Honeywell Announces Google Home Integration

Google Home is the latest collaboration in the Works With Honeywell program.

ATLANTA — Honeywell announces a new integration with Google Home, allowing consumers to control their thermostats using the “OK, Google…” voice command.

The command works with the Lyric Round, Lyric T5 and Lyric T6 Pro thermostats as well as the Total Connect Comfort (Wi-Fi and RedLINK) thermostat.

If a home has multiple heating or cooling zones, it is possible to control them independently by informing Google Home which thermostat corresponds to a specific zone.

Google Home is the latest in Honeywell’s Works With Honeywell program, which includes a robust list of integrations with other smart home products and services available, including Amazon Alexa, Apple HomeKit, Samsung SmartThings, IFTTT and more.

Honeywell’s Works With Honeywell program is a collaboration with more than 200 companies in the smart home space that provides customers with more flexibility to add into and personalize their homes with a wide collection of the connected products and services, according to the company.

“Honeywell technology is already found in more than 150 million homes worldwide,” says Scott Harkins, vice president, IoT partner programs, Honeywell Connected Home. “Now with our Google Home integration, we’re thrilled to have the first thermostats integrated with every major smart hub. It is another way we are helping consumers more easily bring smart technology into their homes and lives, regardless of how they want to get started, their home’s unique needs or which smart hub they have.”

In addition to Google Home voice control, consumers can control their Honeywell thermostats with Google Assistant on Google/Android devices, using a number of different commands.

Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai recently discussed the growth of Google Assistant and its more than 70 home automation partners, including Honeywell.

“People are no longer only using a keyboard, mouse, and multi-touch, but are also using emerging inputs like voice and camera to ask questions and get things done in the real world,” he said.

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