I have always loved throwing a great party. However, unlike many people, I enjoy planning the parties even more than I do hosting them and mixing and mingling with my guests. While I enjoy decorating and preparing food to serve my guests, my favorite aspect of a party to plan is the entertainment. I have hired DJs, live bands, and even magicians. While many people think that magicians are just for children's parties, I have a favorite magician who never fails to entertain my group of adult friends. I love party planning so much that I decided to create a blog to share my party planning tips on with a focus on party entertainment!
Installing smart devices into your home can give you peace of mind, such as when installing a smart security system. They can also help to do minor tasks like turning on lights and even letting you know what you need to buy at the grocery store because you are running low. You can also make a great entertainment system that is completely automated.
Here are the essential devices you need for a great automated entertainment system for your home.
Entertainment systems of the past had large bulky speakers so you could hear your music from anywhere in the house. Now, all you need is a smart speaker or two to play your favorite songs or podcasts from any room in your house.
You have a few you can choose from, such as Amazon Alexa, Echo Dot, or Google Home. You could buy smart speakers to pare with your smartphone too, such as with Apple HomePod.
If you are cleaning your home or in your room and don't want to head to the TV to watch music videos on Youtube, then you will need a smart display. A smart display connects remotely to your Internet connection and lets you watch whatever video you might like. You can also surf your favorite websites too, from Facebook to cooking websites.
If your home is also connected to a smart security system, it can connect and be a visual display for a doorbell camera. There are a few smart displays to choose from, but Amazon Echo Show and Google Nest Hub are favorites.
Smart lightbulbs are an essential part of an entertainment system because they set the mood for a party or outdoor backyard. You can definitely connect smart lightbulbs to your backyard setting or even as exterior lighting surrounding your home.
There is a wide range of lights to choose from such as floodlights, regular lightbulbs for your house, light strips, and path lighting. If you want color-changing bulbs, you have that option too. Some of the more popular brands of smart lights are Phillips Hue Smart Light and Wyze Bulb.
A smart TV can complete your entertainment system, and there are plenty to choose from. You could have a screen that drops down from the ceiling by remote control and can double as your security system's display. You could also eliminate any Blu Ray players or cable boxes because the TV is connected directly to your cable or Internet connection to stream movies or TV shows.
For more information about the features and options you may want in your home, work with local home automation services.