Photos: 10 ways professionals can get more out of their voice assistants

1. Control your lighting

As Amazon Alexa and Google Home devices grow in consumer popularity, more business professionals are using them in the office and at home. Here are 10 ways to amp up how you use your voice assistant.

If you have a Google Home device and smart lighting from Philips Hue, you can easily turn off or customize your office or home lighting. From the Google Home app, you can create rooms and assign lights to their location to specifically turn off the lights in the kitchen or change the color of the lights in the living room.

SEE: How to optimize the smart office (ZDNet special report) | Download the report as a PDF (TechRepublic)

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By Olivia Krauth

Olivia Krauth is an Education Reporter at Insider Louisville.