Best Smart Plugs That Work With Google Home

Best Smart Plugs That Work With Google Home

Do you know what smart plugs work with Google Home? In this post we cover the best smart plugs to use with Google Home. We cover what Google Home is, what it can do and how you connect your smart plugs and smart devices to Google Home.

There is a wide variety of smart plugs that work with Google Home but they all work in slightly different ways. A smart plug allows you to control devices you would normally plug into a wall with a smart wifi device that can turn on or off the device remotely. People commonly use smart plugs to control lamps, fans and even coffee makers.

When your smart plug is connected to Google Home it will allow you to control the smart plug with smart voice commands like “Ok Google, turn on the bedside lamps” or “Ok Google, turn on the family room lights”

Adding smart home Google Home voice control to your home is a true luxury and it’s easy to add smart plug control by just plugging in the smart plug setting it up and then connecting it to Google Home. It sounds too easy to be true but it’s not. We teach you everything you need to know about smart plugs and how they can be used in your home for smart lighting control, fan or coffeemaker control with Google Home.

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Best Smart Plugs That Work With HomeKit

Best Smart Plugs That Work With HomeKit

We cover the best smart plugs that work with Apple Home Kit. If you are looking a smart wifi plugs that works with HomeKit you have come to the right place.

There is a wide variety of smart plugs that work with HomeKit but they all work in slightly different ways. A smart plug allows you to control devices you would normally plug into a wall with a smart wifi device that can turn on or off the device remotely. People commonly use smart plugs to control lamps, fans and even coffee makers.

When your smart plug is connected to HomeKit it will allow you to control the smart plug with smart voice commands like “Siri, turn on the bedside lamps” or “Siri, turn on the family room lights”

Adding smart home voice control to your home is a true luxury and it’s easy to add smart plug control by just plugging in the smart plug setting it up and then connecting it to HomeKit. It sounds too easy to be true but it’s not. We teach you everything you need to know about smart plugs and how they can be used in your home for smart lighting control, fan or coffeemaker control with HomeKit.

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Does Echo Spot Work With Ring Doorbell?

Does Echo Spot Work With Ring Doorbell?

Does Echo Spot work with the Ring Doorbell? Yes, and we teach you how to connect your Echo Spot to your Ring Doorbell so you can view the live streaming video from your Ring Doorbell on your Echo Spot.

Adding the Echo spot to a Ring Doorbell will increase the functionality of the Ring Doorbell and also allow you to use the Echo Spot as a remote chime for the Ring Doorbell.

The Echo Spot is a touch screen enabled voice assistant that allows to to stream the live video stream from your Ring Doorbell and Ring Cameras but also has a full suite of smart home voice command features.

To connect your Echo Spot to the Ring Doorbell you need to add the “Ring” Skill on the Alexa skills store to your Alexa account which will then enable live streaming of Ring Video on your Echo Spot.

The Echo Spot is a great addition to any smart home because of it’s small form factor, it’s full feature list and easy to use interface. Beyond viewing live streaming video on your Echo Spot you can also control other smart home devices with voice commands, play streaming music and check the weather all with voice commands, enabling touch free control of your home.

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Ring Panic Button Review

Ring Panic Button Review

We review the Ring Alarm Panic Button and how it can work to help you protect your home in the event of an emergency. The Ring Alarm Panic button works with the Ring Alarm System to allow you to instantly tigger your Ring Alarm system in the event of an emergency.

It’s a great way to quickly activate your alarm and deter potential intruders. When you have the Ring Panic button connected to the Ring Alarm System and you are subscribed to active monitoring it will automatically dispatch the Alarm monitoring center if the Ring Alarm panic button is pressed, so you know that help is on the way in the event of an emergency.

The Ring Panic button is a great addition to the lineup of sensors and features for the Ring Security System and adds to the already impressive functionality of the Ring Security System.

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Does Nest Work With HomeKit?

Does Nest Work With HomeKit?

Does Nest work with HomeKit? Yes and no. We explain how Nest works with your iPhone and what you can do do get Nest to work with HomeKit.

You don’t need HomeKit in order to to use your Nest on your iPhone. The main functionality that HomeKit add’s to smart devices is the ability to use Siri voice commands to control your smart devices like the Nest. But since the Nest is not a HomeKit certified device the Siri voice commands are disabled.

However you can still use your Nest with voice commands using Alexa or Google Home Assistant. There is also an iOS app that integrates with Siri and Nest to allow you voice control of Nest through Siri and will also allow you to control your Nest with voice through your Apple Watch.

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List Of Chimes That Work With Ring Doorbell

List Of Chimes That Work With Ring Doorbell

We provide you with a list of doorbell chimes that work with Ring. The Ring Smart

Doorbell works with several different types of doorbell chimes including mechanical chimes, wireless chimes, Alexa and electronic chimes.

We give you a clickable list of doorbells that work with the Ring Doorbell so you can find the right doorbell chime and style that will work in your home with your Ring Doorbell.

We highly recommend using a mechanical chime, wifi chime or Alexa as a chime with your Ring Doorbell as we have found these to be the most reliable chime options for the Ring doorbell.

Using the Ring Wifi Chime or Alexa as a chime allows you to add doorbell chime compatibility without any additional installation or wiring. Just plug in the Ring Chime or Alexa and set it up through the Ring app to begin using it as a doorbell chime.

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Best Smart Lock For Airbnb

Best Smart Lock For Airbnb

We cover the best smart lock for Airbnb and how it will make managing your Airbnb even easier. You might already have a smart lock installed on your airbnb or maybe you are considering getting a new smart lock for your Airbnb.

There are plenty of smart lock options for your airbnb but there are only a few that will actually automate the process of assigning smart lock codes directly from Airbnb to your guests. Don’t make the mistake of getting a subpar smart lock for your Airbnb, get the best smart lock that will make managing your airbnb easy and provide easy reliable access for your guests.

I installed my first smart lock on our Airbnb about 5 years ago and it worked ok, but smart lock technology has significantly improved since then and there are smart locks that will directly integrate with HomeAway and Airbnb to allow full smart lock integration with Airbnb.

Here’s our list of the best smart locks for Airbnb

  1. Yale Security Assure SL Connected August Touchscreen Smart Lock

  2. Yale Security Assure SL Connected August Keyed Lock With Touchscreen

  3. Yale x Nest Smart Lock

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What TV's Work With Google Home?

What TV's Work With Google Home?

What TV’s Work With Google Home? We cover all of the best TV’s that work with Google Home and what you can do if your TV doesn’t have Google Home compatibility built in.

Sony and LG are the leaders for TV’s that have built in Google Home and Google Assistant compatibility . To control your smart Sony or LG TV with Google Home and your voice all you need is a compatible Google Home device like the Google Home Mini.

Once your Google Home device is connected to your smart TV that works with Google Home you can control it with voice commands to turn up or down the volume, turn on or off the TV and request your favorite show.

If you want to upgrade your existing TV to work with Google Home, you can get a Google Chromecast Device that will work with TV’s that have an HDMI port and allow you to control your TV with your voice. The Google Chromecast Ultra has 4K resolution and will also allow you to access Hulu, Netflix and other streaming services.

Overall the Sony & LG TV’s work with Google Home and provide a great value to future proof your TV with Google Home built in. Hisense and TCL also make TV’s that work with Google Home built in and provide a good value for TV’s under 65” these newer smart TV companies don’t have the long history of Sony and LG but have proven to be reliable in their short tenure.

If you want a larger TV 65” + that works with Google Home you should stick with the Sony and LG as both of these brands make massive TV’s some of which are even bigger than 80”

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Best Google Home Smart Locks

Best Google Home Smart Locks

We cover the best smart locks that work with Google Home to enable voice control of your smart lock. using google home.

  1. Yale x Nest Smart Lock - This smart lock works with Google Home to enable remote control with your voice. Nest is a division of Google which means the integration between the Nest Smart lock and Google Home are seamless. This is smart lock is easy to use and allows you to check the status of the lock and remotely lock it with your voice. What is great about this lock is that it offers maximum control flexibility with a keypad, phone app control, or voice control.

  2. Yale August Smart Lock - This Google Home enable smart lock combines all the features of well known smart features of August locks with the reliability of a Yale lock. The Yale August smart lock has a touch screen, remote control and scheduling and works with Google Home, Alexa and Siri voice assistants. It is a versitile smart lock that will preform a wide variety of smart functions when connected to Google Home.

  3. August Lock Pro - These smart locks have been around a long time and have proven to be a great lock that allows you to re-use your existing door hardware without needing to completely install a new lock. The August smart lock bolts on to the back of your existing door hardware making it the perfect smart lock for renters of condos. You can stealthy install this smart lock and your neighbors will never even know you have a smart lock on your door.

If you are in the market for a smart lock that works with Google Home these are the best google home smart locks. I’ve had a smart lock installed on my home for years and it has made my life easier by no longer needing to take keys with me on short errands, walks with my dog or when I go for a run.

Smart locks that work with Google Home will allow you to control you’re smart lock from your phone but they will also allow you to control your smart lock using Google Home and Google assistant voice commands to lock your door by saying “Ok, Google lock my door.”

A Google Home smart lock is a great way to upgrade your front door to allow full remote access, manage user codes and track the history of who has entered your house.

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Best HomeKit Smart Locks

Best HomeKit Smart Locks

We cover the best HomeKit compatible smart locks and how they can be used in your smart home.

If you are in the market for a smart lock that works with HomeKit there are several options that will provide the best user experience, easy installation and great compatibility with Siri and HomeKit. I’ve had a smart lock installed on my home for years and it has made my life easier by no longer needing to take keys with me on short errands, walks with my dog or when I go for a run.

Smart locks that work with HomeKit will allow you to control you’re smart lock from your phone but they will also allow you to control your smart lock using homeKit and Siri voice commands to lock or unlock your door by saying “Siri, lock my door”

A HomeKit enabled smart lock is a great way to upgrade your front door to allow full remote access, manage user codes and track the history of who has entered your house.

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Best HomeKit Thermostats

Best HomeKit Thermostats

We review the best home kit thermostat for your smart home. Adding a smart thermostat that is compatible with HomeKit will allow you to use your Siri on your phone to control your HomeKit compatible thermostat with your voice.

You can say things like “Siri set the heat to 70 degrees” to control your thermostat without the need to touch your thermostat.

There is a large number of smart thermostats that work with HomeKit but there are a few that provide exceptional features, simplicity and great design. We cover the best HomeKit smart thermostats as well as provide the full list of smart thermostats that are compatible with HomeKit and Siri.

In our review we found the Ecobee and Sensi Thermostats to be the best HomekIt thermostats, also followed by Mysa smart thermostats which provides great HomeKit control for high voltage electric baseboard heating systems.

If you are looking for a smart home thermostat that is compatible with HomeKit our guide should help you make the right decision on the best HomeKit Thermostat for you.

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Nest Lock Won't Fit, Nest Lock Won't Work, How To Fix and Install Your Nest x Yale Lock

Nest Lock Won't Fit, Nest Lock Won't Work, How To Fix and Install Your Nest x Yale Lock

We teach you how to install a Nest x Yale smart lock that won’t fit. We cover the most common issues people run into when trying to install a Nest x Yale smart lock and solutions on how to get your Nest smart lock to work.

Installing a Nest lock is a great way to add security and connivence to your home but many people run into issues when installing their nest lock. Sometimes the existing deadbolt hole is too small for the nest lock, but we cover an easy way to enlarge the hole with two tools.

Other people run into issues when they attempt to close the door and the Nest x Yale lock wont latch. But don’t worry that’s an easy fix also. We teach you how to get your Nest x Yale smart lock latching smoothly every time.

We empower you with the tools and supplies you need to get your Nest smart lock installed the right way and how to troubleshoot your Nest smart lock installation.

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Best Smart Light Bulbs That Work With Apple HomeKit

Best Smart Light Bulbs That Work With Apple HomeKit

We cover the best smart light bulbs that work with Apple Home Kit. If you are looking a smart wifi light bulb that works with HomeKit you have come to the right place.

There is a wide variety of smart light bulbs that work with HomeKit but they all work in slightly different ways. A smart light bulb allows you to control your light bulb from your phone using a smart phone app. Once you have the smart light bulb connected to the app if it is HomeKit compatible it will allow you to use your voice and Siri commands to control the smart light bulb.

When your smart light bulb is connected to HomeKit it will allow you to control the smart light bulb with smart voice commands like “Siri, turn on the living room lights” or “Siri, turn on the living room lights.”

Adding smart home lighting control to your home is a true luxury and it’s easy to add smart lighting control with HomeKit by unscrewing a light bulb, and screwing in a new HomeKit compatible smart light bulb. It sounds too easy to be true but it’s not. We teach you everything you need to know about smart light bulbs and how they can be used in your home for smart lighting control with HomeKit.

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10 Best Smart Light Bulbs That Work With Google Home

10 Best Smart Light Bulbs That Work With Google Home

We cover the 10 best smart light bulbs that work with Google Home If you are looking a smart wifi light bulb that works with Google Home you have come to the right place.

There is a wide variety of smart light bulbs that work with Google Home but they all work in slightly different ways. A smart light bulb allows you to control your light bulb from your phone using a smart phone app. Once you have the smart light bulb connected to the app if it is Google Home compatible it will allow you to use your voice to control the light bulb once connected to Google Home.

When your smart light bulb is connected to Google Home it will allow you to control the smart light bulb with smart voice commands like “Ok Google, turn on the living room lights” or “Ok Google, turn on the living room lights.”

Adding smart home lighting control to your home is a true luxury and it’s easy to add smart lighting control with Google Home by unscrewing a light bulb, and screwing in a new Google Home compatible smart light bulb. It sounds too easy to be true but it’s not. We teach you everything you need to know about smart light bulbs and how they can be used in your home for smart lighting control with Google Home.

Google Home is Google’s smart voice assistant speaker that offers voice control of your smart home devices. It also has native integrations with Nest devices like the Nest Thermostat, Nest Smart Lock and Nest Doorbell. With Google Home you can control your smart lighting, play streaming music or even ask it questions just like you were searching Google. Google Home adds more smart home control features every day to help you control your smart home with voice.

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10 Best Smart Light Bulbs That Work With Alexa

10 Best Smart Light Bulbs That Work With Alexa

We cover the 10 best smart light bulbs that work with Alexa. If you are looking a smart wifi light bulb that works with Alexa you have come to the right place.

There is a wide variety of smart light bulbs that work with Alexa but they all work in slightly different ways. A smart light bulb allows you to control your light bulb from your phone using a smart phone app. Once you have the smart light bulb connected to the app if it is Alexa compatible it will allow you to use your voice to control the light bulb once connected to Alexa.

When your smart light bulb is connected to Alexa it will allow you to control the smart light bulb with smart voice commands like “Alexa, turn on the living room lights” or “Alexa, turn off the lights.

Adding smart home lighting control to your home is a true luxury and it’s easy to add smart lighting control with Alexa by just unscrewing a light bulb, and screwing in a new Alexa compatible smart light bulb. It sounds to easy to be true but it’s not. We teach you everything you need to know about smart light bulbs and how they can be used in your home for smart lighting control with Alexa.

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Best 4 Way Smart Light Switches

Best 4 Way Smart Light Switches

We cover the best 4 way smart light switches to use for your home. With a smart 4 way light switch you can turn on an off your lights with your phone using a smart wifi app.

The top 4 way smart light switches we recommend also can be used to with Amazon Alexa and Google Home for full voice control of your 3 or 4 way smart switches. Upgrading your lighting to voice control is one of the most luxurious and useful upgrades you can make to your smart home.

In this post we cover smart light switches switches that require a neutral and smart light switches that don’t require a neutral for older homes that don’t have a neutral in the wiring. This post covers both smart on/off light switches and the best 4 way dimmer smart light switches.

If you are looking for a resource to help you make the decision on the best 4 way light switch for your home you’ve come to the right place. We also have an example wiring diagram for 4 way light switches and describe the best 4 way light switches for different wiring configurations.

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Ring Doorbell Chime - What Doorbell Chimes Work With Ring Doorbell Pro?

Ring Doorbell Chime - What Doorbell Chimes Work With Ring Doorbell Pro?

We cover what doorbell chimes you can use with the Ring Doorbell Pro as a compatible doorbell chime. We cover both mechanical and electronic chimes that will work with the Ring Pro.

Setting up a new Ring Doorbell chime is easy if you use a compatible chime. We have found that mechanical chimes are more reliable with the Ring Pro doorbell and will work with a wider range of voltages.

You can use electronic chimes as a Ring Pro chime but you will need to make sure that you are using one of the compatible doorbell chime and you are providing enough power from your doorbell transformer to ensure proper operation of your electronic chime for the Ring Doorbell Pro.

The Ring Doorbell Pro will also work with Alexa as a remote wireless chime. Ring also makes two versions of a plug in remote wireless chime that will work with the Ring Pro Doorbell without any wiring required. You just install the Ring Doorbell, plug in the Ring Wireless Doorbell Chime and set it up through the app.

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Best Smart Light Switches That Work With Apple HomeKit

Best Smart Light Switches That Work With Apple HomeKit

We cover the best smart light switches that work with Homekit for your home. With a HomeKit compatible smart light switch you can turn on an off your lights with your phone using Siri voice control on your iPhone, Alexa or by pressing a button in the HomeKit App to turn on or off your lights.

With smart light switches that work with HomeKit you can control your smart lighting in your home or when you are away on vacation to make it appear the lights are on. You can also set schedules to automatically turn off and on smart lighting to save energy or turn lights on at dusk to light and protect your home.

Upgrading your lighting to smart lighting with HomeKit voice control is one of the most luxurious and useful upgrades you can make to your smart home. I’ve lived in a smart home with smart lighting for over 5 years and love using my voice to turn on and off my lighting when I walk through a room.

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Does Echo Spot Work With Nest Hello?

Does Echo Spot Work With Nest Hello?

Does Echo Spot work with the Nest Hello Doorbell? Yes, and we teach you how to connect your Echo Spot to your Nest Hello to get the maximum functionality out of your Nest Hello doorbell.

The Echo Spot is a touch screen enabled voice assistant that allows to to stream the live video stream from your Nest Hello doorbell.

In order to use your Nest Hello with Echo Show you need to download the Nest Alexa Camera Skill which once enabled allows you to view your Nest Hello remotely on your Echo Spot by saying “Alexa, show me the front door.”

Connecting your Echo Spot to your Nest Hello will increase the functionality of both the Echo Spot and Nest Hello and allow you to view live doorbell feeds even if you don’t have your phone close by.

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Best 3 Way Smart Light Switches

Best 3 Way Smart Light Switches

We cover the best 3 way smart light switches to use for your home. With a smart 3 way light switches you can turn on an off your lights with your phone using a smart wifi app.

The top two 3 way smart light switches we recommend also can be used to with Amazon Alexa and Google Home for full voice control of your 3 way smart switches. Upgrading your lighting to voice control is one of the most luxurious and useful upgrades you can make to your smart home.

In this post we cover smart light switches switches that require a neutral and smart light switches that don’t require a neutral for older homes that don’t have a neutral in the wiring. This post covers smart on off light switches but we also have a post that covers the best 3 way dimmer smart light switches.

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