So I want equivent Started to turn off devices via Google Home, and equivent Ended to turn them back on. This is not easily performed directly
So, I tried the Webhook integration to call a URL to trigger a scene in my home automation, to switch a device ON, and vice versa to OFF when the equivent Ended. The device operating then was used as a Starter in Google Home scripts to turn devices off and on.
This did not work; I suspect due to the POST payload.
So, I instead used the Webhook to instead call a Bit.Ly URL, that then redirected to trigger my scene.
This did work. Confirmed by sending demo triggers for Started and Ended.
However, when the 16 November 2023 equivent Started, it did not engage with my Bit.Ly URL, so my scene was not triggered.
Luckily I was watching this pan out and was able to intervene to run my Google Home script.
So, I have 2 questions:
- Why did the equivent Started Webhook not work
- Can an integration to Google Home be implemented?