The easy way to connect Google Home to your Somfy Connexoon Hub for motorised blinds and curtains.

Welcome to our simple guide to setting up voice control with your Google Home device and your Somfy Connexoon Hub and smart phone app. You're going to love just how effortless it is using your voice to control your motorised blinds and curtains.

Before you get going

OK it's time to start setting up, let's take it step by step.

It's easy to set up voice control directly in the iOS version of the Google Home app so you can control your blinds and curtains with your voice. Follow these 6 steps, then kick back and admire a job well done. Here's how to do it:

1 Get organised

  • 1 A google home setup ios A

    Make sure you've set up your Hub, added your blinds or curtains and customised your scenarios or ambiances. Also make sure you've set up your Google device and downloaded and logged in to the Google Home app.

2 Connect your Hub to Google Home

  • 2 A google home setup ios A

    In your Google Home app home screen tap the plus symbol (+) in the top left corner.

    Tap the Set up device option and then select the Have something already set up? option towards the bottom of the screen.

  • 2 B google home setup ios B

    Tap the search icon and type Somfy in the search bar and then tap the Somfy Asia & Oceania option.

  • 2 C google home setup ios C

    Sign in using your Somfy login and check the box Memorize my log in details.

    Tap YES to authorise Google Home to access your Somfy account and connect to your Hub. Once it's connected you will see your blinds and curtains on the Google Home app home screen.

3 Set up your rooms

  • 3 A google home setup ios A

    In your Google Home app home screen tap your blind or curtain.

  • 3 B google home setup ios B

    Tap the Room option and then select the room name you want to use from the list e.g. Living room. The room you choose will display a tick symbol next to it.

    Tap SAVE in the top right corner and then tap the cross symbol (x) in the top left corner of your screen to return to the app home screen.

  • 3 C google home setup ios C

    Repeat step 3 to keep adding your blinds and curtains to your rooms, until you're done.

    You're all done adding your blinds and curtains to your rooms! Now if you say a command e.g. Ok Google open living room blinds all the blinds you chose to assign to the living room will open.

4 Rename your blinds and curtains (optional)

  • 4 A google home setup ios A

    Renaming your blinds and curtains is optional and can make it easier to open and close them with voice control. If you don't want to rename them, no problem! You're good to start using voice control to open and close your blinds and curtains. Just say Ok Google then say open <blind name> or close <blind name>.

    In your Google Home app home screen tap your blind or curtain.

  • 4 B google home setup ios B

    Tap the Name option and then type in the new name for your blind or curtain e.g. master bedroom curtain.

    Tap SAVE in the top right corner and then tap the cross symbol (x) in the top left corner of your screen to return to the app home screen.

  • 4 C google home setup ios C

    Repeat step 4 to keep renaming your blinds and curtains.

    You're all done renaming your blinds and curtains! Now if you say a voice command e.g. Ok Google close master bedroom curtain your curtain will close.

5 Rename your scenarios and ambiances (A)

  • 5 A google home setup ios A

    Renaming your scenarios and ambiances is optional and can make it easier to activate them with voice control.

    In your Google Home app home screen tap the my account icon (circle) in the top right corner.

  • 5 B google home setup ios B

    Tap the Assistant settings option and then tap the tab called Assistant. Scroll down and tap the Home control option in the list.

  • 5 C google home setup ios C

    Tap the tab called Scenes and then select the scenario or ambiance you want to rename e.g. Window_RTS - Ambiances - Movie time.

    If you have multiple Somfy user profiles in your Hub app the list of scenes will include scenarios and ambiances that belong to all users.

6 Rename your scenarios and ambiances (B)

  • 6 A google home setup ios A

    In the Google Home app tap the pencil icon next to the words Set a nickname. Type the name you want to use in the Nickname field e.g. family movie time and then tap OK.

  • 6 B google home setup ios B

    Tap the back arrow in the top left corner. You can rename as many scenarios and ambiances as you like by following steps 5 and 6.

  • 6 C google home setup ios C

    You're all done renaming your scenarios and ambiances! Now if you say a voice command e.g. Ok Google activate family movie time your Connexoon scenario will launch and your blinds or curtains will respond according to how you set up the scenario in your Connexoon app.

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Congrats, you did it! Before you kick back and admire a job well done, don’t forget to snap some photos and share your automated home with us. And tag us on Instagram to really make our day.

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