IKEA's smart light bulbs will soon be compatible with Amazon Echo, Siri, and Google Assistant
The deal will allow owners of IKEA's new smart light bulbs to control them using their Echo devices. Users will be able to instruct Alexa, Amazon's virtual assistant, to turn on the lights or adjust their brightness.Currently, IKEA's lights can be operated through a separate smartphone app. Thanks to the new partnership, users will be able to control their lights without the app.
The furniture maker's hopes to make having a smart home simple and inexpensive, Björn Block, the company's Home Smart business leader, said in a press release."Making our products work with others on the market takes us one step closer to meet people's needs, making it easier to interact with your smart home products," Block said.
IKEA's smart bulbs start at $12 each. The company also offers a gateway device, which allows users to control the bulbs with an app, for $30,Get the latest Google stock price here.
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