WiFi Smart Electric Fireplace: Control the Fire with Your Phone

Do you want a next-generation fireplace with all the latest high tech features? The new Sideline Elite has realistic flames, 60 color combinations, a powerful heater, timer–and now you can control it with your smartphone!

Smart Electric Fireplace that You Can Control with Your Phone

These Electric Fireplaces are Ultra-Convenient & Easy to Install:

In addition to your smartphone, this Wi-Fi-enabled fireplace works with Alexa and Google Home as well. Lighting and putting out a fire has never been easier. Plus, you can set the built-in timer to automatically shut off the fireplace by itself.

Also don’t forget, you don’t have to deal with smoke, cleaning up ashes or continually buying wood. Electric fireplaces are clean-burning, so you don’t have to worry about emissions, venting or cleaning the flue.


Touchstone’s electric fireplace insert is designed for effortless installation, removing the need for the intricate and costly venting systems required by traditional gas or wood-burning fireplaces.

Electric Fireplace with Custom-Built Stone Mantel

Achieving a clean, built-in look is straightforward—simply recess the fireplace into a wall. Many homeowners opt to enhance the aesthetic appeal by constructing a custom framework around the unit. This framework can be finished with various materials such as stone, tile, or wood planks, adding a touch of personal style and creating a prominent focal point in the room.

The flexibility of the firebox installation is one of its key features. It comes hardwire-ready, allowing for a seamless integration into your home’s electrical system. For those who prefer a simpler setup, the firebox can also be plugged into a standard electrical outlet. This dual capability ensures that you can choose the installation method that best suits your needs and technical expertise.

Furthermore, if recessing the unit into the wall is not feasible or desirable, the fireplace offers the option of being mounted directly on the wall. This provides even more versatility in terms of placement and design, making it suitable for a variety of room layouts and styles. Whether you aim for a traditional, rustic look with a stone mantel or a sleek, modern aesthetic with tile or wood, this electric fireplace can be adapted to match your vision.

Smart Fireplace with Surround Mantel Package for Quick, Easy Plug-in Installation

Note: Alternatively, you can get a  50″ electric fireplace WITH a surround mantel. Therefore, you don’t have to cut a hole in your wall or build a framework around your firebox to achieve that finished look.

This all-in-one package includes both the fireplace and surround mantel, AND you can plug it into a standard 120V outlet (that you can conveniently hide behind the fireplace).

WiFi Connectivity & Device Compatibility:

The smart firebox seamlessly integrates with your home Wi-Fi, providing smooth compatibility with both Alexa and Google Home for effortless voice control. You can adjust the fireplace settings simply by speaking commands such as “Alexa, turn on the fireplace” or “Hey Google, set the fireplace to medium heat,” making it incredibly convenient to operate.

While the Wi-Fi connection is typically reliable, occasional network hiccups may occur, as is common with any Wi-Fi-dependent device. Despite this, the overall design ensures that the fireplace remains a cohesive part of your smart home ecosystem, enhancing both comfort and convenience. This integration allows you to control the fireplace remotely through your smartphone, enabling you to set the mood or adjust the temperature even when you’re not in the room.

Is it Easy to Use? Operating the Touchstone Sideline Elite is simple and user-friendly. You can control it via a dedicated mobile app, allowing remote operation from your smartphone or tablet. In addition, it seamlessly integrates with voice command systems like Alexa and Google Home for hands-free control, enhancing your convenience and comfort.

Are Electric Fireboxes Energy Efficient? How Much Do They Cost to Run?

The Sideline Elite Electric Fireplace is energy-efficient, consuming about as much energy as a standard light bulb in the flame-only setting. Depending on how much you use it and the energy rate in your area, typical usage costs run between 8 to 23 cents per hour. You can calculate your fireplace usage costs here.

In addition, it offers adjustable heat settings, allowing you to manage temperatures for energy savings. Moreover, it includes a 750 watt energy-saving mode to further optimize efficiency and reduce power consumption while providing cozy warmth.

Get More for Your Money with Touchstone Fireplaces:

Realistic Flames in Sideline Elite Electric Wall Fireplace

Just like all Touchstone electric fireplaces, this unit has the premium lifelike multi-tone flames that sway and flicker. The firebox also appears to have a real glowing ember bed that gives even more dimension the fire.

However, these “Smart Fireplaces” now allow you to conveniently control your fireplace using your smart phone, Alexa or Google Home. That said, you still can control the fire with the included remote control or the discreet control panel located on the front of the unit.

Furthermore, the frame size is smaller than older models, making the firebox area larger. In other words, the fireplace appears larger and more impressive. In my opinion, it’s like getting more fireplace for your money.

On top of that, you get more color options. For example, both the flames and the glass crystals have their own light settings independent of each other. Therefore, you can choose from 60 different color combinations (and flame speed and brightness) to set the mood for your evening.

Note: The Sideline Elite does include heat, which comes out of the top front vent. You can heat a 400 square foot room or enjoy the flames without using the heater.


  • Dimensions: 59 3/4″ Wide x 5 1/2″ Deep x 19 1/4″ Tall
  • Firebox Size: 58 7/16″ Wide x 18″ High
  • Installation: Recess or Hang on Wall
  • Weight: 62 lbs
  • Frame Color: Black
  • Heating Area: 400 Square Feet
  • 2 Heat Settings: High and Low
  • Wattage: 1500 Watts
  • BTU’s: 5,118
  • Voltage: 120 Volts
  • Power: Plug-In or Hardwire
  • Thermostat (68 – 88 degrees F)
  • Timer: YesSmart Fireplace Wall Insert - Smartphone Compatible
  • Vent-Free
  • Remote Control: Yes
  • Includes Log Set, Crystals & Driftwood
  • Installation Manual
  • 1 Year Warranty
  • Model #: 80037
  • Manufacturer: Touchstone Home Products
  • Tech Support Phone: 800-215-1990
  • For Sale: Where to Buy the Sideline Elite Fireplace

The Bottom Line:

This advanced firebox offers a perfect blend of high-tech features and ease of use, making it a worthwhile investment for modern homes. With realistic flames, 60 color combinations, and compatibility with smart home systems like Alexa and Google Home, this fireplace combines aesthetics with functionality.

Its energy-efficient design, built-in thermostat, and timer help manage heating costs, while the easy installation options and cool-to-the-touch surface ensure safety and convenience. Overall, the Sideline provides a smart, stylish, and efficient solution for enhancing your living space.

Last Updated June 5, 2024