Siri, AirPlay 2 Now Enabled in ecobee SmartThermostat

Today, ecobee announced that Siri is coming to the SmartThermostat with voice control with a free software update. Customers will be able to use Apple’s intelligent assistant to say “Hey Siri” to their ecobee SmartThermostat and get hands-free help setting the temperature, sending an intercom message, and more. The software update is beginning to roll out now and will be available over the next few weeks for all ecobee SmartThermostat customers.

By design, the SmartThermostat will send these requests through a customer’s HomePod mini on the same network, providing a level of privacy customers have come to expect from Apple. Users can also control the SmartThermostat using the Home app.

“We’re excited that customers will be able to talk to Siri directly from ecobee’s SmartThermostat with voice control, offering Apple customers a more seamless experience throughout the home. With every advancement to our products, we hope to make our customers’ lives better, with devices that bring even more comfort and convenience to each day. This new integration brings that promise to life by opening up new ways for our customers to control their home with our SmartThermostat,” said Stuart Lombard, ecobee Founder and CEO.

The addition of Siri demonstrates ecobee’s commitment to an open ecosystem, with all the leading smart home ecosystems compatible with the ecobee SmartThermostat. The sustainable smart home leader understands access to intelligent assistants such as Siri helps ecobee SmartOwners manage their busy lives with ease and is committed to evolving its privacy-focused voice experience.

ecobee’s SmartThermostat delivers comfort and increased energy savings that you can control with your voice or mobile device. It is also ENERGY STAR certified and can help customers save up to 26% annually on their heating or cooling costs, compared to a hold of 72°F/22°C.

***press release***

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3 thoughts on “Siri, AirPlay 2 Now Enabled in ecobee SmartThermostat

  • 16th October 2021 at 7:50 pm
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    Very cool! I’ve had Alexa turned off on my Ecobee 2 since day one, don’t trust the ‘Zon. The room our thermostat sits in doesn’t have a HomePod so this is perfect! Siri and AirPlay – booyah!

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  • 16th October 2021 at 9:58 pm
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    I hope this is also for the ecobee and Lia light switch! I actually love it and it doesn’t get enough praise. (Just missing a dimmer feature and I assume that’s why) but Siri instead of Alexa will make this much more enjoyable.

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    • 16th October 2021 at 9:59 pm
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      ****Ecobee PLUS light switch**** typo lol

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