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Here's what our readers think about being polite to smart home assistants

Manners matter. What you need to know More of our readers say "please" and "thank you" to smart home assistants than not. Users tend to say "thank you" more than "please" when asking to perform tasks. Roughly a quarter of responses think it's unnecessary to be polite with smart home assistants. We know that most of our readers use smart home products around the house, so over the weekend, we asked whether or not our readers say "please" and "thank you" to their smart home assistants like Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. We wanted to know if our readers thought it was important to practice good manners with some of the best smart speakers and displays since they make our lives just a bit easier. Out of more than 1200 responses, it seems our readers are more polite than not, with 35% and nearly 40% voting yes and sometimes, respectively. Only 24% voted no. Some users have commented that saying "please" and "thank you" to devices like the Nest Hub Max is pointless and akin to...

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