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Screenmedia Announce New Google Home Action

Smart home action for Honeywell is a UK first

Jon | 27/02/2017

We’re delighted to announce the successful launch of Honeywell’s new Google Home smart home action, developed by Screenmedia.

Google Home, the voice-controlled smart speaker launched late 2016 by Google in response to the surprise success of the Amazon Echo, has seen considerable success despite currently only being available in the USA.

Lauded for its artificial intelligence and natural language processing abilities, the smart speaker has been snapped up by US consumers eager to use it as a central control interface for smart home ecosystems. Through apps known as ‘actions’ users can control their thermostats, lights, televisions, smart locks, and more.

We have worked with Honeywell on numerous projects, including on the digital interfaces for their popular smart home thermostats, and we’re delighted to have worked with them to develop a new action for the Google Home, allowing their US customers to control the company’s smart thermostat using voice.

Previously Honeywell customers could only link their thermostats to the Google Home using IFTTT applets. Honeywell’s new action broadens the number of available commands, as well as offering a faster and smoother user experience.

Launched in January, the action has seen a significant number of signups, and has been covered by multiple tech and mainstream media outlets, including in CNET, Engadget, Pocket Lint, TechCrunch, VentureBeat, Yahoo, Reuters, Business Insider, Mashable and more.

Voice interaction began to gain traction in 2016 with the launch of the Amazon Echo and the aforementioned Google Home. Screenmedia is one of the first digital innovation practices in the UK to work on voice technologies, developing for both major platforms. If you are looking to find out the benefits voice technologies or are looking for a partner in this space, get in touch to see how we can help.

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