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Published on 12th October 2023

Smart blinds are a great way to add convenience and energy efficiency to your home. But did you know that you can make them even smarter by integrating them with your Google Nest?

Doing so allows you to control your blinds with your voice or from anywhere using the Google Home app. This means no more getting up to open or close your blinds, even if you’re in another room or away from home.

So, if you’re looking for a way to make your home more convenient, energy-efficient, and secure, then you need to know how to connect smart blinds with Google Nest devices.

Why Smart Blinds Integration Matters

We know that smart blinds are a great way to add convenience and energy efficiency to your home. However, you only unlock the true potential of your smart blinds by connecting them to a smart home device.

Here are just a few of the benefits of integrating smart blinds with Google Nest:

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Maximising Efficiency: Automating Your Smart Blinds with Google Nest

One of the best ways to get the most out of your smart blinds is to automate them. This means setting up routines that automatically open and close your blinds based on certain conditions, such as the time of day, the weather, or your presence.

For example, you could set up a routine that opens your blinds in the morning when the sun comes up and closes them in the evening when the sun goes down. Or, you could set up a routine that closes your blinds when you leave home and opens them when you come back.

There are endless possibilities when it comes to automating your smart blinds. Experiment with different routines to find what works best for you.

Step-by-Step Guide: Connect Smart Blinds with Google Nest

Connecting your Smart Blinds to your Google Nest is a quick and simple process. From your initial purchase to using your Google Nest to control your blinds, here is a full step- by-step guide:

Step 1: Make Sure You Shop For Compatible Smart Blind Brands

Not all smart blinds are compatible with Google Nest. To check if yours are, you should consult your blinds’ user manual or contact the manufacturer. If you’ve purchased blinds through and have added the TaHoma Switch, your blinds are compatible. 

Step 2: Download the Google Home app

The Google Home app is available for iOS and Android devices. Once you have downloaded the app, create an account and sign in. 

Step 3: Add Your Smart Blinds to The Google Home app

Open the Google Home app and tap the + button in the top left corner. Select “Set up device” and then “Works with Google.” Search for your smart blinds and follow the on-screen instructions to add them to the app. If using the TaHoma Switch you will be looking for the TaHoma app. 

Step 4: Link your Google Home Account to Your Smart Blinds’ Account

This step may vary depending on your smart blinds’ manufacturer. In general, you will need to provide your Google Home login information and your smart blinds’ login information.

Step 5: Test Your Smart Blinds

Once your smart blinds are connected to Google Nest, you should be able to control them using the Google Home app or by giving voice commands to your Google Assistant-enabled devices.

Troubleshooting Tips for Connecting Smart Blinds to Google Nest

We know there are plenty of benefits for Smart Blinds – but what happens when your smart blinds won’t connect to Google Nest? Here are some troubleshooting tips to help you get your blinds connected and working again.

Check You’re Using Google Nest With Compatible Smart Blinds Brands

Not all smart blinds are compatible with Google Nest. Check the manufacturer’s website to make sure your blinds are on the list of compatible devices. Smart Blinds Online uses Somfy motors linked with the TaHoma Switch, this is one of the most reliable and trusted systems available. 

Make Sure Your Blinds are Turned On:

Some smart blinds have a physical switch that needs to be turned on in order to connect to Google Nest. Check the instructions that came with your blinds to see if there is a physical switch. Not applicable to Smart Blinds Online motors. 

Connect to the same Wi-Fi network as your Google Nest:

Smart blinds need to be connected to the same Wi-Fi network as your Google Nest devices in order to communicate with each other. Check the Wi-Fi settings on your blinds and make sure they are connected to the same network as your Google Nest devices.

Restart Your Blinds and Your Google Nest Devices:

Sometimes a simple restart can solve the problem. Turn off your blinds hub and your Google Nest devices, then turn them back on and try connecting them again.

Reset Your Blinds:

If you’re still having trouble, you can try resetting your blinds. This will erase all of the settings on your blinds and bring them back to factory defaults. To reset your blinds, follow the instructions that came with your blinds. We recommend this as a last resort option, it should not be necessary to reset your blinds. Please contact us if you feel this is necessary, we should be able to help. 

Contact the Manufacturer of Your Blinds:

If you’ve tried all of the above and you’re still having trouble, contact the manufacturer of your blinds for help. They may be able to provide you with additional troubleshooting tips or send you a replacement device.

Smart Blinds Integration With Google Nest Today

By integrating smart blinds with Google Nest, you can create a truly smart home that is both convenient and energy efficient. 

Looking to start your journey with smart technology in your home? Smart Blinds Online manufactures a range of fully smart window covering solutions that will connect to your Google Nest, or other smart home devices. Integrating creates a unified home where all of your technology is connected. Then, use a smart hub such as the TaHoma Hub to control all of your devices quickly and efficiently. 
Contact Smart Blinds Online today to learn more about how you can connect smart blinds with Google Nest and start enjoying all the benefits they have to offer.

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