Google Home Support?

chromecast

#1

Is google home support on the road map? This would be incredibly awesome and probably one of my most used commands. I'm looking for something like:

"Ok Google, Play [media title] from plex on [Chromecast]"

The home is really just a specialized chromecast and since plex already supports chromecast it seems like it would just be a matter of integrating with google's command input

I may have to try to do something myself using IFTTT if this is not possible because I would really kill for this feature


#2

Google Home's API doesn't open up until December. Until that happens, Plex developers don't really know how hard integration will be. Judging from the Plex team's past, I'm guessing that they will be fairly quick to add support.


#3

Fingers crossed :)


#4

Just purchased my Google Home. They have them on sale for $30 bucks off.

Update: I know you can use voice to play, pause, and next/previous episode but unlike Netflix you can't ask it to rewind. Also if you cast and have a queue and the "autoplay" pauses between media you can't ask it to play.


#5

Yes, please.


#6

I wouldn't open that can of worms. They have been working on a Plex Alexa skill for a while and that thread has devolved into people complaining about it being vaporware and arguing over Alexa vs Home. I'm sure it will happen eventually.


#7

IMHO being able to control your Plex Server from Google home would be one of the MOST useful interfaces I can think of. I think it may also depend on the level of complexity and specificity of the commands. I will gladly participate in an Alpha/Beta test.


#8

I have a Google Home and would love to see Plex support this device. I would gladly assist in it's development.


#9

@bobbintb said:
I wouldn't open that can of worms. They have been working on a Plex Alexa skill for a while and that thread has devolved into people complaining about it being vaporware and arguing over Alexa vs Home. I'm sure it will happen eventually.

While the services are similar, I think that google's integration might be more straightforward since plex already supports chromecast. Now that google has opened their API on the home a bit I may take a crack at this when I have some free time


#10

I've been able to successfully go:

gHome -> IFTTT -> Maker -> custom Tornado Server

To get close to this, but I just can't accomplish getting the chromecast to play any library items within Plex from my python. I can make it play them outside of Plex, but this is obviously less than ideal.


#11

Cant wait for this! Would make Plex unbelievably more attractive than it already is...

Hey Google, play Anchorman on Plex on my TV
Hey Google, play the latest episode of House of Cards on Plex on my TV
Hey Google, play season 3 episode 2 of House of Cards on Plex on my TV

It would need to support all 3 of the above. Although Netflix has support now, it does not play specific episodes which is a fail. It only does Season 1, Episode 1.


#12

Please integrate ASAP! This should be top priority.


#13

+1000, when can we expect to get Google Home Support? would love to have it thanks!


#14

Yes, I just saw that Alexa is supported but I have the Google Home and have it integrated with my Samsung Smartthings hub. It is amazing and having Plex support with it would be even better.
+1000


#15

i also went with Google Home and have it integrated with my Samsung Smartthings hub i like how Google Home understands a lot better than Alexa but they Google Home is way behind they need to catch up quick to Alexa (Echo) Hopefully Plex can integrate with Google home that would be awsome


#16

PLEASE incorporate GOOGLE HOME support. I will be more than happy to Alpha/Beta test for you.


#17

+1... this would be amazing


#18

+1 - really want this to be supported. works great with netflix


#19

I am soooo looking forward to this. Please tell me your doing it! :)


#20

+1!!!! Looking for support!