Google Home is a truly versatile smart speaker from Google and it’s getting better by the day. More services are added to Google Home every day and now AutoVoice is also integrated with Google Home. For those who don’t know, AutoVoice is a Tasker plugin that allows users to set custom voice commands to trigger their Tasker profile. A really powerful plugin that enhances the already extremely powerful usability of Tasker. AutoVoice’s integration with Google Home means you can now create custom commands for the Google Assistant powered smart speaker to trigger Tasker tasks on your Android phone. If you’re excited about the possibilities this opens up, I’m right there. Well, Here’s how you can use AutoVoice with Google Home to control your Android phone using Tasker:
Using AutoVoice with Google Home: Integrating AutoVoice with Google Home
The first thing we have to do is integrate AutoVoice with Google Home so that Google Home can activate it and you can use your custom voice commands to control your Android smartphone. This is only available in the beta version of the app as of now, but the stable app is under review and will be out soon.
1. Download AutoVoice Beta
- To download AutoVoice Beta, first “Tasker Plugins by joaomgcd” community on Google+.
- download and install the AutoVoice app available in the Play Store.
- Once you’ve done that, go to this connectionand sign up to be a beta tester.
note: You should already have the stable version of AutoVoice installed. After signing up for the beta app, you will be able to see an available update for AutoVoice in the Play Store.
2. Enabling AutoVoice Service in Google Home App
After installing the beta version of AutoVoice, simply follow the steps below to enable AutoVoice on your Google Home:
- Launch the Google Home app and tap on it. hamburger menu symbol. Here, tap onmore settings“.
- Scroll down and tap on “Services”. Next, scroll down and tap on it. “Auto Voice”.
- Here, tap onlink account” and follow the prompts. “To let” Google runs AutoVoice commands when your phone asks for your permission.
AutoVoice will now connect to your Google Home and you can test it by saying “Ok Google, talk to autovoice”. If you are greeted by AutoVoice asking you to say your command, the integration was successful.
3. Configuring AutoVoice to Block Google Home Searches
A little more configuration is required before we can start using AutoVoice from our Google Home. To do this, simply follow the steps below:
- Launch the AutoVoice app on your phone and tap “.Auto Audio Devices“. You’ll need to sign in with your Google ID. Make sure it’s the same one you use with your Google Home.
- Doing so will show all devices connected to your Google account. simply Choose what you use with Google Home.
- Next, tap on “ in the AutoVoice app.Google Assistant“. Next, tap on “INACTIVE“.
- You will be taken to the Accessibility screen in Settings. Tap on “.AutoVoice Google Assistant Integration” and turn Turn it ON.
- Go back to the AutoVoice app and tap the checkbox next to it. “Activated”.
Using AutoVoice with Google Home: Creating Tasker Profiles
Now you can start creating the Tasker profiles you want to use with AutoVoice. I will show you how you can create a simple Tasker profile to locate your phone with Google Home. If you want to know more about Tasker profiles, you can check our article about it.
To find your phone, simply follow the steps below to create a Tasker profile:
note: Without you buy In the Pro version of the AutoVoice app ($2.49), your voice commands will be shortened to the first 4 characters. If you don’t want to use the Pro version of AutoVoice, you must create custom commands that are no longer than 4 characters each.
- Launch Tasker on your phone and “Profiles” tab, Tap on “+”. Tap on the menu that opens. “Activity”, then tap on “Addition”.
- choose “Auto Voice”, and then scroll down and “Recognized”.
- Tap the edit button next to it. “Configuration” (looks like a pen). Next, tap on “Commands”.
- Here, enter the variations of the commands you want to use. i just use “to find”, Because I’m using the lite version of the AutoVoice app. Next, tap on “OK”.
- Now, tap the checkmark in the upper right corner of the screen. Turn back. You will be prompted to create “Task”. Tap on “new mission“.
- Give your task a name (I use “FindTask”) and then tap the checkmark.
- Now, tap on “+Press the ” button at the bottom of the screen to create a new Action. Tap on “Sound”.
- Tap on “Media Volume“ and set it to a high value (like 10). Then just come back.
- Tap on “+“ Again. This time, tap on “.WarningSelect ” and “beep“.
- Set a time for the beep. The time is in milliseconds so adjust accordingly. I am using 5001ms.. Also set amplitude Then return to a comfortable value.
Your Tasker profile is now created and will activate when AutoVoice hears “find” (or whatever you set it to).
Using AutoVoice with Google Home: Triggering Tasker Profiles
You can now use the Tasker profile via Google Home. Try this:
- To say “OK Google” to your Google Home. when you wake up”talk to AutoVoice“.
- AutoVoice will then prompt you for commands. Simply say the command you created and Tasker will start playing the beep we installed.
You can create different Tasker profiles, each activated with different emoticons and hot words, and start controlling your Android phone via Google Home.
SEE ALSO: How to Set Up and Use Google Home Outside the US
Easily Control Your Android Phone from Google Home with AutoVoice and Tasker
Now that AutoVoice can be integrated with Google Home, it’s only a matter of time before all sorts of creative and useful Tasker profiles start popping up for use with Google Home and AutoVoice. I recommend playing with AutoVoice and Tasker. They are really powerful tools and can automate almost everything on your Android device. While the AutoVoice app with Google Home integration is still in beta, it will be available to everyone very soon. So, if you don’t want to install the beta version of the app, you have a few days to wait.
As always, I’d love to hear your thoughts on Google Home integrated with Tasker plugins like AutoVoice. Ever wanted to trigger Tasker profiles on your phone from Google Home? Share your thoughts and opinions in the comments section below.