First announced by Apple at WWDC earlier this year, Siri is finally on a third-party product. Ecobee Smart Thermostat is the first third party product with Siri!
Hey Siri on Ecobee Smart Thermostats!
The function is not exclusive to Ecobee. Still, the Ecobee Smart Thermostat is the first third-party product to feature Siri. Apple has already said that everyone will have the opportunity to integrate Siri into their product. For the integration to work, it is necessary to have a HomePod or HomePod mini in the same network. An Apple TV or an iPad is not enough as a hub.
Ecobee’s smart thermostat with voice control therefore also works with Siri. However, you have to choose either Siri or Alexa. Don’t worry, you can always set it back as you want. Both assistants do not work at the same time.
I use Siri at home. Accordingly, it is very convenient for me that third-party devices will soon also work with Siri. Ecobee Smart Thermostat costs around € 300.
Siri on Ecobee officially launches on October 12th. It can therefore be assumed that the devices will soon receive the necessary update. The HomePod iOS 15 and Ecobee Smart Thermostat need firmware 188.8.131.522 to ensure that everything works perfectly.