Google Home and Link Shades Setup

(sorry for our bad camera work!)
In this article, we are going to give you an introduction on how to control your Link Shades with Google Home.  We are going to use to connect the two devices.  If you are unfamiliar with IFTTT, you can check out our blog post here explaining it.

Here are the steps to get you going.
1) Create an account on if you don't already have one.
2) Go to and connect IFTTT to your Link Shades account.
3) Go to and connect IFTTT to your Google Home Account.
4) Go to
5) Click "If This".

6) Search for Google Assistant and click on the icon.

7) Choose the type of trigger you want, for this we are going to use the term open, so we clicked on the first option.

8) Fill out your desired commands and Google Home Responses and hit "Create Trigger".

9) Click "Then That"

10) Search for Link Shades and click on the icon.

11) Choose the action you would like, for this one we chose "Open Shade"

12) Choose the specific shade you would like to control and hit "Create Action".

13) Review your new command.  If you are happy with it hit "Finish".

    You can now control your Link Shades through Google Home.  Please reach out with any questions or improvements you think we can make.

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