Google Assistant

Published on 2020-06-30



Netro works with both Google Assistant and Google Home. Google Assistant is the AI-powered digital voice assistant, similar with Amazon Alexa or Apple Siri. Google Home is a smart speaker and voice-based assistant powered by Google Assistant. You can speak to Google Home devices or Apps (Google Assistant App and Google Home app) to control your Netro smart irrigation devices.

 

Installation


1. Download the "Google Assistant" App in Apple Store or Google Play. Link your Google Home speaker with your Google account if your want to use the smart speaker to control Netro device. 

 

 

2. Choose either speak or type in the Google Assistant App. 

 

 

3. Find the "Netro Home" action by "Ok Google, talk to Netro Home to water". You will be asked to link your Netro account, please click "Yes". 

 

 

4. Enter your Netro account information and link it to your Google account. 

 

 

5. Now you can control Netro device by either speak or type in the App. You can also say to Google Home speak if you have it linked to your Google assistant account. 

 

 


Commands


You can speak to either Google Assistant App or Google Home speakers

1. “OK Google, talk to Netro Home” -- Google will then prompt and ask for commands.

2.  “Ok Google, talk to Netro Home to [command]"

NetroHome action supports three type of commands:

1. Water all zones. + water all zones + water all zones for {duration}

2. Water one specific zone + water zone one + water zone one for {duration}

3. Stop watering + stop watering

NOTE By default, Netro will water all zones for 5 minutes if no zone or duration specified.

You could try other similar commands, like "water my plants for 5 minutes".

 

International Support


NetroHome action supports English, Spanish, French, Italian, and German languages.


Spanish 

1. Hablar con Netro Home para Regar todas las zonas 5 minutos 

2. Hablar con Netro Home para Regar la zona 1 durante 5 minutos 

3. Hablar con Netro Home para Dejar de regar 


French 

1. Demande à Netro Home d'allumer l'arrosage pour 5 minutes 

2. Demande à Netro Home d'allumer l'arrosage dans la zone 1 pour 5 minutes 

3. Demander à Netro Home d'arrêter l'arrosage 


Italian 

1. Chiedi a Netro Home di annaffiare zona 1 per 5 minuti 

2. Chiedi a Netro Home di annaffiare tutte le zone per 5 minuti 

3. Chiedi a Netro Home di smettere di annaffiare 


German 

1. Mit Netro Home sprechen Bewässere die Zone 1 für 5 Minuten 

2. Mit Netro Home sprechen Bewässere alle Zonen für 5 Minuten 

3. Mit Netro Home sprechen Hör auf zu bewässern.

 

FAQ


1. What's the difference between "NetroSprite" and "NetroHome" skill?

The "NetroSprite" action is not supported any more. It was originally developed to support English only based on deprecated Google API . For customers using "NetroSprite" action, please migrate to the new "NetroHome" action.

 

2. Can I specify zone by its name?

No. Google Assistant has high failure rate to identify zone name. Please specify zone by its index, e.g. zone one, zone two.

 

3. What if I have multiple controllers?

Unfortunately, Google Assistant doesn't support multiple devices. The NetroHome action controls your first Netro controller. If you have multiple Netro irrigation controllers, please try with Google Home.

 

4. Why Google Home shows "not responding"? 

Please update the Google Home app if not the latest version. Make sure your have good network connection. If still not working, please try to unlink your Netro account then link again.





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