A smart home hub allows you to connect your smart devices into a single network to unlock almost endless features that make your life easier, organized, and more informed. “A smart home [powered by a standard smart hub] unlocks a host of services across a variety of devices to suit your changing needs from day-to-day,” says Bobby Rai, Product Business Leader at Google Nest.
We researched dozens of smart home hubs, including smart speakers and smart displays that double as one-stop smart home controllers, judging them on compatibility, connectivity, ease of use, and design. Our best overall pick is the Amazon Echo, which combines usability, features, and compatibility in a way that few other smart home hubs can.
Here are the best smart home hubs to suit all needs, smart home setups, and budgets.