Which Smart Home platform do you prefer?

Which Smart Home platform do you prefer? 131 votes

Amazon Alexa
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Apple Homekit
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Google Home
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  • Google Home

    I am using Tado in combination with Google home and Smartthing / webcore

  • Apple Homekit

    I prefer HomeKit which I have voted for but I am also planning to implement Athom Homey and probably also Home Assistant. It would be great to see more support for these by Tado as well.

  • Google Home

    I am actively using Home Assistant and Node-Red for controlling Tado. It works pretty well but I would appreciate official API to be finally published.

  • Amazon Alexa

    I have tried repeatedly to set up Homekit with Tado, but Homekit doesn't recognise the Tado bridge. It works well with Alexa, so I'll have to stick with that.

  • I have used Alexa and google, but I try and avoid using any manual controls. Better automation should mean I never need to manually control, via app or voice.

  • Other
    Big time Home Assistant user. +1 for the official API request.
  • Other
    Another home assistant user
  • Ditto. Another Home Assistant fan here

  • Amazon Alexa
    This poll is flawed.

    I suspect most people (i include myself) will have used only one or, at most, two home assistants. So the notion of “preferring” one over another is mute.

    I CAN tell you I use Alexa. It works in that I can ask for the temperature in a specific room (on the rare occasion I want to know) and set a room temperature.

    Other than that, I can’t think why I’d want to interact with my heating system using an assistant - not until assistants get much smarter and can set room schedules, etc!

    Now, if we could register guests (for geofencing) via an assistant, THAT would be really useful!
  • HGB
    HGB ✭✭✭

    Home Assistant would be my choice.

  • Other

    The only way to get good programmable control of smart homes is to use SmartThings/webCoRE.

    Please, PLEASE integrate with SmartThings.

  • Other

    Also, I'm currently using Google Home for speech control, but could just as easily be Echo or HA.

    I love my tado - the house is full of it! Integration of the best heating control system (tado, of course) with the best fully flexible smart home system (SmartThings/webCoRE) would really be a world beating system.

  • Amazon Alexa

    I use Alexa, it works pretty well, no complaints.

  • Other

    Athom Homey Pro, really fed up with Alexa

  • Amazon Alexa

    I'm using Alexa as that is the home assistant platform I bought into a few years back and have various home automation tasks setup. Its painless, it works as in I can ask that a light turns on or off, temperature is set etc, etc

    I have messed about with IFTTT for other automated sequences that look to my energy costs (Octopus Agile) and control a switch for the hot tub, that change paid for the wireless 16A switch in less than a month

    As others have said, no complaints and in reality...it's a method to control a heating & hot water system that provides a finer level of control than legacy thermostats / TRVs, perhaps i'm missing something but what more do people need to do with it?

  • o00batman00o
    edited October 2020
    I use homekit API with homeassistant. It has the avantage to be a local protocol but it has some limitations :
    - Humidity is updated only when it changes by 5 %
    - No way to return to auto Mode
  • Amazon Alexa
    Amazon Alexa
    I had a couple of Echo dots b4 I bought Tado system. Linked Tado and Alexa together, and it's fantastic tbh
    I'm a bit of a control freak and this set up really works well.
    10 TRV's and 1 Smart Thermostat all working in harmony.... 😎👌👍