iHome extends its lead in AI Integration for SmartPlug products, with support for Alexa, HomeKit, Nest, SmartThings, Wink and now Google Assistant
RAHWAY, N.J., May 3, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- iHome, a leader in award-winning speakers, portable devices and smart home control solutions, today announced that its SmartPlug products are now fully supported by the Google Assistant on Google Home and eligible Android phones. This announcement further delivers on iHome's unique commitment to ensuring its iHome Control™ product line is compatible with all leading IoT and AI platforms.
Users of Google Home and Android phones will now be able to connect their iHome SmartPlugs to their Google Assistant enabled devices and seamlessly turn connected appliances on or off by voice thanks to the Google Assistant. iHome makes it easy to create and maintain a smarter, safer and more energy efficient home, regardless of what IoT platform is being used.
iHome SmartPlugs turn devices plugged into them into smart devices. When used with the Google Assistant on Google Home, customers can use simple "Ok Google" commands to control their iHome SmartPlug and connected appliances. They need only say, "Ok Google, turn off the bedroom light" or "Ok Google, turn on the living room fan" to operate that device.
"With IoT platforms emerging from companies like Amazon, Apple, Samsung and now Google, the smart home landscape is constantly changing," said Gary Schultz, Director of Business and Product Development at iHome. "Working with Google to make sure our products are supported by the Google Assistant platform demonstrates iHome's commitment to ensuring that its growing line of smart home products continue to offer the industry's broadest compatibility with current and future IoT platforms. Our customers can rest assured that their iHome SmartPlug products will never be made obsolete when new strategic platforms hit the market."
iHome's SmartPlug products are compatible with several leading IoT platforms including Amazon Alexa, Apple HomeKit, the Google Assistant, Nest, Samsung SmartThings and Wink.
iHome's Google Assistant-Compatible Products Include iHome's full line of SmartPlugs
ISP5 SmartPlug: capable of switching on and off lights, fans, room ACs and appliances
ISP6 SmartPlug: capable of switching on and off lights, fans, room ACs and appliances
ISP8 SmartPlug: capable of switching on and off lights, fans and appliances, also allows users to monitor their energy usage, includes remote control
For more information, please visit http://www.ihomeaudio.com/, or https://assistant.google.com/.
iHome was established in 2005 as a division of SDI Technologies, a company with over 60 years of consumer electronics innovation. The first iHome product introduced, an iPod-docking clock radio, was the top-selling iPod accessory for the year and firmly established iHome as the premier brand in the audio accessories market. Today, iHome remains the #1 selling brand in digital player speakers* with an impressive catalog of award-winning products.
iHome is currently pioneering a new area of connected consumer electronics with the release of its iHome Control line of smart home products. Compatible with Apple and Android portable devices, the first product in the series, the iHome iSP5 SmartPlug was a launch partner with Apple's HomeKit smart home software. Through their partnerships with Google, Nest, Wink, Samsung, Amazon and Apple, iHome's line of smart home products offer the broadest IoT platform compatibility in the market.
For more information on iHome and its products, visit ihomeaudio.com, Facebook (facebook.com/iHome), or follow @iHome on Twitter.