Ecobee’s new Switch+ puts Alexa in your light switch

The future of the voice-controlled home isn’t in putting Echo Dots or Google Home Minis all over your house, it’s in integrating voice assistants into the appliances and electronics you already need. That means putting Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Cortana, or whatever comes next into your thermostat, oven, microwave, TV, or even a light switch.

The company that’s at the forefront of this tighter integration with your home is Ecobee, which already has integrated a full Alexa-enabled speaker and voice control system into its flagship thermostat, giving you another voice access point wherever your thermostat is installed. Now Ecobee is branching out into light switches, and its new Switch+ similarly includes a full smart speaker and voice…

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Author: Dan Seifert

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