I'm having issues with something that was previously working between the Google Home and the roku. Specifically, I can no longer turn my connected tv from the roku on or off with a voice command.
This used to work.
I can give it other commands to play content and these work (Play House of Cards on Netflix), but it no longer can alter the on/off state of the device. The Roku remote / Roku can successfully power on the tv.
I've tried the following:
I've tried the following commands:
I've also tried to power off the tv while it's already on with commands like the above, and these, similarly do not work.
I've told this to the Google tech support folks, and the only option they can think of is a workaround / use of a third party app (http://www.appestry.biz/qr). They've indicated that they think this is a problem on Roku's side and their API. It's not the first incident that the tech had seen.
Has anyone else experienced this?
Thanks for the notes here.
The Roku skill for Google Assistant is only currently available on Roku accounts/devices in the US at this time. If you are trying to access or use it in any other region, this would not be supported. We're always looking to expand our offerings and appreciate the interest here.
You can check our more about the Roku skill for Google Assistant here: https://support.roku.com/article/360009649613-how-do-i-use-the-google-assistant-with-my-roku-streami...
I would recommend removing the skill and your Roku device from your Google 'Home', restarting your device, then trying to add it back once more and see if this helps resolve the issue.
If you are using the Roku skill for Google Assistant with a Roku streaming player, this will not have the ability to turn off the TV that your Roku player is connected to. You can, however, use a voice command to turn Roku TVs on/off when the skill is enabled for those devices.
I have the same problem. Google Home says "actually the Roku doesn't support that functionality" when I say "hey Google, turn on the Roku" This worked until a few months ago. The home button on my Roku basic remote turns on my cec enabled dumb sony tv, and the Roku remote app on my phone can turn the TV on and off by voice command, so I know HDMI cec power control is working. Google home control of the Roku works otherwise. It used to allow " turn on the Roku" and "turn off the Roku" until sometime in the late winter (2019). It's as if the google home/Roku integration no longer knows of the power on/off passthrough capability so it says it's not supported. This is a roku 3900x - Roku express. SW version 9.1.0 - build 4111-51