The company announced today that customers will be able to use Siri to get hands-free help setting the temperature, sending an intercom message, and more. The software update is beginning to roll out now and will be available over the next few weeks for all customers.
By design, the SmartThermostat will send these requests through a customer’s HomePod mini on the same network, providing a level of privacy customers have come to expect from Apple. Users can also control the SmartThermostat using the Home app.
“We’re excited that customers will be able to talk to Siri directly from ecobee’s SmartThermostat with voice control, offering Apple customers a more seamless experience throughout the home. With every advancement to our products, we hope to make our customers’ lives better, with devices that bring even more comfort and convenience to each day. This new integration brings that promise to life by opening up new ways for our customers to control their home with our SmartThermostat,” said Stuart Lombard, ecobee Founder and CEO.
Pricing, Availability and Compatibility
The ecobee ENERGY STAR-certified SmartThermostat with voice control is currently on sale for $219.99, down from $249.99. To enable Siri you'll need an Apple HomePod mini and an iPhone with iOS 15 or later.