Today, Ikea has released their long awaited firmware update for the company’s TRÅDFRI Gateway bringing HomeKit support to their Wireless Control Smart Outlet. Reports starting trickling in earlier today from users in the TRÅDFRI reddit community, and a spokesperson from the TRÅDFRI team has confirmed that the rollout has officially begun. It appears that only the update to the gateway is needed for this new … Continue reading TRÅDFRI Gateway Firmware Update Adds HomeKit Support for Ikea’s Wireless Control Outlet
Today Ikea and Sonos officially took the wraps off of their long rumored smart speaker collaboration, and has not one, but 2 different products launching later this year. Starting this August, customers can purchase the SYMFONISK at Ikea stores worldwide, and the line starts at just $99. The company has also announced that these upcoming speakers will support Apple’s AirPlay 2 streaming protocol, but HomeKit … Continue reading Ikea & Sonos Announce AirPlay 2 Compatible Speakers Coming in August
Ikea’s TRÅDFRI connected smart lighting line is one of the more affordable solutions for those not just in the HomeKit world, but for smart home enthusiasts in general. The company followed up their smart light bulbs with their take on the standard smart plug late last year, which propelled it to the top of the lists for many people as it retails for just $9.99. … Continue reading Ikea’s TRÅDFRI Wireless Control Outlet & HomeKit, What’s the Latest?
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
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