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Best home automation voice control?

Alexa / Amazon Echo Dot / Google Home or other?

Currently I have a hand full of z-wave light switches and dimmers, and I'm using a Samsung Smartthings v2 hub. I'm going through the house one room at a time. Later I want to add thermostats, door locks and cameras.

Wife thinks Alexa records everything said in the house....
I know my tinfoil lined underpants prevent that but....

Sony UBP-X800 UHDBDP, Marantz 7010, 7.2.4 w/ Yamaha NS-IW960 L/C/R, NS-IW660 SR/SL/RR/RL, & 4 NS-IC800s, 2 Polk PSW110 subs. Samsung 6 series 65 in 4K TV. Waiting for 100-120 in 4K HDR wallpaper TVs to be affordable.

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You will not go wrong with

You will not go wrong with either. Currently, Alexa is ahead of the game, but I'm sure Google will quickly catch up. I prefer the "more human" Alexa.

https://www.techworld.com/security/does-amazon-alexa-listen-to-my-conversations-3661967/

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bigboss wrote:

bigboss wrote:

You will not go wrong with either. Currently, Alexa is ahead of the game, but I'm sure Google will quickly catch up. I prefer the "more human" Alexa.

https://www.techworld.com/security/does-amazon-alexa-listen-to-my-conver...

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Had to get the Google.

Had to get the Google. Apparently the wife has a thing about some woman called Alexa she knew years ago. Wimmin, huh?

Anyway the Google is working fine. Somehow sounding a little robotic is a little less unnerving too.

Now all I need to do is sort out the light switch names so they're less ambiguous and get the Samsung Smartthings hubs to "see" the Samsung TV's...

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Yes.

Benedict_Arnold wrote:

Apparently the wife has a thing about some woman called Alexa she knew years ago. Wimmin, huh?

 

Yep, that's the best home voice control. Don't argue with her, ever!

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Benedict_Arnold wrote:

Benedict_Arnold wrote:

Apparently the wife has a thing about some woman called Alexa she knew years ago.


You can change the wake word to "Computer" instead of Alexa.
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