Google Home is finally starting to reach its potential in the smart home.
That after a dozen new companies announced integration with the smart home platform, including Logitech Harmony, known for their universal remotes.
LIFX, for their colorful smart bulbs that don't require a hub.
Or August, the first smart lock to work with Google Home, plus many others.
Now it's the first major update for the Home since its launch in November when it only supported Nest, Phillips Hue, Smart Things, and Ifs.
You know what?
That was pretty skinny back then, but Belk and Wemo and Honeywell jumped on board in January and this is the type of support we've been waiting to See for the home.
Now, the Amazon Echo still has 10,000 skills that are really third-party apps for voice control.
They can do everything from calling an Uber to ordering a pizza.
Hawaiian please, with extra pineapples and I know how much that bugs some of you who believe pizza should not have fruit on it.
No, Google Home doesn't have anything on the level of Amazon skills yet.
But with these new partnerships, they've taken away a big chunk of Amazon's two-year lead in the space with more to come.
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