page on your smartphone to connect to TELUS Home Assistant. Go to your camera app and position your phone so that the QR code appears on your screen. The camera app should automatically recognize the QR code
You will be directed to the My TELUS login page. Log in using your My TELUS username and password, and select
. Don't have a My TELUS account? You can register for one on the
to identify the device name of your Optik TV digital box
Use the code on Channel 9097 to identify the Optik TV box on the Google Home app, and give your Optik TV box a nickname (i.e. "Living Room TV", "Bedroom TV", etc.)
: Keep your Optik TV box nickname short and simple. This is how you will tell Google which digital box to command. For example, nickname one box "Living room TV" and another "Bedroom TV" and say, "Google, search for Stranger Things on Living room TV."
Commands for your Optik TV
Try the following voice commands
Change channel by name or number
"Hey Google, tune to CNN on ‹device nickname›"
"Hey Google, change to channel 101 on ‹device nickname›"
Search by title or actor
"Hey Google, show me Game of Thrones on ‹device nickname›"
"Hey Google, show me Tom Cruise on ‹device nickname›"
Open apps, guide and recordings
"Hey Google, open Netflix on ‹device nickname›"
"Hey Google, launch Youtube on ‹device nickname›"
"Hey Google, open Guide on ‹device nickname›"
"Hey Google, launch PVR storage on ‹device nickname›"
"Hey Google, go to recordings on ‹device nickname›"
: Once you launch an App, you must use your remote to navigate.
Play, pause, stop, rewind & fast-forward by duration
"Hey Google, pause ‹device nickname›"
"Hey Google, rewind by 10 minutes on ‹device nickname›"
"Hey Google, fast-forward by 60 seconds on ‹device nickname›"
"Hey Google, launch recommendations on ‹device nickname›"
"Hey Google, go to what to watch on ‹device nickname›"
"Hey Google, launch on now on ‹device nickname›"
"Hey Google, mute ‹device nickname›"
"Hey Google, unmute ‹device nickname›"
"Hey Google, increase volume by 3 points on ‹device nickname›"
"Hey Google, decrease volume by 5 on ‹device nickname›"
Did you know?
You can ask Google about your TELUS Mobility and Home Solutions accounts by enabling the TELUS Action. For example, ask Google about your bill. Visit the
Additional known issues for the Google Assistant app
Known issue with linking
: Error message while linking TELUS Home Assistant in the Google Assistant application.
We are working with Google to troubleshoot some intermittent linking issues we see on Android devices with Google Assistant. In the meantime, please try the following fixes for the issue:
Check back on settings screen to see if pairing was successful
Retry linking a few more times as subsequent attempt should be successful
Submit a feedback to Google to record the linking or setup the issue for investigation. To do so:
Open the Google Assistant app
Select the vertical three dot icon found in the top right-hand corner
Select feedback from the pop-up list found at the bottom of the screen and follow the on-screen prompts to send the feedback to Google for future improvements
"Turn off the volume" is not working. Please try again using the phrase: “Hey Google, mute on ‹device nickname›”. Google responds twice to every command. This should not affect the performance of the command appearing on screen and will be resolved in a future release
"Tune to previous channel" command does not work. We will be correcting this in an upcoming release
While we improve this feature, please use the channel tune function: "Hey Google, tune to channel 101 on ‹device nickname›" or "Hey Google, tune to CTV on ‹device nickname›”. Google Assistant says “recording” while the screen may say “this program cannot be recorded” when you attempt to record on an unsubscribed channel or On Demand content. We are working to align the verbal message from Google and the on screen message.
that you cannot record On Demand content
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