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    RainMachine Support (Edited )

    Hi, all.
    Your voice has been heard! Now you can use it to control your garden.

    We're happy to announce that the RainMachine Google Home integration (currently in beta) has been released.
    You can use it on your compatible phone/tablet or Google Home standalone devices.

    Have patience. Google Assistant is still learning!

    We're taking this to the next level one step at a time!

    Your feedback is welcome.
    Thank you!

    RainMachine Support.
    05/15/2018

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    RainMachine Support

    Hi, Daniel
    We are considering implementing this feature.
    Thank you for your suggestion.

    RainMachine Support.

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    Daniel OReilly

    This is great news. I would expect to be able to say things like "turn on (zone name here) back patio for 8 minutes" or do enable a program "run morning water" at the very least. 

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    Perry Hansen

    Yes, I am considering returning my new mini 8 and get other model. How long until connect to mini 8?

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    Brandon Moyer

     

    Currently if you have Google Home you can use IFTTT to create triggers that work with both Google Home and Google Assistant. 

    Its very simple to setup and use, allowing you to setup any "Trigger Phrase" you would like. 

     

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    Daniel OReilly

    Brandon,

     

    I was configuring my own applet and trigger phrase for Google Assistant, but it seems I have to create an individual applet per zone with specific run time? I was hoping I could say something like "run zone X for X minutes".

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    Brandon Moyer

    Daniel,

    This is certainly a draw back, unfortunately I don't have a better suggestion at the moment.

    The only other option is to have it run a Program instead of a zone. Hopefully in the future we can provide an option like you mention here.

    Thanks for your time and input. 

     

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    Brandon Moyer

    Daniel,

    It looks like I was incorrect,the  implementation of Google Home and RainMachine will do exactly what you want.

    You'll command Google Home to start a zone for how many minutes you want - right now only minutes and not min and sec.

    Thanks for your time and patience. 
     
    Brandon 
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    Francois Parent

    I'd like that too.

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    Peter

    Voted, would like to see a native integration.

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    Daniel OReilly

    What is the status on this? It has been in planned status since around May. Thanks!

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    Daniel Werder

    Please update this request, it's been almost 7 months since the previous RainMachine support.

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    Emanuele turconi

    Any news about direct google home/assistant integration? I would buy your product but since it will not compatible i'll not

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    Anthony Guange

    I too would like to know the status of this. Spring is approaching. RM needs native Google Assistant integration. Rachio has it.

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    Tyillere Hansen

    +1... Really would like to have this. 

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    Fredrik Selarp

    +1

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    Ben Hillman

    +1.   Rainmachine listen to these voices.  Is this still a priority?  Even a consideration?

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    Nicholas (Edited )

    The Google Assistant (beta) support is available.

    Please see this article: https://support.rainmachine.com/hc/en-us/articles/360003771893-RainMachine-Google-Home-integration-beta-

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    Chris

    Is there anywhere we can get support for this ?

    I have followed all the setup instructions but cannot get it to start a zone.

    Either it continually lists all 16 of my zones or asks which zone, eventually saying 'Sorry I can't help'

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    Daniel OReilly

    Chris, did you start by saying, "let me talk to rain machine" before asking it to start zone x?

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    Chris

    Sorry I have not had much time to devote to this lately.

    Yes I have started the conversation with 'talk to rain machine'

     

    Here a transcription of 2 conversations tonight.

     

    Said talk to rain machine
    Okay.
    Let's get Rain Machine.

    RainMachine
    Hello Gardener !


    Said list zones
    RainMachine
    You have the following zones: master valve, footpath, back far, back near, veggie garden, rear fence gardens, font of house, zone 7, zone 8, zone 9, zone 10, zone 11, zone 12, zone 13, zone 14, zone 15, zone 16. What do you want to do next? You can try start a zone or start a program. Or say cancel to end conversation.


    Said start a zone
    RainMachine
    You have the following zones: master valve, footpath, back far, back near, veggie garden, rear fence gardens, font of house, zone 7, zone 8, zone 9, zone 10, zone 11, zone 12, zone 13, zone 14, zone 15, zone 16. What do you want to do next? You can try start a zone or start a program. Or say cancel to end conversation.


    Said start a zone
    RainMachine
    You have the following zones: master valve, footpath, back far, back near, veggie garden, rear fence gardens, font of house, zone 7, zone 8, zone 9, zone 10, zone 11, zone 12, zone 13, zone 14, zone 15, zone 16. What do you want to do next? You can try start a zone or start a program. Or say cancel to end conversation.


    Said start a zone
    RainMachine
    You have the following zones: master valve, footpath, back far, back near, veggie garden, rear fence gardens, font of house, zone 7, zone 8, zone 9, zone 10, zone 11, zone 12, zone 13, zone 14, zone 15, zone 16. What do you want to do next? You can try start a zone or start a program. Or say cancel to end conversation.
    Sorry, I can't help.

     

     

    Another attempt

    said talk to rain machine
    RainMachine
    This is your personal Rain Machine buddy.
    How can I help you ?

    said start a zone
    RainMachine
    You have the following zones: master valve, footpath, back far, back near, veggie garden, rear fence gardens, font of house, zone 7, zone 8, zone 9, zone 10, zone 11, zone 12, zone 13, zone 14, zone 15, zone 16. What do you want to do next? You can try start a zone or start a program. Or say cancel to end conversation.

    said list programs
    RainMachine
    grass
    gardens only

    start a program
    something went wrong , please try again

     

     

     

     

     

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    Chris (Edited )

    Do not say START, it does not understand

    The instruction needs to be WATER <ZoneName> or WATER <ProgramName>

    You also cannot ask assistant to pass the command to rainmachine, it has to be a 2 step thing

    ask rainmachine to water footpath - you have no zones or programs named footpath

    :(

    talk to rainmachine - hello gardener !

    water footpath for 5 minutes - OK, Zone Footpath started

    :)

    Although there is no feedback about the time via assistant, I can see it counting down via webapp, phone or device.

    If you don't mention a time it does not prompt you but simply says it started but actually has not.

    talk to rainmachine - hello gardener !

    water footpath - OK, Zone Footpath started

    :( but watering does not start

     

    If the support pages were updated to reflect actual state it would be a lot simpler to get this working first time.

    Please fix this page for the sake of the next person https://support.rainmachine.com/hc/en-us/articles/360003771893-RainMachine-Google-Home-integration-beta-

     

     

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