4 places you should put smart speakers in your home
Or you might need a Google Home or Alexa in every room of your home, once you test driver smart speaker R2 you'll quickly learn how useful they can be all around the house.
But where should you have smart speakers?
What rooms really deserve them?
Here are the four rooms in your home that definitely need a smart speaker.
Whether it's for listening to music, or controlling the lights, your first smart speaker in your home should go in a place for everyone can enjoy it, a living room.
It's a natural common area where it will likely get the most use.
There you can use Google home in a chrome cast to show the weather or play You Tube, or Netflix on the tv.
You can set the temperature on the thermostat or use it to play trivia on the family game night.
If you opt for a second smart speaker, the kitchen is the next best location.
Not only its also a centrally located and highly traffic, but the kitchen is a room where you find a smart speaker extra useful.
Both Alexa and Google home can help you build a grocery list.
And when you running low in supplies, you can order things like dish soap or more coffee filters with your voice.
And that's just the beginning In the kitchen, your smart speaker can help suggest different recipes to try, help you cook dinner for the family, set timers for different recipes, fire up the toaster oven or even play your favorite podcast while ou straighten up.
If there are a dozen good reasons to have a smart speaker in your living room or your kitchen, there are a dozen more to have on in in your bedroom.
A smart speaker will not just replace your old alarm clock; it will double as a noise machine, podcast, and music streamer, audio book player, and news source.
It can help with your morning routine just as much as it can keep you from distractions at night Didn't turn down the AC before going to bed, forget going to the thermostat and changing it or even reaching for your phone.
Just tell your smart speaker to do it.
And the same goes for turning out the lights or locking the doors.
The bathroom seems like an odd place to have a smart speaker, it's a sacred place where privacy would normally be non-negotiable.
But listening to the news or your favorite podcast while showering will almost definitely change your mind.
never mind reordering shampoo as soon as you run out or, starting the coffee as you step out of the shower.
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