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Verbal: "Got it, turning <device> on/off" instead of just a quiet tone?

torntrousers
Community Member

I've got a bunch of Google home and Nest devices and various smart things like lights and power sockets.

Some I can say "Hey Google, switch off the kitchen lights" and it does it and responds with a quiet dong tone. Others though respond verbally - "Ok, turning stero off".

How can I stop the verbal response and just have the tone?

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Thats interesting. I tried it, renaming my device named "stereo" to be "stereo light" and yes then it does the chime and not the verbal response. Great! It feels a bit funny saying "hey Google, turn on the stereo light" though, but i noticed in the Home app when I renamed the device the associated Device Type also changed, and it turns out that the Device Type is editable and I could rename the device back to just "stereo" and edit the Device Type to Light, and now it all works and does the chime not the verbal response.

Wonderful.

It now shows in the Home app with a lightbulb icon, but thats a minor thing that I can live with.

Thanks for the help!

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Azarco
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hey torntrousers,

 

Thanks for reaching out. 

 

While you can only hear a chime sound when controlling your lights, it's not applicable to other voice commands. Were always looking for ways and we'll take it as feedback. Should you still need our help please let me know, otherwise I'll be locking this thread after 24 hours. 

 

Kind regards, 

Alex

Thanks for the reply, but I'm not sure I understand - what is it that controls if its responded to with a chime or a voice response?

Neither of these devices are official Google devices, one is  LIFX light and the other is some noname smart power socket. What is the difference to Google? If its Google deciding "its a light" so chime otherwise voice response could i just find some smart power socket that pretends to be light? Or maybe program my own with something like  - https://electropeak.com/learn/speak-to-arduino-control-all-parts-by-google-assistant/

Can you say more about what determines the chime or verbal response?

 

Azarco
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hey torntrousers,

 

Thanks for the update.

 

The chime sound is only applicable when controlling the lights but make sure they are in the same room in the Google Home app. If you have a plug or smart socket, make sure they are labeled as lights or the device name is lights on the app as well.

 

Best,

Alex

Thats interesting. I tried it, renaming my device named "stereo" to be "stereo light" and yes then it does the chime and not the verbal response. Great! It feels a bit funny saying "hey Google, turn on the stereo light" though, but i noticed in the Home app when I renamed the device the associated Device Type also changed, and it turns out that the Device Type is editable and I could rename the device back to just "stereo" and edit the Device Type to Light, and now it all works and does the chime not the verbal response.

Wonderful.

It now shows in the Home app with a lightbulb icon, but thats a minor thing that I can live with.

Thanks for the help!

Azarco
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hey torntrousers,

 

Glad to hear that the suggested steps work for you. Please let me know if you have other questions.

 

Thanks,

Alex

Azarco
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hey there,

 

Just to make sure everything is sorted out, still need my help?

 

Best,

Alex

Azarco
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hey torntrousers,
 

Just checking in to make sure that you saw my response. I'll be locking this thread if we won't hear back from you again in 24 hrs. Should that happen, feel free to create a new one if you have more questions or have other concerns in the future.

 

Kind regards,

Alex

All good now thanks

Azarco
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hey torntrousers,

 

Thanks for the update.

 

We're glad everything's good on your end. If you have any other questions, feel free to reply on this thread.

 

Best,

Alex

Azarco
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hey torntrousers,

 

As we got a resolution here, I'm going to mark this one as resolved. Feel free to create a new thread if you have more questions or have other concerns in the future.

 

Kind regards,

Alex