If you’re already connecting your lightbulbs, speakers, doorbells and more to the internet — perhaps you’ve paid more attention to smart home gadgets now that many of us are spending more time at home — you’ll know the process can be complicated. You might just need one device to address a particular issue, like a smart plug to put a lamp on a schedule. You might already have an Amazon Alexa- or Google Assistant-powered smart speaker, or even Siri and Apple’s HomeKit smart home service. If so, maybe now you’re thinking about how to build on what you already own.We tend to think of the voice assistants as the starting point for building a do-it-yourself smart home. They offer a convenient way for family members or roommates to interact with the various devices without having to manage basic access within each app. Many, but not all, of the products on our list of the best smart home products will work with multiple voice assistants.Before you dive in, keep in mind that Amazon, Google and Apple have each released a new set of smart home speakers this year. Our reviews of Apple’s new HomePod Mini, Google’s Nest Audio and Amazon’s fourth-gen Echo speaker and the fourth-generation Echo Dot… Read full this story
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