Twice a month I answer reader questions on the smart home over at PCMag. Here’s the latest installment:
I’ll soon be getting a Google Home and am ready to start diving into the world of the Connected Home. I’ll be starting with connected light bulbs, so the Philips Hue lights came to mind. But when I started looking into it more, I find myself a bit overwhelmed. Hue, GE Link, Samsung SmartThings, hubs, ZigBee, and other protocols…. AHHH! As I said, I’d like to start with lighting, but don’t want to limit myself from expanding into other things. Do you have any recommendations on where to begin?
—Mike D. from Red Bud, IL.
To find out what I told Mike and the answer to a pressing question about why smart light bulbs and switches won’t play nicely, visit PCMag where you can find my latest column answering your smart home questions. Read more …