Who do voice assistants by Google and Amazon help make an arrangement with?
Popular Science has prepared a list of the most useful gadgets for smart house. It picked voice assistants supported by the most popular systems - Google Home and Amazon Echo. Meet some devices included in the list.
Making an arrangement with TV
Give a voice command to Google Chromecast to order a series, video or music by their names – you will immediately receive what you desire. The device works with Google Play Music, Spotify, Netflix, and YouTube. The only thing you have to do is installation of Google Home. The gadget costs $35–$70 (4K is available).
An Amazon Fire TV remote works without extra software since Alexa is already in-built. However, synchronization of Amazon Echo with Fire TV widens the functionality. Its price is $70.
Making an arrangement with lighting
The assortment of bulbs Philips Hue is pretty wide. These smart devices synchronize with Google voice assistant as well as Amazon speaker. As soon as you order the lighting to switch on or off, it happens.
You can also control the smart bulbs with a specially designed app and set time for automatic switch on and off. The price of models varies from $15.
Making an arrangement with security
Locks August Home are programmed to allow somebody temporary access to home. With the system, you will remotely track all the actions with your lock. If you synchronize August Smart Lock with Google Home or Amazon Echo, there is a possibility to give voice commands to the security system.
The price starts at $170.