In this May 11, 2019 file photo, Google’s Google Home is pictured at its Google headquarters in Mountain View, California.
Google said it’s rolling out wireless networks for its home appliances and the company is looking to make them ubiquitous.
Reuters/Robert Galbraith/File Photo The Wall Street Journal (WTHJ)Google Home, the new home appliance Google announced this week, is expected to offer wireless networking capabilities similar to Apple’s HomePod and Samsung’s SmartThings.
That means the devices could connect to home Wi-Fi networks and allow users to control their lighting with a touch or voice.
In a blog post, Google said Home will also let you remotely turn on lights, adjust the temperature and set timers, such as the time when you’ll get your morning coffee.
The company said HomeKit is a platform for building smart home applications.
Google Home will work with Apple’s Siri, Microsoft’s Cortana, Cisco’s IoT Platform and many more, Google told The Wall Street, noting HomeKit already works with many other devices and apps.
Google said Home can be controlled from any Android device, Windows device, Mac or desktop PC.
The HomeKit platform enables smart home devices to talk to each other over the internet and to Google Assistant, the voice assistant.
Google Home has an integrated Google Assistant voice search, so users can control HomeKit apps from a voice search and voice control.
Google HomeKit also has its own built-in thermostat and is capable of controlling multiple lighting systems from a single app.
Google will soon be able to include these features in Home, with the company adding the functionality to HomeKit devices as soon as Google releases the Android version of HomeKit for developers to test.
Google is also working on a new smart home app called HomeKit Pro, which will add an intelligent thermostating feature.
HomeKit will also work with a range of other home automation devices, including Philips Hue and Nest.
With the new hardware, Google will likely offer a number of new smart devices with its new suite of features.
HomeKit will support a number or different smart home apps, including Google Home, Microsoft Alexa, Cisco IoT Platform, Samsung SmartThings, and Philips Hue.
Google plans to launch HomeKit on all connected devices in the future.