Redefining Your Daily Routine With Smart Home Devices

Smart home technology lets you accomplish everyday tasks faster and easier than ever before.

Over the past few years, smart home devices have taken the tech scene by storm. A variety of appliances and home essentials – from thermostats to refrigerators – now offer internet connectivity, and this makes it easier than ever before to manage your everyday routine, whether you’re at home or out and about. Ready to outfit your home with the latest in smart technology? We’ll tell you how to get started.

Virtual assistant speaker on a rustic wooden shelf

Pick an assistant

Just speak a command, and your assistant will get the job done.

Choosing your smart home assistant is an essential starting point. A smart home assistant, also known as a virtual assistant, is an application that recognizes spoken commands. Smart home devices are typically set up through these assistant apps on your smartphone, but they’re often controlled through specialized hardware precisely designed for use with smart home tech, including Amazon Echo and Google Home. These convenient technology control hubs can be controlled entirely by voice, which means that when you’re home, you won’t even have to pick up your phone to manage your technology. Just speak a command, and your assistant will get the job done.

The most popular virtual assistants currently include Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, and Apple’s Siri. Each offers a variety of popular hardware options designed to serve as your smart home device control center.

Keep comfortable

Now that you’ve chosen your assistant, it’s time to pick your smart devices. Comfort features, like thermostats, are a popular starting point. Most let you check and adjust the temperature in a specific room or in several rooms at once with just a quick spoken command. Smart fans are another great choice – you’ll usually be able to turn the fan on and off and adjust its speed through your assistant.

Brighten up

Think you’ve picked the perfect comfort features? Now, consider upgrading your lights with smart technology. Look for smart light bulbs designed to work with the virtual assistants we mentioned earlier. Once they’re connected, you’ll be able to turn lights on and off at a moment’s notice. Most smart bulbs can even be scheduled to turn on or dim at your preferred time. Look for color-changing smart bulbs for an added dash of fun.

Explore your options

By now, you should have a good handle on the ins and outs of smart technology. Make sure to spend some time browsing everything that’s available, because there is no shortage of products that can help make your day easier. Not sure where to go from here? Smart plugs are a great option if you’re a conservative energy user, while smart security cameras provide a welcome measure of home security. Other tech worth considering may include smart home locks, smart vacuum cleaners, smart grills, and much more.

Choose simplicity

Here at SIMPLE Mobile, we pack all of the features you need in one easy, affordable service. That means you use the latest devices on a lightning-fast 4G LTE† network powered by T-Mobile to control all the smart home tech you’ve come to rely on. Browse SIMPLE plans today to get more speed and more data for less money – with no contract, ever.

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