How to Start a Smart Home in 2021

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How to start or expand your smart home in 2021 – should you use a company or do it yourself? What’s new with smart home tech this year? What kind of devices should you get for your smart home?

Chapters:
0:00 Intro
0:22 Choosing a smart home platform
1:12 Apple, Amazon and Google’s platforms
1:55 Can you use multiple platforms?
2:15 Smart Home device compatibility
2:47 Project Connected Home over IP
3:23 What is Zigbee?
4:34 Are smart home hubs still needed?
5:25 Smart Home device type categories
5:43 Whole Home Audio
6:47 Controlling TVs and Media rooms
8:03 Smart lights
9:24 Smart light accessories
9:40 Smart light switches
10:10 Smart thermostats
10:58 Smart Home security systems
12:20 Smart Home appliances & accessories
13:09 Automating your smart home
14:23 Closing thoughts

Smart home products/related videos:

Smart Speakers –

Amazon Echo: https://amzn.to/2YdQ5gh
Amazon Echo review: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=STqJH
Amazon Echo Dot vs. Google Nest Mini: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HvAkZaP35Qc&t=290s
Amazon Echo Show: https://amzn.to/2Yb8drb

Google Nest Hub review: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jBn-Qd0cgHo&t=11s

Google Nest Hub Max Review – 6 Months Later: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jl9oJEldhFc&t=20s

Google Nest Mini Review – 6 Months Later: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jn5aGwVGkDw&t=2s

Google Home Max review: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R0bH1

Google Nest Audio: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dUP6cIVzzf8&t=1s

Media devices –
Amazon Fire TV Stick: https://amzn.to/2SoOSxB
Amazon Fire TV Cube: https://amzn.to/2O39vRb
Google Chromecast with Google TV – What’s New: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MaO1LntV8tM&t=14s

Apple TV review: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=okKR-
Apple TV: https://www.apple.com/tv/

Smart Lights –
Phillips Hue starter pack : https://amzn.to/2XXDVcs
Phillips Hue lighting system review: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uiR7e
GE stater pack: https://amzn.to/2LvrBJF
Ikea bulbs starter pack: https://amzn.to/2LvsUZ7

Climate Control devices –
Nest 3rd Gen Smart Thermostat: https://amzn.to/2XPYqYc
Ecobee Thermostat Review: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NYZQL
Ecobee 4 Smart Thermostat: https://amzn.to/2JVBGfT
Honeywell Lyric Smart Thermostat: https://amzn.to/2Sprvnv

Smart Home Security Systems –
Ring Doorbell: https://amzn.to/2SnR08A
Nest Hello Doorbell: https://amzn.to/2XSQB41
Simply Safe: https://amzn.to/2JSv6Xh

Smart Home Appliances/Accessories –
TP Link smart switch: https://amzn.to/2SshdTO

Serena Smart Wood Blinds by Lutron Review – 6 Months Later:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cou-wVNxYmY&t=24s

iRobot Roomba vaccum cleaner: https://amzn.to/2XNzFvM
iRobot i7+ robotic vacuum cleaner review – 6 Months Later: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7NW1BxPuwAk&t=21s

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