Playa Vista, Calif. – January 24, 2017 - Wemo®, the award-winning smart home brand from Belkin International, today announced that integration with the Google Assistant on Google Home is now live. With this new integration, all Wemo switches will work with the Google Assistant on Google Home, and soon with the Google Assistant on Pixel, giving users hands-free, seamless control of their lights, fans and other household electronics using just their voice. Wemo products included in the integration are the Wemo Mini, Wemo Switch, Wemo Insight Switch, and Wemo Light Switch.

“Voice control continues to be a major driver of smart home integration, and we’re thrilled to expand our voice offerings with the Google Assistant on Google Home,” said Brian Van Harlingen, Chief Technology Officer for Wemo. “The ability to use voice control with Wemo devices is another example of how we aim to make the smart home more accessible and fun for our users.”

Wemo works with Google Home today and will soon work with Pixel phone via the Google Assistant’s industry-leading natural language processing technology, so users can reliably control any Wemo-connected device using natural speech, not pre-set commands. Simply say, “Ok Google,” followed by a request such as, “turn on the fan,” and a Wemo-controlled fan will turn on. With Wemo and the Google Assistant, it’s easy to control almost any electronic device with an on/off switch, as well as built-in light fixtures like overhead lights, chandeliers and porch lights. The Google Assistant also allows users to group Wemo devices together to control entire rooms or scenarios with a single statement. For example, saying “Ok Google, turn on the living room,” can power on table lamps, overhead lights, and a window AC unit at the same time.

Availability
Wemo compatibility for the Google Assistant on Google Home is available now and is enabled via the Google Home App and Wemo firmware version 10885 or higher for both iOS and Android, which is available now. Pixel integration is coming soon. Wemo products are available at Belkin.com, Amazon.com and major retailers worldwide. More information can be found here.

About WeMo
Wemo, the award-winning home automation brand from Belkin International, is the simple way to a smarter home. Wemo products let users control their household stuff right from their phone from anywhere. Approachable and fun to use, Wemo smart plugs, switches, lighting products and cameras provide easy solutions to everyday tasks. To learn more about WeMo visit http://wemo.com. Like us on Facebook at Facebook.com/Wemo, and follow us on Twitter at Twitter.com/Wemo, and Instagram at Instagram.com/Wemo.

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