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DIY smart home: Why I chose Echo Show over Google Nest Hub



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This story is part of an ongoing DIY smart home series. Remember to check out the final parts to follow the refurbishment process from start to finish.

If you are a visual person like I am, smart screens are appealing devices. They are like best smart speakers, but with tablets attached. For my ongoing DIY smart home project I had to decide which of the growing number of smart screens out there made the most sense for my connected room.

Smart screens are visual vehicles for Amazon and Google’s voice assistants. Between compatibility with voice commands and manual controls in the interface, a smart display can act as a one-stop smart home remote control. You can use it to turn on smart lights, manage routines and check your video doorbell. Most also support call and call or intercom functions.


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