Using Homekit With Nest: Are They Compatible?

Using Homekit With Nest: Are They Compatible?

Is Apple HomeKit compatible with Nest? Can I use my iOS device to control my Nest smart thermostat? What about my other nest devices? These are all good questions, so we’re going to cover all that and everything in between. Does Apple HomeKit work with Nest smart devices? If the question is whether Nest smart…

The Top 20 Smart Home Blogs For 2024

The Top 20 Smart Home Blogs For 2024

We aspire to be the top smart home blog online, but we certainly can’t cover everything. There are some great resources out there that you guys should be aware of if you’re into smart home automation. Smart home and home automation have been the major buzzwords in recent years, and suddenly everybody is seemingly talking…

Alexa On Windows 10: Everything You Need To Know

Alexa On Windows 10: Everything You Need To Know

Using Alexa On Windows 10 has become much more useful since Amazon’s hands-free update. Now, your PC is fully integrated into your smart home. Windows users are at least somewhat familiar with Cortana, Microsoft’s built-in voice assistant, but it’s kind of obsolete when up against Amazon’s Alexa. Most PC users seldom take advantage of its…

Alexa Baby Monitor – 8 Easy Ways To Monitor Your Munchkin

Alexa Baby Monitor – 8 Easy Ways To Monitor Your Munchkin

We’re setting up smart lights in our living rooms, smart locks on the doors, and the Echo Show is giving us recipes in the kitchen, so why wouldn’t we have an Alexa-enabled baby monitor? There are a lot of novelty items when it comes to smart home products, but smart video baby monitors have become…

Can You Use Google Home Without Internet or WiFi?

Can You Use Google Home Without Internet or WiFi?

In order to clearly answer the question of whether you can use Google Home without WiFi or Internet, we need to make sure that a couple of basics are clearly outlined first. You should understand the difference between Google Assistant and Google Home and know that we won’t be using “WiFi” and “Internet” as synonymous…

Can Google Home Connect To A TV Without Chromecast?

Can Google Home Connect To A TV Without Chromecast?

Having Google Home connected to your TV is going to come in handy at some point I assure you.  Whether you’re too lazy to walk over from across the room to grab the remote, you’re showing off for your friends or the remote is buried in the couch, there will come a time.  You actually…

Do Smart Lights Use Electricity When They’re Turned Off?

Do Smart Lights Use Electricity When They’re Turned Off?

A penny saved is a penny earned” as the saying goes.  Most people aren’t tricking their home out with smart lights in an effort to save money, but nobody wants to throw money away.  There’s also the environmental factor to consider. If you’re like me you’ve probably wondered, “do smart lights use electricity when turned…

Alexa Light Control – How To Control Lighting With Alexa

Alexa Light Control – How To Control Lighting With Alexa

Getting started in smart home technology is easier and more affordable than ever. An Echo Dot with built-in Alexa and your first smart device can be well under a hundred bucks. Lighting with Alexa light control is where most people start. So, how can you control your lighting with Alexa? In the most basic sense:…

Ecobee VS Nest – Which One Should I Get For Alexa?

Ecobee VS Nest – Which One Should I Get For Alexa?

Whether a Smart Home Thermostat is the next addition to your home’s artillery of smart home technology or your first step into the world of owning your very own smart home equipment, the sheer amount of products out there today can be overwhelming. We took a look at two of the most popular Smart Home…