Thanks to Google making Google Assistant available to third-party developers and hardware makers, we’ve seen various companies integrate the digital assistant into their products and services, similar to how we’re seeing Amazon’s Alexa integrated into other apps and services as well.

In fact the latest addition would be Ecobee, who has recently announced that their lineup of smart thermostats will now have Google Assistant support. What this means is that while the core functionality of their smart thermostats will remain the same, there is the added convenience of being able to control their using your voice, as long as you own a Google Assistant-powered product like the Google Home series of smart speakers, or a handset with support for Google Assistant.

This mean that through your voice, you will be able to adjust your thermostat’s settings without having to reach for the app. Ecobee’s support for Google Assistant doesn’t make them the first company to do so as there are other home devices that already offer support, such as Honeywell and also Nest (although that’s hardly surprising given that Alphabet owns Nest), but it’s good to see more companies come on board.

In fact earlier this month Google published a list of devices that have Google Home support (and by extension and to a certain extent, support for Google Assistant), so check that out if you own a Google Home and want to see what else you can do with it.

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