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ecobee SmartThermostat with Voice Control now enabled with Siri

ecobee says 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. Users can also control the SmartThermostat using the Home app.

The ecobee ENERGY STAR-certified SmartThermostat with voice control costs US$249.99 and is available to purchase on ecobee.com, through select retail partners including Amazon, Lowes, Home Depot and Best Buy, or an ecobee certified installer. 

The device comes with one SmartSensor in the box with additional sensors available for purchase in packs of two. SmartThermostat learns and adapts to your schedule for enhanced comfort and reduced energy use. Across North America, there are millions of connected ecobee thermostats that have an average lifespan of over 10 years.

An Apple HomePod mini and an iPhone with iOS 15 or later are required to enable Siri on SmartThermostat. Customers can also connect to and control the SmartThermostat using the Home app. For more information, visit Apple Support.

Built-in voice control with Amazon’s Alexa is also available. ecobee SmartThermostats are compatible with most homes in North America. Check if your home is compatible at ecobee.com/compatibility.

the authorDennis Sellers
Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.

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