TiVo Loves Google Assistant

This project started because I was sick of getting up to grab the remote just to turn on Netflix. Yeah, I know, SUPER lazy.

 

Okay, that’s now how it actually started (kind of). When it was time for my daughter to start cleaning up her toys we would always play a playlist of songs from Google Play Music called “Cleanup”. I want to tell my Google Home that is was time to cleanup and it would then pause the TiVo and start playing the playlist. The only problem with that, is our TiVo listen to our Google Home. So I needed to teach it to do so.

 

It started out with me learning how to communicate with it via a telnet session…okay I won’t get into the nitty-gritty here, but if you want to learn how it’s done and how you can do it too, checkout out the links below!