I just bought Google Home Mini recently (here is the link, telling reasons why you should own one). And I thought initially my Xiaomi Mi Smart Fan wouldn’t be able to connect to Google Home Mini via Google Home platform but as it turns out I was too underestimating Xiaomi.
The Xiaomi Mi Smart Fan can connect to Google Home and that means I can just throw commands to make it start or stop or to change the speed.
Setting up Xiaomi Mi Home to work and collaborate with Google Home
In case you have Xiaomi Mi Smart Fan or other Xiaomi Based Smart Home gadgets – anything that you could see under Mi Home app, here’s how you can integrate it with Google Home
The steps below is done on iPhone running iOS 12. However it should be similar for any other iOS version and Android smartphone too!
1) Open Google Home app
2) Tap on the “Gear” Settings icon.
3) Scroll and tap on “More settings”.
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4) On the new page, navigate to “Assistant” tab then tap on “Home Control”.
5) On Home Control page under “Device” tab, tap “+” icon to add more device.
6) On Add devices page, scroll down and find “Mi Home” and tap on it.
7) It will bring you to Xiaomi login page to link you Xiaomi account to Google Home. Enter your credential which you used to control Xiaomi smart devices.
8) Once logged in, you’ll be brought assign rooms page – in case you previously haven’t assigned any Xiaomi smart devices to specific room. You can skip this step in case you doesn’t want to assign the devices to certain room. Tap on “Done” once done.
9) Voila! Your Mi Home smart devices now appear on Google Home devices list.
Bring it all together
Once you have done it – integrating Mi Home with Google Home, you’ll be like me – able to take control any smart devices and appliances made by Xiaomi by throwing commands to your Google Home speaker or Google Assistant.
In case steps above isn’t so clear for you, or you still can’t get it to work, watch this video on YouTube that shows you how to do it. In fact, I, too, learn from this guy.
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