Setting up Google Assistant with BluOS
After setting up your Google Assistant onto your wireless network you will need to configure it to work with your BluOS devices. To do this, say "Hey Google, let me talk to Blue Voice". The Google Assistant will then walk you through the setup process. If asked to enabled Personal Results through the Google Home app, you can do so by following the steps below.
For more information regarding Personal Result please see the link from Google's support site below:
When first using Blue Voice through Google Assistant, the Google Assistant will respond with "Okay Google, let's get Blue Voice", and then a different voice will say "Okay, how can I help you". Say "Setup" where you will be asked to set up a Blue Voice account. Verbally say "Yes" to the prompts from your Google Assistant to set up your account. Alternatively, you can also complete these setup steps through the Google Home app.
To use Google Assistant with your BluOS Players you will also need to ensure the player has a valid room name as well as sign in to your Google Account through the BluOS app on each individual player.
To sign in to your Google Account for Google Assistant through the BluOS app, open the BluOS app, select your player from the player drawer, then go to Music Services > Google Assistant. When signing in from an Android device, your current account will be selected. You will then see the LED on your Google Assistant device blink to indicate the credentials have been received by your Google Assistant device from the BluOS app. However, from the iOS or desktop BluOS application, you will need to input your account credentials.
To ensure the best results when using voice commands with Google Assistant, we recommend using one of the room names provided below for your players. To change the room name of a player, open the BluOS app, select your player and go to Settings > Player > Room name.
Using Google Assistant with BluOS
When issuing commands to BluOS through Google Assistant, you will need to tell Google to talk to Blue Voice to have these commands sent to your players. This means any commands to your BluOS players through Google will start with "Hey Google, talk to Blue Voice to...".
Setting a Default Room
When using Google Assistant you will need to tell Google which room you would like to control by adding "...in the [Room Name]" to the end of your commands. By creating a default room, any commands which do not explicitly say which room to control will be sent to this default room.
"Hey Google, talk to Blue Voice to set the default player to the living room”
"Hey Google, talk to Blue Voice to change the default player to the bedroom”
Common Commands through Google Assistant
With Google Assistant you can control your BluOS devices through multiple different voice commands. Some of the more common commands are below.
"Hey Google, talk to Blue Voice to pause in the living room”
"Hey Google, talk to Blue Voice to resume in the kitchen”
"Hey Google, talk to Blue Voice to turn the volume down in the den”
"Hey Google, talk to Blue Voice to turn it up in the basement”
"Hey Google, talk to Blue Voice to skip in the library”
"Hey Google, talk to Blue Voice to repeat the song in the bedroom”
"Hey Google, talk to Blue Voice to play preset 1 in the garage”
Play Radio Paradise:
"Hey Google, talk to Blue Voice to play Radio Paradise in the study”
Play from Local Library:
"Hey Google, talk to Blue Voice to play White Album by Beatles in the living room”
Please note that this command will only work with albums stored within the Library of your BluOS app and will not allow you to stream specific albums from streaming services.
For a complete list of commands available for Google Assistant, please see the PDF below.