Smart thermostat manufacturer ecobee has today announced that owners of its systems can now benefit from integration with the Google Assistant personal helper. The latest integration and to the ever growing support offered by the ecobee smart thermostat which includes support for Apple HomeKit, Amazon Alexa, Samsung SmartThings, Wink and IFTTT. Google Assistant users can now say “Ok Google, make my home warmer,” among other commands, to activate their ecobee3 lite, ecobee3 and ecobee4 smart thermostats. Stuart Lombard, ecobee president and CEO explains :
It’s our priority to partner with best-in-class smart home platforms to offer ecobee customers the greatest freedom and flexibility on the market. The Google Assistant is no exception. The addition of the Google Assistant – and with it, devices like Google Home – reflects our commitment to customer-led innovation and our expectation for continued growth of the voice-enabled smart home.
Mark Spates, Google Product Manager added :
We’re excited to work with ecobee to offer Google Assistant users even more choice in managing and controlling their home environments. Today’s announcement continues our commitment to offer Google Assistant users some of the most innovative smart home technology on the market. The Google Assistant already works with more than 1,000 smart devices from 150-plus popular brands, and we can’t wait to add another great option.”
For more information jump over to the official ecobee website by following the link below.
– ecobee4 is available for $249 in the U.S. online and in-stores at Home Depot, Lowes, Best Buy, Amazon and ecobee.com. It’s available in Canada for $329 and can be purchased at Home Depot, Lowes and Amazon. The device comes with a wireless room sensor and supports up to 32 sensors. It is compatible with Amazon Alexa, Apple HomeKit, the Google Assistant, Samsung SmartThings, Wink and IFTTT.
– ecobee3 lite is available for $169 in the U.S. at Home Depot stores and online at Amazon.com, HomeDepot.com, BestBuy.com and ecobee.com. It’s available in Canada for $219 and can be purchased at online and in-stores at Home Depot, Best Buy, Amazon and ecobee.com. The device also supports up to 32 room sensors and is compatible with Amazon Alexa, Apple HomeKit, the Google Assistant, Samsung SmartThings, Wink and IFTTT.