Google’s journey into Home automation has been a slow process, but it’s picking up steam with Google Assistant. Today, LIFX, the smart bulb company which was founded by Australian inventor Phil Bosua, announcing that from today the bulbs will work with Google Assistant on Home, Pixel and other compatible Android phones.
The ability to speak to your phone, or Google Home and have your lights come on is a lot of fun, as well as infinitely useful. From today, LIFX’s range of Smart lighting devices which includes their LIFX, LIFX + bulbs with Infrared, and their LIFX Z light strips will all work with Google Assistant.
LIFX bulbs and products operate independently of a hub which is required for other products such as Philips Hue range which is currently supported by Google Home.
A range of commands will be available including the option to dim, brighten, and most importantly turn on/off the lights with your voice. The range of commands available to use in conjunction with ‘Ok Google’ includes:
- “Turn on/off
- “Dim the
- “Brighten the
- “Turn on/off lights in
- “Turn on/off all of the lights”
Marc Alexander, Chief Executive Officer at LIFX said of the additional functions
Voice control continues to be one of the most popular ways of interacting with LIFX lights. The Google Assistant brings the power of Google and home control to your house. As a company we are thrilled to continue our great relationship with Google.