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    GE smartens up its large appliances with IFTTT support - CNET


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    GE just introduced three more IFTTT channels to its existing lineup, making it the very first manufacturer to offer the open-API smart home service for every large appliance category. GE now has perhaps the broadest line-up of connected home appliances, with support for everything from cooking appliances, refrigerators and dishwashers, to washers, dryers and water heaters.

    For the most part, I'm yet to be convinced by how well these large appliances can integrate with the smart home. Many manufacturers offer some form of connected integration on selected large appliances, but their utility has been underwhelming -- I've seen clunky apps, outdated LCD interfaces and worse. These poor attempts at connecting up appliances that are already expensive can have the unintended effect of making them much less appealing.

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