Building a smart home requires a lot of different products, from all sorts of manufacturers. At the center for many, though, is something like an Amazon Echo or a Google Home. Where Amazon’s Echo supports dozens of different products, Google Home is fairly limited. Today, though, Google is adding support for products from two new partners.
Starting today, Google Home is compatible with connected products from Honeywell, including smart thermostats, as well as products from the Belkin Wemo lineup. This adds new smart outlets, light switches, and more.
To add these products to Google Home, simply open the Home app on your Android or iOS device, and tap “+” to add a new device. From there, you’ll be able to add products from Nest, Philips Hue, SmartThings, as well as these recent additions from Wemo and Honeywell. Do keep in mind that the process for adding products will vary just a bit from that point forward.
If you’re looking to kick off your smart home, you should definitely follow our “Building your Smart Home” series here on YourTechExplained, and you can also check out the products below which all work with Google Home.
Connecting your Google Assistant on Google Home to other devices around your house can simplify your day and help you get more done. Last year we announced that Nest, Philips Hue and Samsung SmartThings are all available on Google Home to help you control your lights, thermostats and switches—with more partners coming soon. Today, “more” have arrived—you can now add Belkin Wemo and Honeywell to that list.
With Honeywell and your Google Assistant on Google Home, you can conveniently manage your home’s temperature without leaving the comfort of your covers—just say “Ok Google, turn the temperature up downstairs.” And when you’re headed out the door, Belkin Wemo and your Google Assistant can help you remember if you turned off the lights—just say “Ok Google, did I leave the bedroom lights on?”