Tech Giants Are Working Together to Get All Your Smart Home Devices to Talk

Apple, Amazon, Google, and the Zigbee Alliance are talking in tandem in new Connected Home over IP group

Triptych product shots of Amazon Echo, Apple HomePod, and Google Home
The members of the Connected Home over IP working group want to simplify smart home devices for both manufacturers and consumers. Getty Images

Tech devices have been in the top five most purchased gifts for the past two years, according to a Google/Ipsos survey. Those tech gifts may live in an interconnected “smart home” system—devices that work in tune with Amazon’s Alexa, Apple’s Siri, Google’s Assistant or other, similar, personal tech tools.

@klundster Kathryn Lundstrom is Adweek's breaking news reporter based in Austin.