Smart home devices and speakers have become very popular. Whatever you want to call them – smart speakers, virtual assistants, smart home speakers – these popular devices are pretty cool, unbelievably handy, and pretty capable.
Many now consider smart speakers to be the future of automation. With capabilities to manage your schedule, record your shopping list and even get better adapted your preferences over time.
This article will link you to the correct set-up and security documentation for a few of the most popular smart speakers on the market.
"HomePod is a breakthrough speaker that adapts to its location and delivers high-fidelity audio wherever it’s playing. Together with Apple Music and Siri, it creates an entirely new way for you to discover and interact with music at home. And it can help you with everyday tasks — and control your smart home — all with just your voice." -Apple
How to set up HomePod: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT208241
HomePod must be initially set up through an iOS device connected to CAGuest. But after the initial setup, you can switch to your iOS device to CASecure.
How to change sharing settings on HomePod: https://support.apple.com/kb/HT204893#share
"Amazon Echo is a hands-free speaker you control with your voice. Echo connects to the Alexa Voice Service to play music, make calls, send and receive messages, provide information, news, sports scores, weather, and more—instantly. All you have to do is ask." -Amazon
How to set up Amazon Echo (Generation 1): https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=201601770
How to set up Amazon Echo (Generation 2): https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/ref=hp_left_v4_sib?ie=UTF8&nodeId=202189140
How to connect your Echo to Wi-Fi: https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=202179270
Google Home is a voice-activated speaker powered by the Google Assistant. Get answers straight from Google, manage your everyday tasks, and easily control smart devices around the home.
How to set up a Google Home device: https://support.google.com/googlehome/answer/7029485?hl=en&ref_topic=7196250
HomePod must be initially set up through a device connected to CAGuest.