Ecobee launches next gen smart thermostat with built-in Alexa in the US

Amazon Alexa Coding Bundle

Amazon Alexa Coding Bundle

At this moment it's possible to pre-order the thermostat and it's conceivable to put in your pre-requests on Amazon, however, you can likewise put in a pre-request by means of ecobee's formal site as well if this is your preferred area to get it.

To make this announcement even more special, ecobee also detailed upcoming Alexa-powered smart light switches. You want to ask Alexa a question, but your Echo is all the way in the kitchen, and you are sitting in the living room. With Amazon Alexa voice service and far-field voice recognition, ecobee4 combines smart thermostat functionality and voice to help customers manage their home's comfort, energy and busy lives. GE is also adding voice compatibility to its C by GE LED light bulbs.

Ecobee4 also continues to work with Apple's HomeKit home automation feature with offers Siri control and automation capabilities.

The device commonly is used for things such as playing music, checking news or searching for quick facts, but Amazon's goal reportedly is for Alexa to be able to conduct an actual 20-minute conversation. Originally pitched as the C by GE lamp (the same branding as GE's low-priced Bluetooth smart bulbs), the fixture is now the C by GE Sol - a solar nod to the lamp's eye-catching circular design.

GE's Amazon Alexa-enabled table lamp, dubbed the C by GE Sol (or just Sol), will set you back $200 when it arrives in September. "In our 10th year as a company, we are still committed to purpose-driven innovation that re-imagines the home - now with the ecobee4 and later this year with the smart light switch". And yes, ecobee4 supports ecobee's room sensors for that housewide comfort. Ecobee announced the product alongside Amazon, in fact, and is working with the company to ensure that Alexa on the thermostat can do everything it can on the Echo.

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