How to Reconnect SmartThings to the Google Home App

How to Reconnect SmartThings to the Google Home App

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How to Reconnect SmartThings to the Google Home App: The SmartThings smart home platform is making some big changes in 2020. If you previously added SmartThings devices to the Google Assistant or Home app, you need to reconnect the service to keep using it. We’ll show you how to do just that.

Starting on September 8, 2020, the original SmartThings integration with Google Home will stop working. You’ll no longer be able to control devices from a Google Assistant-enabled device, such as Nest smart speakers and smart displays. This affects anyone who added SmartThings to Google Home before April 15, 2020.

The new Google action includes faster response times and more devices, and it supports multiple locations. If you want to keep controlling SmartThings devices through Google Nest and Home devices, you need to reconnect it.

Open the Google Home app on your iPhoneiPad, or Android device and then tap the “+” icon in the top-left corner.

google home add new

Select “Set Up Device.”

google home set up device

Because we already have SmartThings integrated, tap “Have Something Already Set Up?”

set up an existing service in google home

“SmartThings” will be one of the services listed at the top. Tap the option.

select smartthings from google home

On your iPhone or iPad, tap “Check For New Devices.” On your Android device, tap “Reconnect Account.”

reconnect smartthings in google home app

You’ll be brought to the sign-in page where you can use your Samsung account or SmartThings account.

sign in with samsung account

After signing in, you’ll be asked to “Authorize” Google to access your SmartThings locations, devices, and scenes.

authorize google to access smartthings

That’s it! You maight have to move some devices back to their respective rooms, but everything else should be how you had it set up before.

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