Ikea now lets you voice control smart lights

The company’s Tradfri smart lights can be controlled by Amazon Alexa and soon via Google Home.

November 07, 2017

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The company’s Tradfri smart lights can be controlled by Amazon Alexa and soon via Google Home.

Tradfri Gateway Kit. Image Source: Ikea

Ikea already added Alexa support to its Tradfri smart home lights and Google Home compatibility is coming soon. The Verge reports that the Alexa skill for Ikea Tradfri was already live in select countries.

The said smart home lights product line, which was just recently made compatible with Apple HomeKit, is now capable of hearing and following users’ voice commands via popular AI assistant Alexa.

The new feature gives buyers another option to switch on and off and set their lights conveniently without leaving the couch and going through the hassle of pressing remote controller buttons or a mobile app.

With this move by Ikea, it seems that interoperability plus voice recognition is really a must nowadays in smart lights. The furniture and home accessories maker knew it needed to catch up quick even if it is quite new to the smart lighting market.

The latest light bulb releases from various manufacturers, in order to be smarter and more profitable, support Wi-Fi, ZigBee, Z-Wave and other communication standards to pair with other intelligent devices. Many models already have Alexa support. Ikea can expand its reach further after targeting Google Home fans and like other smart bulbs and lights, by getting connected to more smart home devices.



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