Ecobee announced today that its HomeKit compatible SmartThermostat with voice control is receiving “Hey Siri” support with a free software update starting now and will be available in the next few weeks for all users.

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“Hey Siri” support allows users with a HomePod or HomePod mini to control SmartThermostat with voice commands for tasks such as setting the temperature and sending intercom messages. The thermostat transmits requests via a HomePod or HomePod mini connected to the same Wi-Fi network to ensure privacy and security. Users can also continue to control the thermostat in the Home app on an iPhone, iPad or Mac.

Apple announced at WWDC 2021 that HomeKit accessory manufacturers will be able to integrate ‌Siri‌ voice control for the first time, allowing accessories to accept ‌Siri‌ features such as Personal Requests, Intercom Messages, Stopwatches and Alarms. As mentioned, ‘Siri’ compatible accessories are required to retransmit requests via a ‘HomePod’ or ‘HomePod mini’.

In addition to a HomePod or HomePod mini, users need a device with iOS 15 or iPadOS 15 or later to use Siri voice control on SmartThermostat.

The Ecobee SmartThermostat with voice control is priced at $ 249.99 in the United States and is available for purchase on Ecobee.com and through selected partners, including Amazon, Lowe’s, Home Depot, Best Buy or a certified installer Ecobee.

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