A home assistant is basically a small computer that you can control with your voice instead of a monitor, keyboard, and mouse. The Echo, Home, and HomePod can all be activated with voice commands and do not require any physical interaction with the device. For example, you can use the "Hey Siri" command to have the Apple HomePod start playing an album of
With a digital home assistant, you can bring all your smart home devices into one central hub. The Google Home device is especially good at this, as you can configure it to connect to things like smart light bulbs, smart
Home assistants also have the capability to replace a home landline phone and serve as a family communication device. The Amazon Echo Show features a digital display screen, so you can initiate video chats with just your voice. All communication occurs over your home wi-fi network, so no additional phone charges are required. It's an easy way to keep in contact with people, even when your smartphone is not nearby.