When looking for a smart thermostat, Nest isn’t your only choice. Ecobee makes some solid (if not a little less trendy) smart thermostats that are constantly getting updates. First came support for Amazon Alexa, and now some thermostats are getting support for Google Assistant.
The ecobee3 lite, ecobee3 and ecobee4 thermostats are all being updated with Assistant support. You’ll now be able to adjust temperature of your house from your Google Home or your smartphone.
For those of you who already own an ecobee thermostat, the update will make your smart home that much more functional. And for those who are in the market for a smart thermostat, this could be the feature that sways you away from Nest.