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  1. Understanding how IFTTT works with a multi user google home is essential to understanding how you can best utilize Alan's IFTTT driver. I recently made the jump to a multi-user setup with my google home and I found out that IFTTT integration works in a way that is beneficial for custom trigger phrases. For a long time I avoided multi-user setup. I have 6 google homes in my house. Each home is associated with a separate google account linked to a unique IFTTT account. This allows me to use a phrase like "OK Google, Lights" Depending on the home that heard the command it would send that command to a unique IFTTT account that could then send the proper command through Alan's driver to just turn on the lights in that room. I was worried that multi-user would break that functionality, but with new features coming like Broadcast and the ability to have only one home respond to your request I needed all the homes in my house connected to the same account. My concern was that multi-user would work like calendar stuff. It would detect who spoke the command and send that command to that person's IFTTT account. This would obviously break the setup I have above because if my wife's IFTTT account was set to control the master bedroom when she would say "OK Google, lights" in the kitchen (My account) it would turn on the lights in the master bedroom. I am happy to report that this is not the case. IFTTT across multiple accounts does not key off the voice. It uses what's called the "pooling method". This method searches through the multi-user accounts attached to the home "in the order they were added" to the home to find a trigger that matches the phrase. Using this understanding I just had to make sure my wife's account was the first user added to the master home and my account was the first user added to the kitchen home and the second user added to all other homes as my account holds all the generic IFTTT recipes. Now even when I say "OK, google lights" in the master bedroom it turns on the lights in the master, but I also now have all the multi-user goodies that google home provides.
  2. Alan, Works awesome. This really is great. One last feature request and I think it would be perfect. An option to rename words would rock. for example rename lights to light. That way a single programming recipe will work for "turn on office lights" and "turn on office light"
  3. Alan, I would like to request a feature. As I am doing the programming I use IFTTT phrases like "Turn on $" or "Raise $". To be flexible I always program 2 versions of everything in C4 using both the definite article and not. For example I setup 2 programming actions for "kitchen lights" and "the kitchen lights". If your driver could optionally strip off leading definite articles like "the" it would cut my programming time in half. I wish control4 could do regexp matching in programming or even glob matching. It would really make programming for google home much easier. Great driver. Really enjoy using it.
  4. Google Home

    Looking at the triggers it appears that google home will be awesome. The flexibility is exactly what we want. No more restrictions on phrasing. We can use whatever combinations of words we choose. Multiple aliases built in! It's time to preorder a google home.
  5. The new google home assistant will support IFTTT out of the box. That means this driver will be able to interact with a google home device as well. Woot!
  6. Control4 announces Amazon Echo integration

    There is a new "Voice scene" driver that needs to be added to your project. Once it's added you can add and program all the voice scenes you'd like through HE. You can also create dummy lighting scenes and use that as a trigger as well.
  7. Amazon Echo

    I think you can start using the additional commands immediately. I know that I can use open/close for blinds now that didn't used to work. I'd have to try arm/disarm. They all map to the On/Off triggers in control4.
  8. Foscam FI9853EP

    Just use blue iris. The driver is free and blue iris supports a TON of cameras.
  9. My Movies - Opening Integration for End-Users

    Brian, Thank you very much for this change. It is much appreciated.
  10. Tivo Bolt

    @RyanE. The code is "BACK". Here's the line I added to the older 3/4/5 tivo driver to get it to work. The document you link above is from 2010 which is before the back button was added for the roamio line. CANCEL = "IRCODE BACK",
  11. Tivo Bolt

    However, the 2.8.1 driver does not have the "Back" functionality. In general this is not an issue as the left arrow functions as a back for all the Tivo menus, the problem is when you're running a streaming service like hulu or youtube.
  12. Ring DoorBell Driver

    No, but it's the exact same process of hooking up a generic lighted doorbell to an elk-930. There are plenty of discussions on this forum about how to do that.
  13. Ring DoorBell Driver

    I have an ELK-930 hooked up to my ring. Works great.
  14. 2.8 announcement bug

    This doesn't affect the length limit that has always been present. Sent from my XT1095 using Tapatalk
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