Voice Control

Google Assistant Gets ‘Help’ Command for ‘Smart Senior Living’

By Julie Jacobson · February 13, 2018 • KNX home automation system with Google Assistant allows seniors and other residents to summon help by voice or automatically through IoT events; caregivers can respond remotely with realKNX system demonstrated at ISE 2018.

Fibaro Expands IoT Partnerships, Adds Alexa, Google, Siri

By Jason Knott · January 26, 2018 • Fibaro launches 'Works with Fibaro' IoT integration program for its Home Center 2 smart home control system for integrators only. Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant and Apple Siri voice control also added

‘Works with Bose’ Enables Whole New Era of Home System Integration

By Advertorial · January 24, 2018 • Works with Bose program partners with top brands like Amazon, Google, Control4, Crestron and more to provide integrators a way to offer streaming services, voice control and more from homeowners' Bose systems.

8 CES 2018 Surprises, From Samsung Bixby to Vivint Streety

By Julie Jacobson · January 12, 2018 • CE Pro's Julie Jacobson has some advice on last-minute CES 2018 things to see and hear in IoT, audio, video, indoor air quality and home automation.

Crestron Dealers Get Google Assistant for Lighting; Full Smart-Home Voice Controls Up Next

By Arlen Schweiger · January 11, 2018 • Crestron systems can now integrate Google Assistant to activate lighting controls, and Crestron is working with Google on the second phase of voice control for complete smart-home systems.

7 Smart Home Trends at CES 2018

By Julie Jacobson · December 19, 2017 • In studying pre-CES IoT activity, we discerned a few new trends in smart-home technology ('the fog') and market forces (wellness) driving home-automation. But some things never change (standards).

Millennials, Amazon Prime Members to Drive CE/Smart-Home Purchases this Holiday

By Julie Jacobson · November 17, 2017 • Parks Associates research indicates video doorbells will be more popular than voice-control products this 2017 holiday, and that millennials and Amazon Prime members will be key purchasers of CE and smart-home devices.

Answering 4 Big Questions about Voice Control

By Jason Knott · November 9, 2017 • How do CE pros make money with voice control like Amazon Echo, Google Assistant and others, which one is best, and is it a service opportunity or service nightmare?

Google Assistant Now Built into Sony Android TVs

By Robert Archer · November 7, 2017 • The global electronics company Sony is adding the voice control Google Assistant feature to a selection of its Android 4K TV models.

Sonos One Review: Sonos Sound Gets Even Better with Alexa Built-In

By Chelsea Cafiero · October 18, 2017 • Sonos One is Play:1 with voice, Amazon Alexa with better sound, and Apple HomePod with a more pervasive voice assistant.

Sonos One with Alexa and Google Assistant, Plus ‘More Open’ API

By Julie Jacobson · October 4, 2017 • New Sonos One speaker becomes home-automation hub with six-mic array and Alexa voice control; Google Assistant comes in 2018. Plus, a more “open” API?

Key Home Automation Takeaways from Amazon Echo Plus & New Alexa Services

By Julie Jacobson · September 29, 2017 • Amazon's new home-automation play includes ZigBee-enabled Echo Plus (not Z-Wave?) and Alexa services such as Routines, enabling macros to be activated by voice control or time and day. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Josh.ai Micro Is Complete Voice-Controlled Home Automation Hub for Every Room

By Julie Jacobson · August 31, 2017 • CEDIA 2017: New voice-controllable Josh Micro features far-field microphones, speakers, sensors, digital dial, touch surfaces, and a complete home-automation processor for every room of the smart house. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

10,000 Control4 Systems Use Amazon Alexa Daily

By Jason Knott · August 7, 2017 • Control4 data supports the notion that Amazon Alexa voice control does not hurt, but supports custom installation of smart home control systems.

CasaTunes Adds Voice Control for Multiroom Audio via Amazon Alexa

By Jordan O'Brien · August 2, 2017 • CasaTunes has announced support for Amazon Echo, Echo Dot and other Alexa devices for its whole-house audio system as well as its DIY musicBox 6 servers.

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