Moen’s Showers Get Cleverer With Siri, Alexa, And Google Assistant
Moen is about to turn its showers a little cleverer. In 2018, the firm declared that it will be integrating Siri and Alexa into its U by Moen smart shower lineup. In 2019, on the other hand, it is increasing the ante by including Google Assistant into the series as well. What’s more, the Alexa feature has now been updated from being just a 3rd-party feature to one that is completely incorporated as a certified Amazon Alexa Skill.
For instance, rather than saying “Alexa, tell Moen to switch off the shower,” you can now state “Alexa, switch off the shower” for the instruction to work. It operated same with Google and Siri too; simply exchange “Alexa” with either “Google” or “Siri.” That is definitely a lot simpler to say, particularly when you are groggy in the morning. In addition to this, you can now incorporate the shower as a fraction of your Alexa Routines or Smart Home Groups. So now when you speak, “Alexa, start my daily routine,” your shower can switch on as a fraction of it.
Speaking of Alexa, the voice assistant has been capable of telling you the phone numbers and opening hours of local businesses since July 2018. But the latest update indicates that it can now really make a call on your behalf. It does not go quite similar as Google Duplex, which has the search behemoth’s voice assistant call companies and speaks to them, but it must save you time if you are already employing Alexa to search for your closest Domino’s.
Apart from these local business inclusions, Alexa’s routines are getting a few new abilities. You will now be capable of having them make declarations or create mobile alerts, stop audio playback, or automatically turn on Do Not Disturb mode on Echo device.