It’s the first major update to Google’s smart speaker since its release last year. Back then, the Home worked with four platforms: Nest, Philips Hue, SmartThings and IFTTT. As a result, the Home was well behind its chief competitor- Amazon Echo, when it came to controlling the smart home.
Google Home and Google Assistant can now integrate with August Home, Wink, LIFX, TP-Link, Rachio and Vivint.
Here’s what some of them will let you do:
- August will let you lock its smart lock and check whether it’s locked or not (but not unlock it by voice)
- Wink will let you control lights and thermostats connected to a Wink Hub
- LIFX will let you control the color and brightness of its lights
- TP-Link will let you control its smart lights, outlets, and switches
- Rachio will let you control its sprinkler system by voice
- Vivint will let you control products connected to its system by voice
Even with these latest additions, Google is still lacking behind its competitors, and got a lot of catching up to do.