So I noticed this forum hasn’t been updated in some time so I would like to give you all a nice setup example on how to control your Orbit Bhyve sprinkler controller using only Hey Google OR Ok Google instead of the Talk to Orbit Bhyve command. So when I tested the setup of routines setup with specific commands and actions I was blown away to see that it actually works but with some trial and error. Now some of the straight commands on Orbits page actually don’t work so that is where the trial and error works to figure which ones actually work on your devices.
Now time to show you all how I did it!!
Step 1: From a mobile device open the Google Home app and tap on the Home tab shown on bottom of screen
Step 2: Once your on the Home screen tap on the Routines button shown at the top of the Home page
Step 3: Now you will be at the Manage routines page and will need to tap on Manage routines shown at the bottom
Step 4: Once you reach the second routine page tap on the + button at the bottom right of screen to create a New routine
Now this part is very important and you need to make sure you are very specific with what you want to be able to say to have Google home activate the actions from Orbits website
Step 5: Tap on add commands and you will want to type exactly what you want to say vocally to Google Home to activate the actions you want to set for you sprinklers when done tap on ok and then back arrow top left
Step 6: Tap on add action and this is where you will enter one of the commands from the Orbit website- help.orbitbhyve.com/google-commands/ when done tap add at the top right
Step 7: You will then be able to review the New routine you have created and save it by tapping on check mark top right and thats its!
(Make sure you type the actions exactly as it is shown on website- e.g. Talk to Orbit Bhyve water the lawn. Notice T, O, B are all uppercase and there is no comma which is super important)
Also just a heads up some of the commands actually dont work from the website so trial and error really comes in play with those actions.
another side note is to make sure you Google home account is already linked with Orbit Bhyve if not then it will ask you to sign in when you try to use your routines.
Hope this helps everyone out and if not please write back in here and I would be more than happy to answer any questions.
Righteousroho is out!