Guess I should update you all on what I have done I ended up with 2 Google home minis, my little girl got herself a Google home mini, a Google home hub and a Chromecast so far I have found that I use the Chromecast way more than I thought I would as I cast stuff to it all the time now We have all the minis set up im different home groups and play music on them quite a bit, the little one uses hers a lot as well and even uses it in conjunction with her Roku stick I have all the apps needed on my phone for several different viewing options on my Chromecast as well and I am really liking that I did also add a wifi network ectender to help improve the signal throughout the house and this has worked marvelously going back and forth about getting a thermostat and smart bulbs it will be a while I am sure before I add any of that though, really liking what I have at the moment though
The only reason I haven't bought the Philip's Hue bulbs yet is the price other than that I have only heard good stuff from them and from you and Kevin may be a while but I will probably bite the bullet and get them
I have been looking at the Hue series of lights and I am wondering what the point of the Hue Bridge is. Do you need that or can it just be controlled through the smartphone or Alexa/Google Assistant/Siri?Def
That's good to know. Thanks for the additional info!Def
My goal is to convert my three unit building to as many smart features as possible. Got any recommendations?Def
I'm an Apple fangirl. In here mostly everything is HomeKit based combined with HomeBridge on the Raspberry Pi. I have:Logitech Circle camsNest thermostatPhilips Hue lights, switches and motion detectorsIkea lights and plugsEve plugs, door sensors and thermometersXiaomi smoke detectors, thermometers,window sensors and plant sensorsMusic is played through my HomePods and AirPort Expresses I've connected to active speakersI mostly use Siri. But… HomePods still don't speak Dutch. And sometimes, it's just easier to speak in you own language. That's why I bought two Google Home Mini's. They also connect to Hue, Ikea and Nest, so I can control my lights and thermostat. First bought one for the bedroom, but I found so easy I bought a second one.
What phone do you have Grant?
Quote from: Serena on January 23, 2019, 10:10:43 PMWhat phone do you have Grant?Not an iPhone!I've got a Samsung A8 and two Samsung tablets. The only Apple product I've ever owned was my father's original iPod that he gave me when he upgraded. I could never get any music on it so I just used it to play Breakout. I still have it around here somewhere.I'd rather stick to Google and Android options wherever possible. I've already sold my soul to Google, I'd rather not do it again to Alexa or the ghost of Turtleneck Steve. Def
I have Google Home Minis in both of my homes. Def
Anyone using IFTTT? I just discovered it last night, and it basically just adds a lot more commands and functionality to your phone and other smart devices.Of course, one of the first things I did was set it to respond to the command "Execute Order 66" because... you know... priorities... Def