Yonomi and ecobee Play Well Together
In our goal to help all of the best smart home devices on the market play well together, our team is proud to officially announce ecobee as the newest partner in the Yonomi smart home ecosystem.
While some users may have already noticed a change in the past few weeks, the ecobee3, ecobee3 lite, ecobee4, and ecobee Room Sensors are now discoverable in the Yonomi app for all users—no update required.
ecobee’s line of smart thermostats and sensors are compatible with new or existing Routines on your Yonomi account to add wonderful new levels of automation to your devices and bring your whole home to life.
Design Innovation at ecobee
While the market for smart thermostats has seen amazing innovation from all sides lately, it’s hard not to count Toronto’s ecobee among the best.
The ecobee3 set a new bar for smart thermostats by incorporating room sensors for wireless temperature monitoring and motion detection throughout the house. These sensors can automatically calibrate your heating and cooling system to reach the perfect climate in every room. Or, if no one is in a room at the moment, the ecobee3 knows to reduce power usage and save on energy bills.
The ecobee4 — released just last year — raised the bar again with built-in Alexa Voice Service. Now your thermostat can act just like any other Alexa-enabled device, delivering news and weather, shopping for home goods, and keeping you connected to all your favorite services through the Alexa Skill Store.
And with the Yonomi Alexa Skill, you can use your ecobee4 to control your entire smart home with the sound of your voice — no additional hardware required.
Setting Up ecobee With Yonomi
Once you have your ecobee thermostat and room sensors installed in your home, it’s simple to add them to your Yonomi account. The easiest way is to use the Device Discovery feature in the app.
If your Yonomi app hasn’t already discovered your ecobee devices during background discovery, just go to the Things tab and tap on the magnifying glass icon in the top right. In a few seconds your ecobee account should appear in the list and you can follow the instructions to link it to Yonomi.
Alternatively, you can go to Settings > Accounts & Hubs to link your ecobee account manually.
Adding ecobee to Your Routines
Unlocking the full potential of the Yonomi and ecobee integration is as simple as building a few new smart home Routines like the one below.
During these long winter nights there’s nothing better than staying in with friends and family and streaming one of your favorite movies. With Yonomi, ecobee, and a few other Yonomi-compatible devices, you can create a ‘Movie Night’ Routine that rivals the experience of any cineplex.
Movie Night Routine
Open the Yonomi app and create a Routine called “Movie Night” that includes the following activities:
- Logitech Harmony Hub turns on your TV and Apple TV
- Turn off living room Sonos PLAY:5
- Set living room Philips Hue LightStrip to dim purple
- Turn all other Philips Hue lights off
- Turn living room heat up to 74° using ecobee4
You can trigger your Movie Night Routine in the Yonomi app, using Yonomi on your smartwatch — or with Alexa and the ecobee4 — just saying, “Alexa, start Movie Night.”
Now if only we could figure out a way for the couch to pop its own popcorn…