Node-RED Smart Home Control Update Q1 2019

It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything about the Node-RED Smart Home Control device bridge. In fact, my last update was inOctober. That said, there has been ongoing effort to develop and add new features, some of which I want to share.

Whilst the service is still “in development” the most significant updates for Q1 include:

  • Google Home support added. You can now use the same devices across both smart home platforms (some device type restrictions apply).
  • Service branding/ name changed to “Node-RED Smart Home Control.” URLs and service endpoints updated to reflect multi-platform nature of the service.
  • Device state is retrievable in the Alexa and Google Home App, both Apps reflect real-time state changes fro either platform.
  • You can now send “out-of-band” state updates to the service (i.e. from an MQTT subscription node). Changes sent will then update state in Alexa and Google Home app.
  • New device types and capabilities added. You can find a full break-down in the GitHub Wiki.

If you’d like access to the service, in order to help with testing, or to simply try it out, follow these instructions.