Xiaomi Smart Speaker (IR Control) can CONTROL anything that has a remote controller

    Xiaomi Smart Speaker (IR Control) features an IR sensor to control all home appliances compatible with IR remote controllers. Have a look.
    By: HT TECH
    | Updated on: Jul 15 2022, 16:36 IST
    Xiaomi Smart Speaker (IR control)
    Xiaomi Smart Speaker (IR control) can control legacy devices and home appliances with IR sensors. (Xiaomi)
    Xiaomi Smart Speaker (IR control)
    Xiaomi Smart Speaker (IR control) can control legacy devices and home appliances with IR sensors. (Xiaomi)

    Smart speakers don't truly make your home smart! They only work with devices and appliances that have a Wi-Fi module built-in and can be controlled by smart voice assistants. Xiaomi, however, says that its latest smart speaker can do that – it literally claims to control every device that has an infrared sensor based remote controller. Called the Xiaomi Smart Speaker (IR Control), the device can control all smart devices as well as non-smart devices, thanks to its IR sensor.

    The Xiaomi Smart Speaker (IR Control) comes at a price of Rs. 4,999, thereby making it among one of the more affordable smart home speakers to buy today. It will be available via Mi.com, Mi Homes, Flipkart. com and retail stores. As the name suggests, this is simply a smart speaker with a IR sensor control that can let you control conventional non-smart devices. The speaker is available in only a single black colour variant.

    Xiaomi Smart Speaker (IR Control) can control anything

    The Xiaomi Smart Speaker (IR Control) features an IR sensor that allows you to control all devices with an IR sensor. That means you will be able to control your AC, non-smart TV, and other conventional home appliances. Users will be able to use the on-board Google Assistant to control these products, and the setup process will be done via the Xiaomi Home app and Google Home app.

    Other than that, the speaker has a 360-degree speaker setup for a surround sound experience. It also features a digital clock on its face. Users can also have basic controls with the top-mounted buttons for Play/Pause, Volume up, Volume down, Mute. The speaker supports Google Assistant as the default voice assistant, which means it will work well with Android devices as well as Android TV devices. Users will also be able to stream music via Chromecast from the device. You can also pair two speakers for a stereo effect.

     

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    First Published Date: 15 Jul, 16:36 IST
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