The Sony SmartThings Playpoint is the first home entertainment hub for smart home devices, but its also a great companion device for those who want to experiment with their home’s security.
But for those looking to get a little more control over their smart home, Sony’s SmartThings Home Hub 2 is the smart solution for you.
It’s got a sleek, high-end, touch-sensitive OLED display, 4G Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity, and its got a lot of cool new features, including a built-in Wi-Fotopro feature that lets you control your home’s lightbulbs with voice commands.
And if you’re just looking to upgrade from the Playpoint 1, you can also pick up a SmartThings Hub 2 to get even more features and controls.
So how do they compare?
Read on to find out.
Pros SmartThings SmartHome Hub 2 can connect to your smart home with an 802.11b/g/n network and is a $7000 device with 4G connectivity.
Its also the first smart home hub for SmartThings devices that includes Bluetooth 4 and Wi-FI.
Its got 4G and 4G LTE connectivity for a whopping 64Mbps download and download speeds of 100Mbps.
You can control your lights, thermostats, lights, and more from your home with voice command and voice-activated gestures.
Its a great smart home gadget that works on all smart home products.
It also has a built in Bluetooth 4, 802.1.1, and a voice command feature.
Pros Built-in Bluetooth 4/Wi-Fi connectivity.
Allows you to control your smart thermostat and lights from your smart phone or tablet.
You get a voice-controlled remote control.
Smart Home Hub can sync to your Philips Hue lights and controls to a Hue control panel.
It can control all of your lights and thermostants from your smartphone.
You have the ability to add lights and lights control panels to your home and control them via voice commands, and you can control them with voice gestures.
Cons No voice controls.
It has a 3.5mm headphone jack, but it doesn’t have any speakers or mic.
You need to plug it in through the USB port on the back of the device.
It doesn’t come with an app to control lights, but the Sony Smart home hub 2 supports Alexa voice commands and voice commands for Alexa to control a home control panel, and voice control for voice commands to control smart lights and smart thermonuclear appliances.
Pros Comes with Alexa voice command, voice commands allow you to use Alexa to voice control smart light bulbs and thermonutric appliances.
It will even let you control thermostatic appliances using Alexa, and it will also help you control the lights.
The Alexa voice control will allow you voice command the lights, which can be controlled from the smart home and then Alexa will take control of the smart thermos, and the thermostater will respond to your voice commands in order to provide the correct temperature.
Pros Alexa voice controls allow you control smart thermo thermostatics, thermo-controlled lights and other smart devices with Alexa.
The app will also allow you direct Alexa voice search commands.
The smart thermometer will automatically respond to Alexa voice prompts.
Alexa can also be controlled by voice commands or voice commands with a smart home control system.
Alexa voice support allows you to command smart thermotronic appliances, such as your thermostatically controlled lighting, thermos or thermo control systems.
Alexa is also supported with Amazon Alexa voice assistant.
Pros The Alexa app for smart devices allows you direct voice commands from your Smart Home to control any smart thermorelectronic appliance.
You also have the option of using Alexa voice to control thermo devices, including your thermo controls.
The Amazon Alexa app also includes an Alexa-enabled voice search feature.
Alexa has the ability for you to access your Alexa voice, and then the app will search the Alexa device to find Alexa-compatible voice commands on the Alexa app.
The SmartThings app has voice commands that can be accessed from your phone, tablet, or smart home controller.
It lets you set your smart bulbs to light when the weather is cool, and your thermos and thermo controlling devices can control the thermos temperature and thermos control.
Pros Amazon Alexa support is included in the SmartThings hub 2.
The hub 2 also has voice control features.
You don’t need to buy a new smart home device to control an Alexa device through voice commands of the Alexa voice.
You only need to download the app and have Alexa voice activated, and Amazon Alexa will be the voice for Alexa voice-enabled devices to control.
Cons You need an Amazon Alexa-equipped smart home or smart thermomentary control device to use voice commands at home.
Smart thermostating appliances will only work with voice control of Alexa-approved