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Alexa vs Google Assistant

Hi All,

I want to get an home automation assistant like Google Assistant or Amazon's Alexa. The purpose of this would be to:

Integrate voice con
  1. trol with ABB Free@Home for home automation of shutters and lights
  2. Integrate voice control with Logitech Harmony for turning on TV, Xbox, and all that electronics for making it more wife friendly
  3. Reading out the morning news
  4. Reading out my morning agenda or my wife's morning agenda
  5. Reading out the weather for the day

I read that Logitech Harmony is not supported in Switzerland for both Alexa and Google. Is there a way around this without impacting the other functionality I would like?

Which of the two do you recommend for doing what I am seeking?

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Re: Alexa vs Google Assistant

I can control my Harmony through my Google phone, from memory the trick is to set the language to English US then Google Assistant works on your phone.
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Re: Alexa vs Google Assistant

I already have a wife!
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Re: Alexa vs Google Assistant

Hi,
I have both but I find the Google assistant more useful. It is great having it on the phone and on the google home and google home mini.


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Re: Alexa vs Google Assistant

Great sounds like it is time to go buy Google Assistant speakers. Where do you recommend going to buy them?
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