Official Google Assistant Integration for openHAB

That’s correct - you will still need to set up your myopenhab cloud if you don’t have that done already, but once you have that it’s just a matter of linking it to your Google Home app.


@MARZIMA, Nice work. I just want to know if anyone is using “routines” from assistant. Every time I try, I get the response that “I can´t reach X many lights”, I think maybe is because openhab receives too many requests in a short period. Some times I get 2 lights to change, but still get the can´t reach message. Other than that controlling the house with voice, work great. Thanks

I experience the same.

If you simply want to use the Google Assistant with the productive version of the binding and the myopenhab server, you only need to install the binding and connect your Google Home App.

All the mentioned stuf is only necessary if you want to use a development version or set up you own cloud server for openHAB.


Hi all,

small update: There is a new metadata concept in ESH now available in early stage.
I will try to directly use this, to make the Tagging experience as easy as possible. We target and need a common convention among Alexa, Google Assistant etc. I hope we can achieve this and it will directly fix the tagging problem. If this wont help, I am going to rollout a quick fix.

I will give you updates asap. I am already on it and hope that we can quickly test a prod deployment.

BR Mehmet


(Also tagging @Daniel_Linder)

I use routines to simply turn on a scene proxy switch in openhab. The rule that fires sets all my items directly. This avoids any issues Google has with my Hue bulbs or sending too many requests through myopenhab cloud.

Take a look at my How-to use scenes with google home post to get an idea.

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Hi Bartus, I use the same method as you with the proxy switch to trigger multiple events via OH from within Google Assistant routines. The action does get triggered, but GA doesn’t seem to be happy with the response from OH as it reports “I’m unable to reach -insert name of proxy switch here- right now, please try again”. You are not experiencing the same result?

I have had issues with it (GA) when hitting Hue bulbs, but not with my scenes/proxy switches. I account that to Google Home acting up and just try again :slight_smile:

anyone uses Google Home Mini with their domain account, for example:

Please show the screen in the paperUI of the installed binding or tell in detail what kind of binding is it? I’ve been following the topic from the first day, but my English is so bad that I can not understand what kind of binding it is.
Thank you!

You need to install the “openHAB Cloud Connector”

Thank you! Now it is clear!!! I have it installed. Google Home Mini is not supported yet in my country. I wanted to try it in English, but I can not add it to the Google Home application, says that the Google assistant can not work with my account. My account is in my own domain -
I wonder if anyone is using their domain …

You need to have a google account ( gmail account )

I did not specify my entry in my own domain, but the domain is bound to google

Thanks to u n all the other contributors… Its really cool man

Thank a lot for the grear Google Assistant integration! It works great with all my devices. I am looking forward to custom actions to use my own phrases to control everything. At the moment I use ittt to be able to use my own commands.
Keep on this grear work!

Working great here.

But saying “Switch on” the Gate feels weird. Any plans to add “open” to the commands ?

It is just awesome. Thank you.

But can I somehow disable google voice feedback? It is annoying to get loud feedback for just switching the lights on.

Looking to take the home automation plunge. I’m about to graduate from turning a few lights on and off to adding a lot more intelligence to house the things in our house behave. I’ve been taking baby steps with Sonoff (factory firmware only) and TP-Link gear, Nest Thermostats (with the new remote temperature sensors), Blossom irrigation controller, etc. All able to be controlled via Google Assistant.

Our setup takes advantage of the multi-user features of Google Assistant on Google Home and Mini. I found getting some of the smart switches to work with this somewhat less than straightforward.

@MARZIMA - Does the openHAB Google Assistant integration support a multi-user setup? In other words, can I associate more than one Google account with the openHAB Cloud Connector and Google Assistant action?



Yes you can, me and my wife are set up that way.

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