Google Assistant support comes to ecobee smart home products, expanding ecobee's compatibility for smart home control through digital assistants to every voice platform available that can now control connected devices, including Amazon's Alexa Voice Service, and the Apple HomeKit.
The new feature also has some built-in aaster eggs.
Starting Tuesday, people can broadcast their voice from Google Assistant on smartphones or voice-activated speakers like Google Home.
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Toronto-based ecobee has announced their smart thermostats now support Google Assistant, letting users control them with Google's voice assistant.
One can use this feature on any of its AI-powered devices, be it a home appliance or a smartphone. Today ecobee revealed that Google Assistant is rolling out to its current product portfolio, which means that support is launching on a grand total of three thermostats. The basic requirement for the broadcast are two or more Google Home or Home minis on the same WiFi network.
Everyday messages can also be broadcast, such as time for breakfast/lunch/dinner, time to leave, and the like, which will be accompanied by a sound. All you have to do is say, "Ok Google, broadcast _" and the job will be done. After that, it'll play on every other speaker that's linked to the same Google account.
No need to shout any more to gather your family around for dinner or movie because now, Google is making to easier to broadcast messages around the house. Just say "Ok Google, broadcast it's dinner time" and a dinner bell will ring on all your Google Homes. The iPhone X, Apple's most recent flagship, includes Face ID, a feature that is expected to be incorporated into all of the company's 2018 iPhones.