Smart appliances make our lives easier every day. You can set your laundry to start washing before you even leave the office. In addition, you can look at the inside of your fridge while shopping for groceries – all from your smartphone! We could only dream of these types of appliance features just a mere few years ago. With all of these new features, it’s important to have an app that can help you get the full benefits of them. There are several different options of apps to help keep track of all your smart appliances. So how do you choose which one is best for you? Here’s some guidance.
The Apple Home App
If you have a lot of Apple products at home, the Apple Home App is probably your best option for managing them. You can control your smart appliances from your iPhone or your Apple Watch. Once activated, the smart appliances can all be controlled through the app.
If you’re more of a Google/Android person, try Google Assistant. Instead of only being approved to use with certain branded products, Google Assistant allows you more options for different compatible appliances. The app also allows you to create “routines” – a list of multiple tasks that can happen simultaneously. For example, you can say, “Hey Google, It’s Dinner Time” to turn your kitchen lights on and start preheating your oven.
Alexa is already a household name in so many American homes, so why not let her control your appliances too? With the Amazon Alexa app, you can manage your appliances through your smartphone, kindle, or Amazon Echo devices. Alexa can also remind you about things or settings you may have forgotten. For instance, if you leave a wet load of clothes in the washer – Alexa will let you know!
Remember, smart appliances sometimes need repairs too. Keep Express Appliance Service in mind for all your appliance needs – smart or not!