I’m a longtime smart home enthusiast having started with Philips Hue lights when they launched 5 years ago and an August lock when it was still a startup. I’ve since equipped my condo with 18 Philips Hue lights and light strips, a Honeywell Lyric thermostat, Nest Protect and Nestcams, August locks, Eve energy and windows & door sensors, Withings health products that interface with my home (red kitchen counter lights if I’m not meeting my weight goals), a Petnet to feed my dog and Click & Grows to feed me. Most recently, I added a HomePod to interface everything. I’ve gone all in with HomeKit and see the market completely exploding once iOS 12 is launched with Shortcuts that’ll make any smart home device with an app, technically HomeKit compatible. But yesterday, something disrupted that harmony and forced me to think differently. I won a Google Home in a raffle. I could have tried to trade it in and buy something else but now my curiosity has sparked. I wonder if HomeKit and Google Home can coexist. Google Assistant is well known to be better with information search. I’m thinking of keeping the Google Home by my bedside to ask it information about my day or random questions that I’d usually manually search Google for. I’ve performed some early compatibility tests and so far, it looks like they can coexist. I changed my home temperature with HomePod then asked Google for the current temperature and it correctly reported that it was cooling to 20°C. I turned on a light with Google Home and the HomeKit Home app on my iPhone showed the correct status. I’m beginning to explore what I can achieve with this setup and take advantage of each of HomeKit and Google Home’s strengths. Would love to hear your thoughts and suggestions. Follow this thread for updates.