Version 24 of the Sense mobile app brings you long-awaited support for Google Assistant and Google Home.
For those of you who use Google Assistant — whether via the app or on the litany of Google Assistant-connected devices — a Sense "Action" is now available. This "Action" is very similar to the Sense "Skill" available for Amazon Alexa, allowing you to communicate with Sense by voice to find out things like how much energy your home is using, how much solar your home is producing, whether a device is currently on or off, and when a device last turned on or off.
You can enable the Sense Action in one of three ways:
- Go directly to the Sense Action directory listing to enable the Action: sense.com/connect/google.
- Open the Sense mobile app (v24) and go to Settings > My Home > Connected Devices, and select Google Assistant. Tap the “Open Google Assistant” link to enable.
- Navigate to your Google Assistant app, search for “Sense” under Actions, and tap “Try It.”
Once enabled, you can say things like:
- "Ok, Google, ask Sense how much energy my home is using"
- "Hey, Google, talk to Sense about my solar production"
- "Hey, Google, ask Sense if my oven is on"
- "Ok, Google, ask Sense when did my Dryer turn off"