Add Audio to Your Home Automation Scenes. Control with Alexa and Google Assistant.

Overview
HTD is making a concerted effort to enable our whole-house audio systems to integrate with as many of the most popular home automation platforms as possible. Our own HTD Lync and HTD MC apps still offer the best way to control an HTD system directly from a smart device but there are benefits to also adding control through a home automation platform or hub. Benefits include creating audio-only scenes, adding audio to existing home automation scenes, and being able to launch those scenes with a voice asssistant or a timed or triggered event.
Getting Started: Select from one of the compatible home automation platforms shown below and connect one of its compatible hubs to your WiFi network. For your selected platform, follow our instructions to add the HTD plugin to control your whole-house audio system.
 
Add Control to Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant: Once you have established control over your HTD whole-house audio system with your home automation platform, add the platform’s “skill” (Alexa) or “device” (Google Home) to your Amazon Alexa or Google Home app. This allows you to create scenes within the app for controlling compatible equipment. Those scenes can then be triggered in a number of ways including by voice. Read Alexa Best Practices and Google Home Best Practices for our recommended procedure for creating and naming scenes.
 
Compatible with HTD
Work in Progress
Not Compatible with HTD
Alexa Integration
No Alexa Integration
Google Home Integration
No Google Home Integration
 Compatible with HTD
Recommended for Simple Integration with Limited Features
 Vera 
 
Website: getvera.com. Voice Control: Alexa - YES, Google Home - NO. Recommended Hub: VeraPlus. Capabilities: Scenes, Timed Events, and more. HTD Plugin: Free. Download Instructions.
Recommended for More Complex Integration & Customization
 HomeSeer 
 
Website: homeseer.com. Voice Control: Alexa – YES, Google Home – YES. Scenes, Timed Events, IFTTT, and more. HTD Plugin: $39. Download Instructions.
ISY994i  
Website: universal-devices.com. No monthly fee. Voice Control: Alexa – YES, Google Home – YES. Capabilities: Scenes, Timed Events, IFTTT, and more. HTD Plugin: Works only with the ISY 994 with the network module. Note: This solution has not yet been tested by HTD, but has been confirmed by several ISY 994 users. Click here for instructions.
 Control4  
Website: control4.com. Control4 System/Controller required. Alexa – YES, Google Home – YES. Scenes, Timed Events, IFTTT, and more. HTD Driver: Contact HTD for information. In some cases the driver can be provided for free, but customization may include additional fees.
CasaTunes  
Website: casatunes.com. Hub: Requires CasaTunes CT-2 or better. Alexa – YES, Google Home – Not Yet. Scenes, Timed Events. Driver: Free if you own a CasaTunes CT-2 or better (Lync ONLY).
 Work in Progress
Harmony (Logitech)
Website: logitech.com. Currently working towards integration. Likely available Q2.
Philips Hue
Website: store.meethue.com. Based on the Phillips Hue API integration is likely possible and we will investigate further at a later date.
 SmartThings
 
Website: samsung.com. Voice Control: Alexa – YES, Google Home – YES. Scenes, Timed Events, IFTTT, and more. Instructions will be added for download once available. Smartthings announced in Q4 of 2017 that they are migrating everything to a new platform which they have now removed all dates for and we will not have a working plugin until that migration is complete. You can follow their progression towards integration here.
Wink
Website: wink.com. Currently working towards integration. Likely available Q2.
Homekit, Nest, Fibaro, Abode, Broadlink, and Brilliant
Integration is likely possible and we will investigate at a later date.
Others?
If you are using a home automation platform or hub not listed above, please contact us and we will check into its compatibility with our systems.
 Not Compatible with HTD
Amazon Echo Plus
Website: amazon.com/echoplus. Only capable of controlling zigbee devices. Unless they enable more protocols in the future we will not be able to integrate with this platform.