“My team is playing tonight. Ok, Google, set the living room lights to red” (CNW Group/Philips Lighting)

Philips Lighting announced that the Philips Hue connected lighting system operates seamlessly with Google’s voice-activated smart speaker, Google Home, which is now available in Canada. The speaker is powered by the Google Assistant that answers your questions and helps you get things done. Customers in Canada will be able to use Google Home to control their lights.

Not only can you switch your Philips Hue lights on/off using Google Home but you can also dim them, and select your desired light colour to create the right ambiance in your home. If you require a light to set the mood for a dinner party, for example, simply ask Google Home: “Ok Google dim my dining room lights to 20 per cent.” Immediately, you will be bathed in a cozy dimmed light to make your guests feel relaxed and at home. Or, if you want a splash of colour, you can tell Google Assistant to match your living room lights with your favorite sports team’s colours when watching the action on TV, creating a fun game-viewing experience.

Google Home retails for $179 and is now available in Canada.