Ecobee Announces Integration with the Google Assistant


For now, the new command will activate all connected speakers that are associated with the Google Assistant account.

Delivering on its promise to come out with an update to allow users to use Google's Home speakers as an intercom system in their homes, Google, on Monday, rolled out an update that will allow users to do just that - use their Home speakers as an intercom system.

Once in the Devices tab, you'll see a list of supported partners with a new entry for ecobee. One can also let the concerned people know if they are on their way by speaking to the Google Assistant on their phones. After one month following the revelation, the feature is finally showing up for all the Google Home users. In order to make this happen, Google is rolling out updates which make will broadcast messages easier.

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Before you can start broadcasting voice messages, you need two or more Google Home devices (any combination of Google Home or Google Home Mini or Google Home Max).

Google Assistant is getting a new feature that will probably make moms and housewives all around the world very happy. For example, if users say, "Ok Google, broadcast it's dinner time" and a dinner bell will ring on all Google Home devices. You can broadcast custom messages, or have the Assistant announce automated "playful messages" and sounds. Or, when you're leaving the office at the end of the day, you can speak to the Google Assistant in your phone to broadcast to speakers at home that you're on the way. The broadcast message is already rolling out in the US, Australia, Canada, and the United Kingdom, so support is only for English for now.

Adding Google Assistant Support to Ecobee doesn't mean that you can ask your Ecobee to search information for you but this can at least help you to maintain your room temperature using your Android phone.