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Google Assistant

Hive works with Google Assistant and Google Home speakers. Just connect your Hive devices to the Google Home app and you’re good to go.

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Google Speaker and ceramic pots sitting on a glass and wooden unit next to a tall green plant on the left and a grey painted wall in the background

Google Assistant

Hive works with Google Assistant and Google Home speakers. Just connect your Hive devices to the Google Home app and you’re good to go.
Works with the Google Assistant logo on a white background

Now we’re talking

Control your Heating, Lights and Plugs, simply by asking Google Assistant.

Now we’re talking

Control your Heating, Lights and Plugs, simply by asking Google Assistant.

Man sitting on a bright blue sofa and a pregnant woman lying on the sofa next to him, a ginger cat walking across the top of the sofa and white curtains in the background, with a Hive Thermostat superimposed in the bottom right corner

“OK Google… what’s the temperature in here?”

Ask what the temperature is and adjust your thermostat if you need to.

Man sitting on a bright blue sofa and a pregnant woman lying on the sofa next to him, a ginger cat walking across the top of the sofa and white curtains in the background, with a Hive Thermostat superimposed in the bottom right corner

“OK Google… what’s the temperature in here?”

Ask what the temperature is and adjust your thermostat if you need to.

Silver kettle attached to a Hive Plug, with a blue and white mug sitting next to the kettle and a blue tiled wall in the background, with a Hive smart light bulb and Hive Plug superimposed in the bottom right corner

“OK Google… turn on my plug.”

Turn on the kettle. Turn off your bedroom lamp. All with your voice.

Silver kettle attached to a Hive Plug, with a blue and white mug sitting next to the kettle and a blue tiled wall in the background, with a Hive smart light bulb and Hive Plug superimposed in the bottom right corner

“OK Google… turn on my plug.”

Turn on the kettle. Turn off your bedroom lamp. All with your voice.

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Get started with Google Assistant

To link your Hive account to Google Assistant go to:
Google Home app > Settings > Works With Google > Search Hive > Enter your Hive account information

It will then sync with your Hive devices, after which you can organise your devices into rooms or just control your Hive devices with Google Assistant.

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Get started with Google Assistant

To link your Hive account to Google Assistant go to:
Google Home app > Settings > Works With Google > Search Hive > Enter your Hive account information

It will then sync with your Hive devices, after which you can organise your devices into rooms or just control your Hive devices with Google Assistant.

What else works with Google Assistant

Side angle view of Hive Thermostat, sitting in a Hive Thermostat Stand, on a light grey background
Hive Active Heating
£179
Composite image of three Hive B22 Smart Light Bulbs, with dimmable light, on a light grey background
Hive Smart Light Bulb – 3 Pack
£49
Front facing view of Hive B22 Smart Light Bulb, with colour changing light, on a light grey background
Hive Colour Smart Light Bulb
£19
Side angle view of Hive Active Plug on a light grey background
Hive Plug
£39

What else works with Google Assistant

Side angle view of Hive Thermostat, sitting in a Hive Thermostat Stand, on a light grey background
Hive Active Heating
Composite image of three Hive B22 Smart Light Bulbs, with dimmable light, on a light grey background
Hive Smart Light Bulb – 3 Pack
Front facing view of Hive B22 Smart Light Bulb, with colour changing light, on a light grey background
Hive Colour Smart Light Bulb
Side angle view of Hive Active Plug on a light grey background
Hive Plug

Frequently Asked Questions

Hive Active Heating

  • OK Google, set the living room to 20 degrees

  • OK Google, turn up the living room

  • OK Google, turn down the living room

  • OK Google, what’s the temperature in the living room?

  • OK Google, what’s the living room set to?

  • OK Google, turn on the hot water

  • OK Google, turn off the hot water

Hive Lights

  • OK Google, turn on the bedroom

  • OK Google, turn off the bedroom

  • OK Google, brighten the bedroom

  • OK Google, dim the bedroom

  • OK Google, change the bedroom to pink

  • OK Google, change the bedroom to warm white

Hive Light groups created in the Hive app can be controlled with Google Assistant.

Hive Plug

  • OK Google, turn on the coffee machine

  • OK Google, turn off the coffee machine

Quick Actions (Scenes)

Quick Actions created in the Hive app can be controlled with Google Assistant.

You’ll find them on the Scenes tab of the Home Control section in the Google Assistant app.

  • OK Google, turn on boost (where your Quick Action is named “boost”)

  • OK Google, activate bedtime (where your Quick Action is named “bedtime”)

  • OK Google, start movie time (where your Quick Action is named “movie time”)

When using the action, you’ll need to specify the name of the device, group or Quick Action (scene) you want to control. You can easily rename these in the Hive app. Using simple names like “Living Room” or “Kitchen” works best with Google Assistant.

Top tip: if you make any changes, remember to ask Google to “sync devices”.


Hive Active Heating

  • OK Google, set the living room to 20 degrees

  • OK Google, turn up the living room

  • OK Google, turn down the living room

  • OK Google, what’s the temperature in the living room?

  • OK Google, what’s the living room set to?

  • OK Google, turn on the hot water

  • OK Google, turn off the hot water

Hive Lights

  • OK Google, turn on the bedroom

  • OK Google, turn off the bedroom

  • OK Google, brighten the bedroom

  • OK Google, dim the bedroom

  • OK Google, change the bedroom to pink

  • OK Google, change the bedroom to warm white

Hive Light groups created in the Hive app can be controlled with Google Assistant.

Hive Plug

  • OK Google, turn on the coffee machine

  • OK Google, turn off the coffee machine

Quick Actions (Scenes)

Quick Actions created in the Hive app can be controlled with Google Assistant.

You’ll find them on the Scenes tab of the Home Control section in the Google Assistant app.

  • OK Google, turn on boost (where your Quick Action is named “boost”)

  • OK Google, activate bedtime (where your Quick Action is named “bedtime”)

  • OK Google, start movie time (where your Quick Action is named “movie time”)

When using the action, you’ll need to specify the name of the device, group or Quick Action (scene) you want to control. You can easily rename these in the Hive app. Using simple names like “Living Room” or “Kitchen” works best with Google Assistant.

Top tip: if you make any changes, remember to ask Google to “sync devices”.


Yes, you can use Google Assistant to change HomeShield modes, and arm or disarm HomeShield as part of your Routines.

> Find out more about setting up Google Assistant for Hive HomeShield


Yes, you can use Google Assistant to change HomeShield modes, and arm or disarm HomeShield as part of your Routines.

> Find out more about setting up Google Assistant for Hive HomeShield


Frequently Asked Questions

Hive Active Heating

  • OK Google, set the living room to 20 degrees

  • OK Google, turn up the living room

  • OK Google, turn down the living room

  • OK Google, what’s the temperature in the living room?

  • OK Google, what’s the living room set to?

  • OK Google, turn on the hot water

  • OK Google, turn off the hot water

Hive Lights

  • OK Google, turn on the bedroom

  • OK Google, turn off the bedroom

  • OK Google, brighten the bedroom

  • OK Google, dim the bedroom

  • OK Google, change the bedroom to pink

  • OK Google, change the bedroom to warm white

Hive Light groups created in the Hive app can be controlled with Google Assistant.

Hive Plug

  • OK Google, turn on the coffee machine

  • OK Google, turn off the coffee machine

Quick Actions (Scenes)

Quick Actions created in the Hive app can be controlled with Google Assistant.

You’ll find them on the Scenes tab of the Home Control section in the Google Assistant app.

  • OK Google, turn on boost (where your Quick Action is named “boost”)

  • OK Google, activate bedtime (where your Quick Action is named “bedtime”)

  • OK Google, start movie time (where your Quick Action is named “movie time”)

When using the action, you’ll need to specify the name of the device, group or Quick Action (scene) you want to control. You can easily rename these in the Hive app. Using simple names like “Living Room” or “Kitchen” works best with Google Assistant.

Top tip: if you make any changes, remember to ask Google to “sync devices”.


Hive Active Heating

  • OK Google, set the living room to 20 degrees

  • OK Google, turn up the living room

  • OK Google, turn down the living room

  • OK Google, what’s the temperature in the living room?

  • OK Google, what’s the living room set to?

  • OK Google, turn on the hot water

  • OK Google, turn off the hot water

Hive Lights

  • OK Google, turn on the bedroom

  • OK Google, turn off the bedroom

  • OK Google, brighten the bedroom

  • OK Google, dim the bedroom

  • OK Google, change the bedroom to pink

  • OK Google, change the bedroom to warm white

Hive Light groups created in the Hive app can be controlled with Google Assistant.

Hive Plug

  • OK Google, turn on the coffee machine

  • OK Google, turn off the coffee machine

Quick Actions (Scenes)

Quick Actions created in the Hive app can be controlled with Google Assistant.

You’ll find them on the Scenes tab of the Home Control section in the Google Assistant app.

  • OK Google, turn on boost (where your Quick Action is named “boost”)

  • OK Google, activate bedtime (where your Quick Action is named “bedtime”)

  • OK Google, start movie time (where your Quick Action is named “movie time”)

When using the action, you’ll need to specify the name of the device, group or Quick Action (scene) you want to control. You can easily rename these in the Hive app. Using simple names like “Living Room” or “Kitchen” works best with Google Assistant.

Top tip: if you make any changes, remember to ask Google to “sync devices”.


Yes, you can use Google Assistant to change HomeShield modes, and arm or disarm HomeShield as part of your Routines.

> Find out more about setting up Google Assistant for Hive HomeShield


Yes, you can use Google Assistant to change HomeShield modes, and arm or disarm HomeShield as part of your Routines.

> Find out more about setting up Google Assistant for Hive HomeShield


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