Google just announced that users will be able to link Google Home to products from TP-Link, LIFX, Wink, Insignia, Logitech Harmony, Geeni, Vivint, First Alert, Rachio, Electrolux Frigidaire, Neato, Anova and August. The news is a great sign that Google is finally opening up the floodgates to Google Assistant which will now be able to control many products in your house. Previously, the products Google Assistant supported was pretty limited and this news brings it’s home automation support on par with Amazon Echo. Google Home now has a clear advantage over it’s competitor and will continue to overtake Alexa.
The details of this announcement are interesting as well because in addition to supporting specific products like TP-Link and LIFX smart light bulbs, Best Buy’s Insignia WiFi smart plug and the August smart door lock, there will also be support for the Wink ecosystem. The Wink ecosystem is baked into many different products from different brands which makes linking Google Assistant to a wide variety of products a possibility. Wink is already built into products from Nest, Phillips, Chamberlain, Schlage, GE, Ring, Dropcam and many more which will make setting up your smart home much easier. The smart home market is about to explode and Google has positioned Google Home as the hub that will link everything together. It’s clear that Home is a superiour product because of it’s smart assistant and now it’s support for almost every home automation product on the market. The Google Home app is also miles ahead of the Echo app and it makes setting everything up a breeze.