Smart homes are not a thing for the future anymore, it is the present time’s requirement. Aside from making our lives easier with its intelligent technology, smart homes that are installed with smart devices has a boost in their property value. Being the first room that is noticed in any home, the living room/area has a lot of expectations to meet. And that too, not just your expectations. A living room is the first thing accessible to your guests, so you should also keep them in mind while designing. Even though there are plenty of smart devices in the market for the living room designed to meet the requirements, this blog has narrowed down a list of the best smart home devices for the living room.

This blog is a part of a series of blogs that have till now named the best smart home devices for various rooms such as bathrooms, kitchens, and bedrooms. So, for a project spanning the transformation of the entire house into a smart home, you can complement reading this blog with the other blogs in the series. 

An ideal smart device for a living room should satisfy at least one of the requirements like appeal, benefit, convenience, or entertainment benefit. Now the stage is set, the following are the top smart home devices for the living room (in no particular order). 

Lopi Probuilder 72 Linear GSB

A fireplace installed in the living room really changes the look and feel of the room for the better. The next excuse for having a fireplace is that the natural warmth produced from the fire is more preferred to some people. But the only drag is that the fireplace burned with the wood and charcoal is not friendly to the environment. This is why Lopi Probuilder 72 Linear GSB is an excellent environment-safe alternative to the traditional fireplace. It is a linear best-valued gas fireplace with the best craftsmanship. You can now bring a different kind of beauty to your living room with dancing flames of the 1.8-meters wide, sleek design. Probuilder 72 can be controlled by the GreenSmart remote control. Its quiet twin fans increase the air distribution, and the optional CoolSmart wall allows you to install a TV or painting right above the fireplace. 

Shark IQ Robot Self-Empty XL R101AE

An average person spends around 4 hours/day in their living room. This is the highest you spend in any room when you are not sleeping. So, it is expected to get a little messy. But with Shark IQ Robot Self-Empty XL R101AE, this problem is solved. Where most of the vacuum robots fail is in their requirement of manual intervention to clean or empty the machine. This is why the Shark IQ robot stands above most other vacuum robots. Shark IQ robot has self-cleaning brush rolls and a self-emptying base. It has the ability to map your entire house, and you can even set virtual zones in the same room to clean or to ignore. In the Shark IQ robot, you can schedule the cleaning timing and control them at other times using Alexa or Google Assistant. It moves smoothly on all kinds of floors with ease, so you don’t have to worry about it getting stuck. 

Fire TV Stick (3rd Gen, 2021) with all-new Alexa Voice Remote

Suppose you have a smart TV installed in your living room (why wouldn’t you), then you can supplement its advantages using the Amazon Fire TV stick. And if you don’t have a smart TV and you are not ready to make that purchase at this point, you can get all the smart TV features in your existing TV by plugging it with the Fire TV stick. Fire TV stick comes with the Alexa voice remote through which you can control your TV set using voice commands. It is a budget-friendly way to get all the smart TV streaming experience. This makes a perfect choice if you are considering swapping your cable connection to premium streaming services such as Hulu, Netflix, Sling TV, etc. 

Sonos Arc Dolby Atmos Soundbar

When you get the visuals just right, the next step is to get the sound on its level. Sonos Arc will provide you with Dolby Atmos sound quality, so you and your guest can enjoy “Terminator 2” fullest over a can of Pepsi and a box of freshly popped popcorn. You can link up Sonos arc with any streaming audio of your choice. This soundbar is wireless as it is smart, giving you a clean and stylish look for your guest to appreciate. Aside from that, it is compatible with voice commands. You can voice control Sonos Arc using Alexa or Google Assistant. And by installing Sonos Arc, you can eliminate any additional need for a smart hub. Sonos Arc is fully equipped to function as a smart speaker hub for your living room. 

Ecobee Smart Thermostat with Voice Control

As we have mentioned multiple times how good Google Nest thermostat is, we take this opportunity to spotlight another smart thermostat that requires an equal amount of recognition. The latest version of the Echobee smart thermostat offers a lot more features than its predecessor, which was Ecobee4. Ecobee beefed up its efficiency with the Alexa and voice control feature on this upgrade. You can control your Ecobee smart thermostat using Alexa as well as Siri. This version of Ecobee allows multiple third-party integrations, which gives you the flexibility to add much variety of smart devices from multiple manufacturers to your smart home. This easy to install smart thermostat can work with dual-band WiFi and has enhanced audio components. The user-friendly app and remote room sensor that Ecobee offers make this thermostat a perfect contender for Google Nest’s throne.

To Wrap it up,

You don’t need to bring down your wall or open them up to integrate smart devices into your living room. Most of them are easy to install, or you can find professionals in the market to do the installation for you, so no great changes to home architecture are needed. Living area/room is an important part of your everyday life as you spend a good amount of waking time in them. By integrating the above mentioned smart devices in your living room, you can make them more relaxing, appealing, comfortable and entertaining. 

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