Vizio, makers of the line of SmartCast connected TV’s, has announced that they have begun their highly anticipated rollout of HomeKit and AirPlay 2 to select models. The features, which were announced back in January of this year, have been in beta testing for the past several months, and work pretty much as advertised. Owners of capable televisions will gain remote control abilities through Apple’s … Continue reading Vizio’s Begins Rollout of HomeKit & AirPlay 2 TV Updates
Announced back in April of this year, Ikea has announced that their Sonos powered AirPlay 2 speakers are available now in stores worldwide. The unique partnership, which combines audio expertise from Sonos with Ikea’s low cost manufacturing models produced 2 distinct speakers under the name SYMFONISK. The cheaper of the two options, coming in at just $99 is a bookshelf speaker that is available in … Continue reading Ikea’s Sonos Powered AirPlay 2 Enabled Speakers Now Available
After a brief beta test starting back in May of this year, Nanoleaf has officially launched a new update for the company’s Canvas Light Tiles to enable each to act as a HomeKit button. This new functionality, which is available today as an update through the Nanoleaf app, will give owners of its 9 tile starter kits an additional 9 “buttons” in the iOS Home … Continue reading Nanoleaf Canvas Tiles Updated to Act as HomeKit Buttons
Neato Robotics is preparing to release Siri Shortcut capabilities for its line of connected vacuum cleaners this fall according to Engadget. This will mark the first known “official” instance of a robotic vacuum cleaner adding Shortcuts support, and it helps to fill the void in the space with regards to HomeKit. While Shortcuts is not full blown HomeKit integration, it will allow for convenient commands … Continue reading Neato Robotic Vacuums Adding Siri Shortcut Capabilities This Fall
First revealed in late June of this year, the Reagle Smart Lock is the debut device from the Taiwan based startup, PKinno. Designed as a replacement for your existing deadbolt, the Reagle Smart Lock is a complete solution for those wanting both a smart lock and a traditional pin code lock without having a separate smart attachment latching on to your existing hardware. The lock … Continue reading Reagle Smart Lock Review
General Electric, which recently made the HomeKit news rounds with an announcement of an updated line of window air conditioning units, is again making HomeKit news with a potentially new product. According to an anonymous tipster, G.E. has recently released a new portable air conditioner, with the model number APHD10AXWB exclusively to be sold at Walmart stores. The unit is marked as supporting both The … Continue reading HomeKit Support for G.E. Portable Air Conditioner Coming Soon?
Apple has released the latest rounds of iOS13 for iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV today, right at the two week mark from the previous builds. Developer beta 5 has brought with it some much needed bug fixes, cosmetic tweaks, and unfortunately, some regression with regards to automations and shortcuts. Apple’s tvOS beta update has also included a small reference to HomeKit as well. Let’s jump … Continue reading What’s New in the Home App in iOS13 Developer Beta 5?
With a few quick taps, you can invite guests, roomies, friends, and family to control your various HomeKit accessories. It’s a super simple process that’ll grant others the power to control your accessories. >Continue reading on iMore Continue reading How to Add Users to Your HomeKit Home
Apple’s Home app lets you choose your favorite accessories and scenes so you can have your most-used settings at the ready. They’ll also appear in Control Center, making it that much easier to adjust your home automation accessories no matter your current task. >Continue reading at iMore Continue reading How to set your favorite scenes and accessories in the Home app
Just a day after news broke from LG Australia’s Twitter Account that HomeKit support was coming “in a week”, LG has officially announced their update release date. Starting this Thursday, July 25th, select LG TV’s will be able to download an update that will enabled AirPlay 2 and HomeKit functionality. According to the company, all 2019 LG OLED, NanoCell and UHD TVs with ThinQ AI … Continue reading LG’s HomeKit and AirPlay 2 TV Update Coming July 25th