@username6 Ever hear of X10? I jumped in back in 2010. Long story short, it is basically RF switches in a way via powerline... Old tech that, thanks to TriggerCMD, can trigger the usb RF transmitter plugged into my Windows PC via Google Assistant. I bought a Google Home about 1 1/2 yrs ago and stumbled across a Youtube demonstration of how to get this old tech working with Google Assistant for the cost of only $10 per year to TriggerCMD. I've been very happy with the result and not having to buy 20 outlets and switches to incorporate them on a more modern tech platform. And all my old RF remotes still work also.
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RE: Google Home updated?
RE: Google Home updated?
@username6 I hear ya! It annoys me too. I use to say "hey google, kitchen light on" and hear nothing but the TriggerCMD reply I had set up of "Boom."
I can't figure out what the added dialog is doing for Google or why it was considered an upgrade to the prior way it was experienced?
RE: Can't find triggercmd in Google Home
@russ Thanks for checking. GA could do everything else but claimed it just couldn't get a "response" from TriggerCMD, everything was good on my end too. The next morning GA connected to T CMD just fine with first request when I woke. Was certainly temporary. I think almost 17 months with T CMD and had never had anything like that happen before while I still had internet at my house. I've had internet down before and GA usually responds by telling me it can't reach internet. I've gotten spoiled leaving lights on way to bed and saying my "All Lights Off" command as I pull the blankets up. Kinda sucked to grab my old bedside x10 rf remote that hasn't been used in over a year to find the batteries dead too... lol. Had to climb out of bed and do it the old fashion way. Life was rough that night like it was back in 2009...
RE: Google Home
@russ Thanks for the responses and caring about this. Would it be possible to make it so another account could be created on TriggerCMD that could give you another $12 per year adding an additional handler for my pc's server so that TriggerCMD user could request to trigger the TriggerCMD server on my pc? I don't know how tight the bond is between my TriggerCMD user identity and the pc server is. In other words, theoretically, you could have 10,000 gmail accounts you are getting $12 per yr and trigger request from while only having 3,000 PCs that have your server running. Whoever creates the TriggerCMD account with the pc would be able to send an invite to share their pc with other TriggerCMD users? I dunno tho. Maybe this might violate Google's TOS you have to adhere to on your end or not even possible for some other reason?
Google's remove voice match page
If you remove Voice Match,
Your Google Account and voice pattern will be completely removed from this device.
Your Assistant will no longer be able to recognize your voice.
You'll lose the ability to hear personalized info.
Important: You can't unlink your voice without unlinking your Google Account. They're tied.
If I was to remove voice match from my google home how would my google home be able to tell TriggerCMD that it is receiving a request from me. It would no longer know me. How would it even know to send the request "Kitchen Light Off" to TriggerCMD? It's knowledge to do that is in the Google Home app on my phone, not the Google Home itself. Right know when others in the home make one of my TriggerCMD requests it says "Sorry I don't recognize your voice so I can't connect you to TriggerCMD" Without voice match, there is no longer a phone or account linked to the device for it to even know to relate to TriggerCMD.
Maybe Alexa is the way to go...
RE: Google Home
@nathan7 I have never had or even played with a Alexa device. If I was to get one would it allow all family members access to TriggerCMD? Also, am I understanding this right? When you invoke Alexa to do a TriggerCMD function you have to say the whole mouthful "Alexa, ask TriggerCMD to run <command> on <computer>"?? I find "Hey Google kitchen off" being more than I want to say at times just to turn kitchen light off. If my Pixel phone is in my hand it is my preferred use of the Assistant because I can squeeze it to invoke the Assistant and only utter the two words "Kitchen Off." I have always been of the mindset someone either gets a G Assistant device or Alexa device but maybe that's wrong thinking. Maybe I need the addition of a Alexa device for the whole family to access TriggerCMD? Thoughts anyone?
I have an Echo too so I use Alexa for my commands as the activation is easier without saying "ask TRIGGERcmd to" first before "run <command> on <computer>" but I like the redundancy.
RE: Google Home
@russ I almost didn't renew my TriggerCMD account this year because I thought this was something it wasn't capable of doing. My account renews in Dec and I really don't want to replace all my good money I invested years ago in my X10 home equipment just so other family members can say things like "Hey Google, kitchen light off." This last holiday season I almost did it with the TP Link switches I've researched but it would have cost me $600 and although I believe I'd gain G Assistant access for everyone in the home, I'd lose the RF capability from all the other X10 remotes I have in the home to control these switches now. The RF of X10 was why it was so awesome 9 years ago when I got into it and gave my home a feeling of a smart home before they have become what they are now. I love that TriggerCMD has made my old tech feel more modern by giving me the ability to control my X10 server on my pc by just saying Hey Google but other people in the home asking me to Hey Google a X10 light or something for them is really getting old. So this is fixable on TriggerCMD's end?
RE: Possible to change invocation word?
@russ Google really does need to come up with different trigger options tho or at least stop making tv commercials saying "OK Google" setting off my device. You know sooner or later some big biz out there is gonna start making tv commercials with dialog for our home devices to hear that at some point say something like "OK Google. Where is the closest Target?"... or something like that where they get our home smart devices to tell us even more about them beyond the commercial itself.
TriggerCMD not supported on this device.
So this is something that has been happening for a while. I have 2014 & 2016 pioneer stereos in my work van and Explorer. They both have a function I can press to activate Google Assistant. A few months back I was able to activate Assistant via my stereo and say "Return On" which is the routine I made for TriggerCMD to turn on my X10 outside lights and a couple lights inside my home before I came home that had been working great since 12/2017 when I found TriggerCMD. Lately when I do this it responds "TriggerCMD is not supported on this device" thru the stereo. I have the Pixel 2 XL and can give it a squeeze on it's "active edge" in the car holder to activate the Assistant and perform the operation but I was just wondering if anyone knows why it no longer works hands free thru the car stereo anymore? I just got so use to being able to not have to touch my phone to do this I was wonder what happened and why it changed... Is Google trying to force me to upgrade to a car stereo that has Android Auto?