From Amazon Echo to Google Home, the best smart home devices for 2018

In recent months a push by Google, Amazon and other tech giants has propelled smart home devices into the mainstream.

Voice-automated lights, virtual assistants and everyday artificial intelligence; a little over a year ago this technology was in its infancy, but in recent months a push by Google, Amazon and other tech giants has propelled smart home devices into the mainstream.

While at the turn of 2017 we only had Amazon’s Echo smart speaker andGoogle’s Home, now both line ups have been bolstered by a range of new hardware, and in 2018 we can expect speakers from the likes of Apple and Samsung to vying for buyers attention.

What are smart home devices?

Smart home devices let you turn your home into an automated, voice-activated and app-controlled hub. Set your thermostat from your workplace, keep an eye on the pets with a remote camera, or set an alarm with your voice.

Some of the most popular smart home devices are the current generations of smart home hub. These include Amazon’s Echo speakers and Google’s Home speaker.

Click here to learn more about how to use Amazon Echo and Google home and how to set up your smart home.