Smart devices are becoming more and more ubiquitous. Whether you’re the owner of a smart lightbulb, smart outlet, security camera, or all of the above, managing your devices can get tricky, especially if you’re amassing a collection.
If you’re using a Google voice assistant, though, they’re making it easy to add new smart toys to your existing home setup: one simple command that can get your voice assistant up to speed and keep your connected devices aware of one another. All you have to do is say: “Hey Google, sync my devices.”
The syncing command will essentially refresh the list of devices accessible via Google Assistant, as well as the devices present in your Google Home app. You can tell Google to sync all of your devices at once, or proceed one type at a time. That means you can sync devices like lights, switches, security cameras, or dishwashers (among other types) one by one, or do the whole shebang in one go.
Set Up Your Devices First
You’ll need to do some work in your smart home’s apps before you attempt to sync. First, you should install their corresponding apps and connect the devices to your Wi-Fi network.
Before you try to connect your smart home device to your Google Home, double-check the product itself to ensure it’s compatible with Google Assistant, or search Google’s database of compatible products before you decide to bite the bullet and purchase some smart plugs.