Smart home connectivity is a confusing muddle for the average consumer. Works with Nest, HomeKit, Wink, Z-Wave, Zigbee, SmartThings, Brillo… These are just a handful of the platforms and standards of the smart home.
But don’t worry about them. Apple, Google, Samsung and many other big tech names all want a piece of the smart home pie. And, as the genre is still finding its feet, no-one has really set the standard yet.
You’ve no doubt read how the fragmentation of the smart home will be its downfall… but that’s not really the case. Many of the devices work across multiple platforms. Philips Hue lets you control your smart bulbs, officially, using Android and iOS and there are a number of third-party apps...
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