Can you identify all the smart home products your voice assistant can control? Almost 70 per cent can't

Most of us don't know what our voice assistants are capable of, according to a new survey by the Real Homes Show

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We all know that Alexa, Siri and Google Assistant can play music for us or check the weather, but can you correctly guess all the other smart home items they can control? 

As part of National Smart Home Month, the Real Homes Show carried out a survey on tech usage. Of the thousands we asked, only 30 per cent correctly guessed which items from the following list could be controlled by a voice assistant or smart speaker. How would you get on? 

Simply select all of the smart products in the list below that you think can be controlled by a voice assistant:

  • Heating
  • Lighting
  • Security camera
  • Oven
  • Plugs
  • Blinds
  • Fridge
  • Washing machine
  • Doorbell
  • Lock
  • Robot vacuum cleaner
  • Automated pet feeder
  • All of the above

The correct answer is that all of them can be controlled using your voice assistant if you have the right products and apps. 

To help make home tech easier to understand, we've created a special episode of the Real Homes Show, in partnership with our colleagues TechRadar. Watch now for tech expert James Peckham explaining what a smart home is, how it'll make your life easier, and how to get started.

Laura Crombie

Laura Crombie is a journalist and TV presenter. She has written about homes and interiors for the last 17 years and was Editor of Real Homes before taking on her current position as Content Director for Country Homes & Interiors, 25 Beautiful Homes Period Living and Style at Home. She's an experienced home renovator and is currently DIY-renovating a 1960s house in Worcestershire. She's been quoted on home design and renovating in The Times, The Guardian, The Metro and more. She's also a TV presenter for QVC and has been a commentator for Channel 4 at Crufts dog show.