Insteon has made an update to its Insteon for Hub Windows app, which means that customers can now control their smart home system using voice commands, thanks to integration with Microsoft’s digital assistant Cortana.
The app, which allows customers to directly connect to their Insteon Hub smart home system from their Windows device, can be used to remotely control things around the house, such as turning on lights or turning down the thermostat. Now, with support for Cortana, they can carry out these tasks using simple voice commands.
Earlier this year, Insteon confirmed that it is also developing a universal app for Windows 10, which will allow Insteon to run seamlessly on any Windows 10 device.
“The Insteon and Microsoft relationship enables the reality of a connected lifestyle where everything works together in perfect harmony,” said company CEO Joe Dada. “As home automation continues to grow and garner mainstream adoption, individuals will expect connected-home capabilities across their computers, tablets, smartphones and wearable devices. Insteon will continue to integrate all of these platforms to enable seamless home control from any Windows 10 device.”
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