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Learn About Voice Assistants

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A Smart Home Starts with Voice

Voice assistants like Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa can now be a centerpiece of your smart home. Control smart lighting and room temperature, stream music and more with just the sound of your voice.

Google assistant

"Dim the living room lights."

Easily turn your smart lighting on and off, dim and change the color of compatible smart light bulbs.

Amazon Echo Show

"Set the thermostat to 72."

Control your home temperature using your voice and a compatible smart thermostat.

Amazon Echo Dot

"Play rock songs from 1994."

Request and control streaming music and video, and which speakers you want to listen to.

Voice Assistants Work Great on Their Own

If you haven't built a smart home yet, voice assistants offer many other ways to make daily life easier. Get weather and traffic reports, go shopping, set timers, listen to your lists, make hands-free phone calls and much more.

"OK Google, what's the news?"

Google Assistant

"Here's the latest news..."

"Alexa, start timer for 5 minutes"

Amazon Alexa

"5 minutes starting now"

Voice Assistants Work with Many Smart Products

There's a rapidly growing list of smart home products that can be controlled by voice, including Hue Smart Lighting, Nest Learning Thermostat, Ring Video Doorbell and many more.

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Control Your Smart Home with Your Voice

Smart light

Control Your Smart Lighting

You're watching a movie from the couch and ask for the lights to be dimmed. Later in the evening, you start playing music and ask for the lights to turn blue. It's all possible with your voice and smart lighting.

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Sony speaker

Shop Our Full Assortment of Voice Assistants

Explore our complete selection, including products from Sony, Insignia, JBL, Harman Kardon and more.

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Smart thermostat

Control Your Smart Thermostat

You've just crawled into bed for the night and the room feels too warm. You ask for the temperature to be lowered by a few degrees, and then drift off to sleep.

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Security system in entryway

Control Your Smart Security

You're getting ready for bed and ask for the doors to be locked and the alarm system to be turned on. With the convenience of voice control, you can fall asleep knowing that your home is secured for the night.

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Ring Video Doorbell

View Your Front Door and Security Cameras

Your doorbell rings, so you ask your Amazon Echo Show to take a look through your Ring Video Doorbell. There's no one there, so you ask for a look through your outdoor Arlo security cameras, and see some kids running away.

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TV and speaker

Control Your Entertainment

You love listening to music and having the freedom to ask for a specific artist, song, genre, mood, podcast or radio station. With Chromecast plugged into your TV, you also love asking your Google Assistant to stream shows and videos on your TV.

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