I have three identical ceiling fans connected through a Bond Bridge that I got months and months ago.
I’ve always been able to change fan speed by voice, within the Google Home application and on various Nest Hubs. However, this stopped working all of a sudden recently, maybe around a couple weeks ago.
Now I can only turn the fan on and off. The speed controls have disappeared from the Google Home application and the Nest Hubs. The voice commands also no longer work, for example 'change fan speed to 2"
The fans are connected to Google using the SmartThings connector but if I remove them and add them directly with the Bond Home connector, the problem remains.
The speed controls are available and work fine from within the Bond Home app and the SmartThings app.
I suspect it’s because the Device Type in Google is shown as a “Fan (Switch)” but I’m not certain. I’ve tried changing it to something else like “Outlet” or “Air Conditioner” and back to Fan but it doesn’t change anything.
I also have access to Alexa and the situation is similar there. If connecting the fans with the SmartThings skill, there is no speed control available. But as opposed to Google, if connecting directly with the Bond Home skill here the speed controls work as expected.
Note that with Alexa when speed controls work (using Bond skill) the device type is “Fan”. When it doesn’t work (with SmartThings skills), the device type is “Switch” and can only be changed to “Light”.
Something must have changed recently to break the device types.
Any ideas what happened to cause this problem or anything else I can try to bring back the speed controls?
Running Bond Bridge firmware 2.17.4-1 on a ZZ model (also tried BETA firmware, no change) and Bond Home v.2.32 on Android 11.