Ecobee gives its HomeKit Smart Camera a $50 price cut, adds Spotify integration, more

Ecobee has announced that it is dropping the price of its premium Smart Camera with voice control from $179 to $129. This comes after the company rolled out HomeKit Secure Video last month, making the Smart Camera a more tempting option for HomeKit users.

When I reviewed the Ecobee Smart Camera last year, I noted that its $179 price point made it an expensive alternative to other smart cameras on the market. Even with its new $129 price tag, the Smart Camera is still on the premium side of the market, but much more reasonably so.

In addition to dropping the price, Ecobee has also added a handful of new features to the Smart Camera, including Spotify integration:

  • SmartFocus v2 to track the motion of multiple people and pans and zooms more smoothly.
  • Spotify Connect to stream anything from Spotify through SmartCamera with voice control.
  • Smoke Alarm Detection (with Haven subscription) to alert users and the family when the SmartCamera with voice controls hears the smoke alarm.

The Ecobee Smart Camera supports 1080p video with a 180-degree field, as well as panning, tilting, and zooming, though those features are not available via the Home app because of HomeKit limitations. It features a premium stainless steel and black design.

The Ecobee Smart Camera with voice control is available today at its new price point of $129. Users can ensure they have the latest software features through the Ecobee app for iOS.

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