gBridge as a MQTT client for cloud broker


#1

Hi all,

I’m now trying to setup gBridge with Openhab and have following question. I use a cloud MQTT Broker (currently CloudMQTT) for remote control of my installation and wonder if qBridge could serve as an MQTT client, connecting to this broker and posting messages from Google Home
Is this possible?

Thanks


#2

Hi,

no, that is not yet supported. Connecting as a client seems to be a highly heterogenous task.
But watch out, maybe there’ll be gBridge hardware devices soon :wink:

However, for your current problem: CloudMQTT does support bridging as well https://www.cloudmqtt.com/docs-bridge.html


#3

Oh well, I see the problem there: You can’t use any bridges with their free plan.

The best thing there would be setting up a local bridge in your network, if you’ve got a spare Raspberry Pi or NAS