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Title: Google home sees FGR-222(Fibaro roller shutter 2) as lights/dimmers, not blinds
Post by: flavio.broma on December 29, 2018, 06:40:37 pm
Hi All, i am trying to find a way to fix/improve HOW Google assistant/home sees my FGR-222 (Fibaro roller shutter 2)

I have 4 roller shutter motors, each controlled by a Fibaro FGR-222(Fibaro roller shutter 2), everything works perfectly in VERA PLUS and VERA CONCIERGE but google assistant/home sees those 4 smart devices as 4 smart lights, not as 4 smart blinds.

so the problem is that i need to say "Turn on light X at 50%" instead of "Open window X"

i have already found some work around with routines... so if i say "Open Window ..." or similar in reality it trigger the light command "Turn on light ..etc" but if possible i'd prefer to avoid workaround, also because i read that the same devices are supported by Google home as blinds (but via FIBARO home center), so i guess there must be a way/configuration to make Google assistant sees them as windows/blinds/roller shutters and not as lights.

Thank you a lot! any idea/suggestion is welcome!

Attached 3 screenshots(1.2.3.) of how it is currently in VERA, VERA CONCIERGE and GOOGLE HOME,  +1 screenshot ("C.") how i think it should be seen by google home (this last screenshot i took it from internet, it is not my system, just an example)

Flavio.
Title: Re: Google home sees FGR-222(Fibaro roller shutter 2) as lights/dimmers, not blinds
Post by: Corve on February 04, 2019, 03:10:49 pm
Same problem in my config. It's not very smart to control like this...
Title: Re: Google home sees FGR-222(Fibaro roller shutter 2) as lights/dimmers, not blinds
Post by: MyEpicFail on February 07, 2019, 04:27:44 am
Same here. I dont really mind since I call my FGR-222 "The Blinds" and as such I can just say "Hey Google, set the blinds to n%". There is even a way to swap between n% meaning n% open or n% closed. I chose to keep it at open since google replies with "Setting the blinds brightness to n%" because it sees it as a dimmable light.
Title: Re: Google home sees FGR-222(Fibaro roller shutter 2) as lights/dimmers, not blinds
Post by: flavio.broma on March 15, 2019, 08:09:04 pm
In the new firmware there is hope...
I hope vera will consider the new developments of Google..

For example BLINDS!!!

https://developers.google.com/actions/smarthome/guides/

https://www.theverge.com/2019/3/13/18263963/google-assistant-smart-blinds-developers-native-support


Does anyone successfully configured the FGR-222 to be seen as blinds?


action.devices.types.BLINDS

hank you