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Hamilc
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Posted - 08/20/2019 :  08:11:49 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have a smart plug that I can control via Alexa or Google. How is this possible? The socket was initially set up using Alexa but I can use the same voice command in Google to operate the light. Does Alesa and Google both interface to the same app that does the control?

oberkc
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Posted - 08/20/2019 :  3:35:35 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Does Alesa and Google both interface to the same app that does the control?


It has been my experience that the echo and google home must be separately configured. I have never seen a device configured for alexa to work with google, absent setting up in google.
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SeanM
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Posted - 08/21/2019 :  10:17:26 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
What is the brand of the smartplug?
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Tfitzpatri8
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Posted - 08/21/2019 :  10:30:49 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Both Alexa and Google talk to the plug’s cloud service. If you have an iPhone, you normally have to approve a connection to the plug maker’s web service by signing into that account from your Alexa and Google app. I understand Android phones are now searching your phone for apps and automatically offering to connect to any services for which you already have the app installed on the phone.
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