How Do I: Set Up My Smart Speaker?

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.

Apple HomePod

"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

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

"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

Google Home

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.

HomePod must be initially set up through a device connected to CAGuest.

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