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Anyone here setup any home automation with Apple HomeKit? I’ve been looking into as something so start in the new year, just as hobby rather than a necessity.
 

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Anyone here setup any home automation with Apple HomeKit? I’ve been looking into as something so start in the new year, just as hobby rather than a necessity.
Alexa is far superior. There's no comparison. This is coming from someone who has a 5k iMac, iPhone XS Max, Apple Watch 4, Macbook Pro Retina, Apple TV.
 

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Alexa is far superior. There's no comparison. This is coming from someone who has a 5k iMac, iPhone XS Max, Apple Watch 4, Macbook Pro Retina, Apple TV.
I don’t have any Google tech. Does Alexa integrate with Mac? What’s so superior about Alexa? The devices, the features, UX, or what?
 

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I don’t have any Google tech. Does Alexa integrate with Mac? What’s so superior about Alexa? The devices, the features, UX, or what?
I bought a Sonos One. Alexa is faster, can answer a far wider range of questions, those to difference are monumental compared to Siri, much larger product compatibility (lights, thermostats, etc.).
 

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Isn’t Alexa “always listening and recording”? And it hasn’t been said on how long does it keep said recordings.... *puts on tin boat hat, backwards*
 

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I bought a Sonos One. Alexa is faster, can answer a far wider range of questions, those to difference are monumental compared to Siri, much larger product compatibility (lights, thermostats, etc.).
I’m not so worried about voice control. More device automation is what I’m looking at. Door/window sensors, camera, music, heating etc.
 

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Have you set any of it up? For either one?
I've researched for a while, but there's nothing in my home to automate other than "Alexa, play Summer playlist on 'Kitchen Sonos'." My buddy uses it to control his Xbox One X.