Ecobee Adds Google Assistant Support to Smart Thermostats

Google is finally giving you a good reason to buy more than one Google Home speaker

It is important that all your Google Assistant devices are linked to the same Google Account for broadcasting to work. Separately, the company could also be bringing Assistant support to tablets as per the latest beta version of the Google app, which has been expected as it aims to expand Assistant's reach. With this cool feature one can use Google home on your phone to broadcast message to other Google assistants at home. You will also be able to use Google Assistant on your phone to broadcast messages.

Earlier this month, Google rolled out an update for Assistant that now allows it to identify songs playing around you. The message will then be broadcast to all Google Assistant-enabled speakers associated with the user.

The feature which will be rolled out to the US, Australia, Canada, and the United Kingdom initially, will work from anywhere with a cell connection, The Verge reported. Just say, "Ok Google, Broadcast/shout/tell everyone/announce message ". You can even do this from outside the house; you don't need to be at home to make your voice heard throughout the house.

On awakening the Google Assistant, you can ask it to send custom messages or pick one from the automated messages available in the software.

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"When you need to round up the family in the morning, just say 'OK Google, broadcast it's time for school!' and your message will broadcast to all Assistant enabled speakers in your home", Alex Duong, Google Home's product manager, explained in the blog post.

Ecobee thermostats are not just the one to add Google Assistant support, Honeywell has already added this to many of its thermostats in August of a year ago.

Adding Google Assistant Support to Ecobee doesn't mean that you can ask your Ecobee to search information for you but this can at least help you to maintain your room temperature using your Android phone.

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