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Mixtile now works with Google Assistant

Google Assistant

You can now use Google’s voice assistant to control your Mixtile Hub’s devices. Any of your Google Assistant devices such as Google Mini, Home Hub, Home app, etc, can be used. This does NOT mean that we’ve eliminated Mixtile’s built-in voice assistant. Mixtile’s built-in voice assistant still works as normal.

Why use this feature?

Currently, all Google home devices only support Wi-Fi and Bluetooth protocol. They cannot connect and control devices from the two most popular smart home protocols: Zigbee and Z-Wave. With the introduction of this action, you can use any Google Home devices, through Mixtile Hub, to control Zigbee and Z-Wave devices as well.

What devices and how to use it?

At the time of this article (October 2019), this action supports lights, outlets, switches, and locks. In future updates, we will be adding compatible device types to the list. Here are some examples of what you can do

Smart Lights  (Philips, LIFX, Aeotec, TP-LINK, Sengled, Enbrighten, Gledopto, Heiman, etc.)

  • Ok Google, turn on the Living Room lights
  • Ok Google, set the Bedroom lights to pink
  • Ok Google, is the Kitchen light on? 
  • Ok Google, adjust Bedroom lights to 20% (or Set Bedroom lights to 20%)
  • Ok Google, turn off the Office lights

Smart Locks (August, Yale, Kwikset, and Schlage)

  • Ok Google, lock the Front Door
  • Ok Google, unlock the Front Door 
  • Ok Google, is the Bedroom Door locked? 

Smart Outlets and Switches (Xiaomi, GE, Wemo, TP-LINK, SmartThings, Aqara, Leviton, etc.)

  • Ok Google, turn on the Fan
  • Ok Google, turn off the Fan 
  • Ok Google, is the Bedroom light on? 

a full list of devices that work with Mixtile Hub, visit our compatibility page.

How to get started?

To use this action, you will need the Mixtile Hub, Mixtile app, Google device, and Home app.

First method – Authorize with Mixtile app
(Android & iOS)

  1. On your Home app, go to “Settings”, select “Assistant”, then “Home control”
  2. Click “+” icon in the bottom right corner, search for “Mixtile” and click it
  3. There will a prompt asking you to “Open this link in Mixtile”. Click it! You will be re-directed to the Mixtile app.
  4. On the Mixtile App, click “Confirm” to ‘Access from Third Party”
  5. Select the hub then select devices you want to add to Google Assistant
  6. Save and you will re-directed to the Google Home app.

Second method – Authorize with Mixtile Account
(Android & iOS)

  1. On the Mixtile app, go to Me > Access from Third Party > Google Assistant > Confirm. Select the devices you want to add to Google Assistant
    (For Mixtile app version 0.7.1+, Me > Connect Alexa and Google Assistant > (Select your hub) > (Selected the devices you want Google to control))
  2. On your Google Home app, go to “Settings”, select “Assistant”, then “Home control”
  3. Click “+” icon in the bottom right corner, search for “Mixtile” and click it
  4. There will a prompt asking you to “Open this link in Mixtile”. Ignore it! You will be re-directed to login to your Mixtile account from the Google Home app. Type in your email address then ‘Get Code’
    username : email (this is case sensitive)
    password : verification code
  5. After the action is linked, the devices will pop up and you can select which ones you want to add to Google Home.

If you want to learn more about Mixtile Hub, check it out at https://www.mixtile.com. If you have any questions, comments, and suggestions about this skill or for us, please feel free to contact us at https://www.mixtile.com/contact/.

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