May 17thth, 2017
This story is up to date with new Google Home compatibility announcements from May 2017.
More appliance manufacturers than ever before are advertising "smart" connectivity, promising convenience features like remote control, automatic supply replenishment, or intelligent energy consumption. Each company also has its own word-soup of apps, standards, modules, hubs, and brands that might make the appliance smarter, but can certainly make a layman feel dumb. We’re here to demystify all that.
We’ve tested and reviewed smart appliances from almost every manufacturer, and we’ve spent years evaluating hundreds of traditional appliances in our state of the art labs. But since every manufacturer is handling the transition differently, the only way for us to provide a comprehensive guide is to go one by one. We’ll try to keep the list updated as details change.