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Ok, hey, hello: a voice assistant roundup

  • Wouldn't it be great if you could send an email, set the mood in your home, or activate your security system, just by asking? A voice assistant makes it possible, but which one is right for you?

    We've rounded up our favorite voice assistants that work with IFTTT to help you decide. Whether you're looking to purchase your first one or upgrade an existing model, read on to discover how these handy assistants work even better when paired with IFTTT.

    Google Assistant

    If you Google everything, this assistant might become your new favorite sidekick. With Google Assistant + IFTTT, you can arrange your day, enjoy entertainment, or control your smart home. Send texts, log notes into a spreadsheet, and more, when you integrate your Google Assistant devices with time-saving connections.

    One of the additional, exciting factors of the Google Assistant integration is the ability to

    Explore triggers including: Say a simple phrase: Create a custom phrase and let IFTTT do the rest. For example, say “Ok Google, I’m on my way home” to change your lightbulb to blue to let your family know you’re almost there. Say a phrase with a number or text ingredient: Send a tweet with specific information by using ingredients as part of your phrase.

    Check out our most useful (and fun) ways to connect Google Assistant with one of the Applets below.

    • Amazon Alexa

      If you want to make every task at work and at home a breeze, just ask Alexa. When connected to IFTTT, the possibilities are endless — from firing up the vacuum, kicking the kids off the internet to start chores, or keeping your to-do list on track.

      The Amazon Alexa service has over a dozen triggers, including the ability to modify or add to your shopping lists. create custom phrases, and modify settings in your home when your alarm goes off.

      Here’s a look at some of the most helpful ways to connect Amazon Alexa.

    • Siri

      Using Siri as a trigger for your smart devices and automations is easy using the Shortcuts app and Webhooks. Quickly set up and enable any combination of services by following the steps outlined in this help article.

    • Whichever voice assistant you choose, there's no limit to what you can accomplish when you connect it to IFTTT. For even more ways to put your voice assistant to work, check out our voice assistants collection.


      Want to do even more with IFTTT? Explore the possibilities and create powerful experiences by making your own Applets.


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