When it comes to digital assistants, you have choices. Amazon’s Alexa was the first prominent one. Samsung’s Bixby is on Galaxy phones around the world. Apple fans get Siri. However, for my money, Google Assistant is the fastest, most reliable, and overall best digital assistant out there. So, when I started building my smart home, the decision of which assistant to build it on was an easy one.
Nine times out of 10, when I issue a voice command, my smart home does exactly what I want. When I say, “Hey Google, turn on the bedroom lights,” the bedroom lights come on almost instantaneously. I use the Philips Hue system, so I can even say things like “set the lights to 25%” if they are too bright, or even “turn the bedroom lights yellow” if I feel like my head is hurting from the cold coloring. It’s great.