Google’s Nest takeover could put the squeeze on Alexa and other smart home devices

CNET | May 15, 2019 at 11:41 AM
  • The Amazon Echo and the Nest Learning Thermostat are two of the biggest hit products of the smart home.
  • If you integrate Abode with Google Assistant, you can control Abode’s lights, switches and dimmers with a voice command to a nearby Google Home (or any other gadget with Google Assistant built-in).
  • With Philips Hue, Lifx, Lutron and other smart lighting companies, you can program your lights to flash red if your Nest Protect senses smoke.