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Heads up: Philips Hue Change Impacting Scripted Automations!

Hey everyone,We wanted to keep you in the loop about some recent changes related to Philips Hue sensors that might impact your scripted automations. Philips Hue has updated their sensor device configuration to use the TemperatureSetting trait (previo...

Teach google minis to respond to the speaker name!

I have 3 google minis and 1 Alexa Echo and an Alexa thermostat downstairs in our family room, living room, and kitchen. I have the googles spread out on opposite walls, at least 20 feet apart. If I say Hey, Google, turn off the lights to the kitchen ...

Two-factor Confirmation

I understand that in the current smart-home, it must be implemented using the device and traits specified in the following site. For example, use LIGHT Device and OnOff Traits to turn on a light.When I run a command like this, I want to check again w...

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Future of Family Bell?

We are avid users of Family Bell for our family routines. I saw that it was being discontinued and all bells needed to be recreated in Routines, which I've completed, however some of my family bells are still active and working and I can still see it...

AC22 by Community Member
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Ghost routine

Some unseen routine is turning off two outlets at 1130pm every day and it's not listed in my automations or in activity. I've tried asking assistant to show routines and it's not listed there either. The two outlets are integrated from smart life and...

On my Google Nest Mini change how it works overnight

I bought this to help me sleep. It worked perfectly for about a year then changed overnight. I would choose "Play music of John Gary' music to sleep by and it played his all night until i turned it off.Then suddenly one night, it payed ONE 'John Gar'...

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SmartWings Blinds on Matter - Constantly Offline

Hi All,I recently purchased two SmartWings blinds and purposely selected the Matter enabled motors for them. Along with purchasing the blinds, I purchased a Google Nest Hub (gen 2) to act as a Thread border router for the blinds. The setup process wa...

Matthome by Community Member
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Google Home Presence Sensing Does Functions Inconsisitently

We use Google Home for numerous automation functions and the home/away function does not work the same all the time. We use our cell phones and speakers to determine presence, but some times it can take up to three hours for the presence to change fr...

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Device, groups, & rooms

Speaker group issues. I think I know the problem (me), but I don't know how to solve it. Psychologist? Maybe, but I thought I'd try this first.When I open the Home app, select 'device groups & rooms, select my room (office), and select choose devices...