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Google Home vs. Amazon Alexa?

Post by renerene » Friday 12 October 2018 6:52

I have been a satisfied user of Alexa for two years. Now, google is coming with Home in my language. Should I give it a go? Time to switch?

What are your thoughts?

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Re: Google Home vs. Amazon Alexa?

Post by heggink » Friday 12 October 2018 7:08

I switched. The mini is a lot smarter and more accessible.
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Re: Google Home vs. Amazon Alexa?

Post by Hesmink » Friday 12 October 2018 9:38

How do the both compare in Domoticz support?

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Re: Google Home vs. Amazon Alexa?

Post by Stief » Friday 12 October 2018 11:07

You can use Controlicz or ITTT to integrate Domoticz with Google Home (and the Google assistant) I have no experience with Alexa buth read somewhere that Alexa also supports both.
I myself am using a KaKu ICS-2000 for the integration. I don't want my Domoticz setup available from internet. Some people use muliple Domoticz instances/ devices for that so they have only one with limited functions extern accessable.

As written above I use a KaKu ICS-2000 wich I got cheap online. KaKu (or Trust) has native support for Google Home. Made a few groups on my domoticz for certain devices I want to be able to controll with Google Home. Whitin the groups I added a activation device that I created on the Kaku for this.
So I have only the devices/switches I want to operate with Google Home created on the KaKu and my Domoticz isolated from internet.

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Re: Google Home vs. Amazon Alexa?

Post by renerene » Saturday 13 October 2018 18:10

I really enjoy the alexa speak option, that came available in 2018.
Can you also make Google speak?

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Re: Google Home vs. Amazon Alexa?

Post by heggink » Saturday 13 October 2018 18:16

Absolutely and without issues like caption...
Pi3, latest beta
RFXCOM, z-wave (AEOTEC, switches, temhum, pir, contacts),
Plugwise2py, P1 'smart'meter & solar panel
Alexa, Wifi Cams motion detection
ESP: relays, PIR & Temp/TempHum
Geofence iCloud, Bluetooth & Wifi ping
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Re: Google Home vs. Amazon Alexa?

Post by bozidar » Friday 26 October 2018 21:12

i have both the google mini and the echo dot . use it with Domoticz thru controlicz .
I am seeing much longer "reaktion times" with the mini than the Echo.

Do any of you have same experiences ?

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Re: Google Home vs. Amazon Alexa?

Post by heggink » Friday 26 October 2018 21:16

Not in my case... Letting Google talk is much faster.
Pi3, latest beta
RFXCOM, z-wave (AEOTEC, switches, temhum, pir, contacts),
Plugwise2py, P1 'smart'meter & solar panel
Alexa, Wifi Cams motion detection
ESP: relays, PIR & Temp/TempHum
Geofence iCloud, Bluetooth & Wifi ping
Harmony hub, Nest

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Re: Google Home vs. Amazon Alexa?

Post by ricorico94 » Thursday 22 November 2018 16:56

Hi Heggink,

Could you describe which solution you use for Google Home Mini ? Is it controlicz ? If yes, it's not free anymore, correct ?
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