exit the room page, the light becomes ON also in the app and the routine begins immediately.
This happens for every automation I want to start with the "When a device does something" trigger.
I hope I was clear enough, anyone else with this problem?
I'm sorry to hear about your concern with routine triggers ― a few questions: what are the smart devices linked to your Nest Mini and Google Home app? When you give a voice command to turn on lights, does it respond well? For confirmation, is your main concern about your command not triggering your routines or is it about your smart lights not responding to the manual on and off or via voice commands?
Let's isolate this concern of yours to know what the next steps to take.