New Home Automation Products and Features – EP 1 – Jan 26, 2018

via IFTTT New Home Automation Products and Features – EP 1 – Jan 26, 2018

I wanted to start a new series here on Automate Your Life that’s all about new and upcoming home automation products. I will also bring you new features that have been unlocked or created for existing products.

In the first episode of this new series, I will describe two new products. The first product is the Apple Homepod. Obviously, this new smart home technology is one of the biggest in 2018 and will rival a number of companies (Google, Amazon, Sonos) in a number of ways. It’s intended to use Siri to answer all of your questions and then use HomeKit to control your Smart Home.

The other product I discuss in this video is the iHome Outdoor Smart Plug. That product is something I’m personally looking forward to, simply because it gives us another option for outdoor smart home plugs.

The two new features I talk about in this video are related to the Google Home. The first new feature is related to audiobooks. Alexa has had this capability for a while, but Google Home can now read the audiobooks that you purchase from the Google Play Store.

Secondly, and this is relatively important, is the ability to voice sync Netflix accounts to your Google Home. This means you’ll start the right shows on the right Netflix profile everytime!

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