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LG Air Conditioning expands 'smart home' connectivity

Wi-Fi is built into virtually all of LG's 2018 appliances.

LG Electronics USA Air Conditioning Technologies released a host of innovations to its smart appliances at the recent 2018 AHR Expo that are compatible with Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa for eligible Android and iOS smartphones.

With an extensive range of smart devices available, LG is offering consumers more ways to control their home and enjoy the benefits of a connected home experience. Wi-Fi is built into virtually all of its 2018 appliances. 

At AHR Expo, LG showcased multiple solutions for engineers, contractors, distributors and other trade professionals:

Voice-enabled control with Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa: LG smart appliance owners can now have the Google Assistant or Amazon Alexa help them around the house with their connected LG appliances. For example, they can use simple voice commands from anywhere within range of the Google Assistant or Amazon Alexa (or on their smartphone) to adjust thermostat settings on their LG air conditioner, check the time remaining during wash cycles on their washing machine, ask their LG refrigerator to make more ice, turn off their range after cooking, and even check the air quality level in their home using their LG air purifier.

Simple set up with one centralized app: Setup is simple and convenient with the free LG SmartThinQ app, available for Android and iOS. With just one app, users can control the entire lineup of LG smart appliances in their home —turning on the air conditioner, preheating the oven on the way home from work, or checking the remaining laundry time while at the gym.

Committed to its “Open Partnership-Open Platform-Open Connectivity” strategy, LG is building a smart ecosystem with an expansive connected appliance lineup that includes products for the kitchen, laundry room and throughout the home with air conditioners, vacuums and more. In addition to Google and Amazon, LG’s Open Partnerships will include others to meet the needs and preferences of smart home adopters.

“Now that we have expanded our Wi-Fi capability to 13 more indoor units, nearly all of our indoor units, including ducted and duct-free models, are connected in the LG smart home ecosystem,” said Kevin McNamara, senior vice president, LG Air Conditioning Technologies.

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