ecobee SmartThermostat with Voice Control Is Now Enabled with Siri
New integration reaffirms ecobee’s commitment to an open ecosystem, making it one of the best smart thermostats for Apple users
TORONTO – Oct. 12, 2021 – Today, ecobee announced that 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, providing a level of privacy customers have come to expect from Apple. Users can also control the SmartThermostat using the Home app.
“We’re excited that customers will be able to talk to Siri directly from ecobee’s SmartThermostat with voice control, offering Apple customers a more seamless experience throughout the home. With every advancement to our products, we hope to make our customers’ lives better, with devices that bring even more comfort and convenience to each day. This new integration brings that promise to life by opening up new ways for our customers to control their home with our SmartThermostat,” said Stuart Lombard, ecobee Founder and CEO.
The addition of Siri demonstrates ecobee’s commitment to an open ecosystem, with all the leading smart home ecosystems compatible with the ecobee SmartThermostat. The sustainable smart home leader understands access to intelligent assistants such as Siri helps ecobee SmartOwners manage their busy lives with ease and is committed to evolving its privacy-focused voice experience.
ecobee’s SmartThermostat delivers comfort and increased energy savings that you can control with your voice or mobile device. It is also ENERGY STAR certified and can help customers save up to 26% annually on their heating or cooling costs, compared to a hold of 72°F/22°C.
Pricing, Availability and Compatibility
The ecobee ENERGY STAR-certified SmartThermostat with voice control ($249.99 USD/$329.99 CAD) 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.
ecobee Inc. was founded in 2007 by Stuart Lombard with a mission to improve everyday life while creating a more sustainable world. Since launching the world’s first smart thermostat, ecobee has helped customers across North America save more than 20 TWh of energy, which is the equivalent of taking all the homes in Los Angeles off the grid for a year. Today, ecobee continues to be an independently held company that innovates with smart home solutions that solve everyday problems with comfort, security, and conservation in mind. With ecobee’s award-winning products, including the SmartThermostat with voice control and SmartCamera with voice control, ecobee continues to encourage SmartOwners to imagine what home could be. For more information, visit ecobee.com.