Ecobee has announced that its smart thermostat, called SmartThermostat, has received “Hey Siri” support. The new option will appear immediately after installing the free update.
However, it is worth noting here that SmartThermostat has limited support for Apple’s voice assistant. For Hey Siri to work, users will need a HomePod or HomePod mini, as well as a mobile device running iOS 15 | iPadOS 15. As for the functionality, they are standard. Using Siri, users will be able to set the temperature, control individual options and send voice messages over the intercom.
Along with the “Hey Siri” feature, the free update for SmartThermostat also brings support for Apple AirPlay 2. This feature allows you to use the thermostat as a speaker.
The manufacturer notes that today it will start distributing a free update for SmartThermostat. However, it will “reach” to users gradually. Ecobee believes that everyone will be able to install the update within the next two weeks.
A source: AppleInsider