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How Technology Can Enhance Thanksgiving


The holidays are nearly here, which means you'll be celebrating Thanksgiving in just a few weeks. Aside from being connected to loved ones whom you may not have seen since the last holiday celebrations, it also takes a lot of prep. Everything from cooking the array of food (and making sure the turkey is perfectly cooked) to decorating the house and setting the table, you want to make sure your Thanksgiving is perfect. Something you may not be aware of? This perfect setup should include technological advancements.


Whether you're hosting, going over to a loved one's house, or setting up a virtual celebration this year, you want to get that holiday atmosphere perfect. Thanks to the latest technology, you can have a Thanksgiving that is special and can connect you in more ways than one. Check out how technology can advance your Thanksgiving.

Family Holiday Zoom Event Setup Technology

Video Chat Platforms

If you're unable to make it to your family's house this year, there are luckily other ways you can get together thanks to the beauty of technology. By setting up a video chat platform, you can connect with loved ones from miles away. Whether that be a town over, state over, or even in another country, you'll be able to connect and even have them at the dinner table, even if you're not physically there.


Some video chat platforms to consider:

  • Google Hangouts

  • Zoom

  • Skype

  • Google Nest

  • Amazon Echo

  • Amazon Alexa App

Smart Speakers

Fill the room with music to entertain your guests all through voice command with a smart speaker. These loudspeakers offer a virtual assistant that gives you a hands-off experience, perfect for if you're sitting at the table eating your dinner.


Call out to your speaker to lower the music so you can hear each other's conversations, turn it up once dining is over, or change the song to something more relaxed or fun. This is an easy way to give you control of your house while you host, without any of the hassles!


Smart Lighting

Maybe you're eating lunch/dinner at 2 PM and it's still light outside, so you don't need any bright lights in the dining room. Or, maybe you're eating later in the evening so you need lighting in the house. A smart lighting system helps set the mood of your Thanksgiving feast to whatever you want it to be. Bright, dim, no lights at all, you can control what you want to do.


You'll be able to control your lights based on voice commands or an app when integrated into a smart home system, such as Alexa or Google Nest, making for one less stressful thing to do during the holidays (because as much as we love this time of year, it can definitely get hectic)integrated.


Interested in Learning More?

Contact ATI today for a zero-pressure consultation to discover what solutions may be best to help accomplish your technology needs. We look forward to speaking with you soon.











James Needham

Owner and CEO, ATI




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