Ikea’s FYRTUR Smart Blinds In Store Now in the Netherlands

The day has finally come for HomeKit users in the Netherlands as Ikea’s highly anticipated FYRTUR smart blinds are now available in stores. Reports are coming in from the TRADFRI reddit community that they are available for purchase, and Ikea’s website for the particular region is allowing orders now. The blinds are notable for their relatively low price when compared to existing solutions from competitors … Continue reading Ikea’s FYRTUR Smart Blinds In Store Now in the Netherlands

Ikea Releases Commercial for Upcoming Smart Blinds, Confirms Mid-August Launch

Swedish retail giant, Ikea has uploaded a commercial for the company’s highly anticipated smart blinds and Sonos speaker to their Denmark YouTube page today. The commercial, first spotted by u/Benkbrodrost on the Tradfri subreddit, features no spoken words, shows off how the two connected devices can simulate waking up naturally, with bird calls and sunlight coming through a speaker and opening blinds. While nothing new … Continue reading Ikea Releases Commercial for Upcoming Smart Blinds, Confirms Mid-August Launch

Ikea Confirms August Release of Upcoming Smart Blinds, Pricing and Sizes Revealed

Ikea has confirmed that their highly anticipated smart blinds will be released in August of this year. Originally introduced with a target release in April, Ikea’s smart blinds have seen delays due to firmware and manufacturing issues, but have since showed signs that they could be coming soon through signage in stores and through their inventory systems. The smart blinds, which are notable for their … Continue reading Ikea Confirms August Release of Upcoming Smart Blinds, Pricing and Sizes Revealed

Ikea’s FYRTUR Smart Blinds Coming Later This Month?

The ongoing saga of Ikea’s smart blind release has taken another turn, thanks to some in-store updates that have been spotted. The blinds, which were originally schedule for an April release were announced as being delayed several times, with Ikea citing production issues and then firmware issues holding them back. The company eventually communicated that the blinds would be launched in August, but there are … Continue reading Ikea’s FYRTUR Smart Blinds Coming Later This Month?

Ikea TRÅDFRI App Update Enables Support For Upcoming Smart Blinds

Today, retail giant IKEA has released an update to their TRÅDFRI iOS App that has enabled support for its upcoming line of smart blinds. Spotted by u/fiveoone on the r/Tradfri subreddit, the update includes a “What’s New” prompt that mentions the added functionality, but of course the actual blinds themselves are not yet available as they were delayed until August of this year. The prompt … Continue reading Ikea TRÅDFRI App Update Enables Support For Upcoming Smart Blinds

Upcoming Smart-Tilt Shutters from Elizabeth Henley Feature HomeKit Support & More

British company Elizabeth Henley has recently revealed their upcoming line of Smart-Tilt Shutters which feature support for HomeKit making it the first known example of a complete window solution for Apple’s smart home platform. The shutters which are made from American Poplar wood, are made to order and also support typical shutter sizes such as full height, tier on tier, and café style. All of … Continue reading Upcoming Smart-Tilt Shutters from Elizabeth Henley Feature HomeKit Support & More

Ikea’s Björn Block Provides New Details on Upcoming Smart Shades

On this week’s episode (#208) of the Internet of Things Podcast, the “Business Leader for Ikea’s Home Smart”, Björn Block, provides some insight in to the company’s overall smart home strategies and priorities for the future. For those unaware, Ikea currently has their own smart home device line, called TRÅDFRI, which is slowly expanding in the types of devices offered. Originally, the line focused on … Continue reading Ikea’s Björn Block Provides New Details on Upcoming Smart Shades

Ikea’s HomeKit Smart Shades Delayed Until August 2019

Today, Ikea has confirmed to several media outlets that their highly anticipated line of smart blinds and shades are going to miss their April 2019 release date. While the exact date has yet to be confirmed, CNET is reporting that the Swedish retail giant is targeting an August release, and this lines up with a tweet from the official Ikea Twitter account for France. Ikea … Continue reading Ikea’s HomeKit Smart Shades Delayed Until August 2019

Hunter Douglas PowerView App Update Adds HomeKit Support to Gen 2 Hub

Hunter Douglas, an established player in the home window treatment market has long been listed on Apple’s official HomeKit product list with regards to its PowerView line of motorized window shades and blinds, but like many other announced products, did not have an official release and no details surrounding HomeKit functionality have been shared. This appears to be changing soon, with the company’s PowerView App … Continue reading Hunter Douglas PowerView App Update Adds HomeKit Support to Gen 2 Hub