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Somfy Tahoma Gateway to Gain HomeKit Support From December 1, 2020

European smart home company Somfy will make its Tahoma gateway hub HomeKit compatible from the beginning of next month, according to the tech website. The gateway is used to control the France-based company's shutters and blinds, including external blinds, vertical awnings, patio awnings and pergolas, so if the company sticks to its scheduled rollout, owners of these Somfy products will be able to control them via Apple's Home app from December 1. According to the German tech website...
Tags: Europe, France, Homekit, Tahoma, Google Home Amazon Alexa, Somfy, Apple s Home, HomeKitNews, Sonos Philips Hue, HomeKit Europe Somfy

Anker's eufyCam 2 Pro Camera With HomeKit Secure Video Now Available From Apple

Apple retail locations and Apple's online store now offer Anker's eufyCam 2 Pro, a home security camera that supports Apple's HomeKit Secure Video feature. Priced at $349.95, the eufyCam 2 Pro features a 2K resolution and a 140 degree field of view for sharp wide-angle video. The setup comes with a home base required for operation along with two cameras to use in the home. With ‌HomeKit Secure Video‌, video footage is encrypted and stored in iCloud rather than on servers handled by Anker. Fo...
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You Can Finally Cast to Roku From Your iPhone

Don’t skip the latest Roku OS update, especially if you’re mixing and matching Roku streamers and Apple devices in the same house. Roku OS 9.4 adds HomeKit and Airplay 2 to several of the company’s most powerful streaming devices, including:Read more...
Tags: Apple, Siri, Roku, Lifehacks, Homekit, Airplay

AirPlay 2 and HomeKit Rolling Out to Select Roku Streaming Players and TVs

Roku today announced that AirPlay 2 and HomeKit are now rolling out to select streaming players, including the Roku Ultra, Roku Streambar, Roku Smart Soundbar, Roku Streaming Stick+, and Roku Premiere, as part of a free Roku OS 9.4 update. The software update is also in the process of rolling out to select Roku-based 4K TVs from brands like TCL. AirPlay 2 enables users to stream videos, music, podcasts, and more directly from an iPhone, iPad, or Mac to a Roku-connected TV, with no Apple TV bo...
Tags: Apple, Siri, Roku, Homekit, Tcl, Roku premiere, Airplay 2, HomeKit Roku AirPlay

Roku adds AirPlay 2, HomeKit to select 4K devices

Select 4K Roku devices get Apple's AirPlay 2 and HomeKit technologies today, giving Apple owners new ways to interact with the popular streaming media players.
Tags: Apple, Trends, Home Theater, Roku, Homekit, Roku TV, Airplay 2, Streaming Media Devices launches a ‘nearly invisible’ Amazon Echo competitor that’s the size of a coin

In the past several weeks we’ve seen refreshes and product expansions from about every facet of the smart home virtual assistant world. Apple launched the HomePod Mini, Google offered a long-overdue refresh of the Google Home, and Amazon found even more speaker shapes to shove Alexa into. Today, we’re getting an addition from a startup competitor. has aimed to build out a niche in the space by building a smart assistant product that’s designed to be professionally installed alongsi...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, TC, Tech, AV, Companies, Nano, Software, Home Automation, Computing, Speaker, Ethernet, Sonos, Amazon Echo, Homekit

25 high-tech smart home gifts to upgrade their life

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Alyssa Powell/Business Insider Smart home devices can make for great, inexpensive, and actually useful gifts.By smart home devices, we mean things like home monitoring cameras, video doorbells, smart speakers, smart lightbulbs, and even a smart sous-vide. They're often less complicated than they seem, and with a little help setting up from you, they can be devices that solve a lot of problems, or b...
Tags: Reviews, Apple, Google, Amazon, Gift Guide, Holiday, Trends, Siri, Walmart, Features, Valentine's Day, Logitech, Amazon Echo, Amazon Fire TV, Homekit, Lutron

The Level Bolt and Level Touch smart locks are a cut above the competition in design and usability

Level is one of the newer players in the smart lock space, but with a design pedigree that includes a lot of former Apple employees, the company’s already attracting a lot of praise for its industrial design. I tested out both of its current offerings, the Level Bolt and the Level Touch, and found that they’re well-designed, user-friendly smart locks that are a cut above the competition when it comes to aesthetics and feature set. The basics Level’s debut product, the $229 Level Bolt, works...
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Eve Adds Support for iOS 14's HomeKit Adaptive Lighting to Eve Light Strip

Eve Systems, known for its line of HomeKit-connected products, today announced the launch of a new firmware update that will bring HomeKit Adaptive Lighting support to the Eve Light Strip. Eve is one of the first companies to embrace Adaptive Lighting, an iOS 14 feature that is designed to allow HomeKit-connected lights to adjust their color temperature throughout the day. Warm colors are used in the morning, cooler colors are used midday, and blue light is reduced at night for better sleep. ...
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Molekule Air Mini+ Purifier Gains HomeKit Support, Now Available on Apple's Website for $500

Molekule today announced that its connected air purifier, the Air Mini+, now supports Apple HomeKit. Alongside the news, the Air Mini+ is also available to purchase on and in Apple stores across North America, at a price of $499.95. The Molekule Air Mini+ is designed for spaces of up to 250 square feet, and regulates pollutants in the air with its patented PECO Filter. The device filters and breaks down VOCs, bacteria, mold, viruses, allergens, and other pollutants. Molekule said t...
Tags: Apple, Siri, North America, Homekit, PECO, Molekule, Air Mini

Apple reveals the $99 HomePod Mini

Today, during its iPhone hardware event, Apple unveiled the $99 HomePod Mini. The HomePod Mini is clearly a reach for a broader swath of new users. The original HomePod managed to impress audiophiles but its high price served as a high barrier of entry to new users looking for a new smart speaker. Complicating that “smart speaker” designation is the face that Siri was and is several years behind the intelligence of both Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant, leaving the speaker as a more co...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Google, Amazon, TC, Siri, Tech, Software, Computing, Speaker, iPhone 4, Homekit, Smart Devices, Assistant, Apple Inc

Aqara Launches 'G2H' Camera With HomeKit Secure Video

Smart home device company Aqara has today launched the "G2H" home security camera with HomeKit Secure Video support. ‌HomeKit Secure Video‌ allows the G2H to stream end-to-end encrypted video via Apple's Home app, and the camera will store up to 10 days of footage on iCloud accounts with at least 200GB of space. Activity detected by the G2H can be analyzed by the HomeKit home hub device to determine if humans, animals, or moving objects are present, and in turn users can receive relevant not...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Homekit, HomeKit Secure Video, HomeKit HomeKit, Aqara

Five reasons why HomeKit in iOS 14 is a small update with huge rewards

The recent release of iOS 14 brought with it changes to the layout and user interface of HomeKit that make it a stronger competitor.
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Arlo Introduces Pro 4 Security Camera With Easier Wi-Fi Setup, But Lacks HomeKit at Launch [Updated]

Accessory maker Arlo today introduced the Pro 4, a new version of its security camera that connects directly to Wi-Fi for easier setup as a standalone security solution, eliminating the need for a separate base station. Like its Pro 3 predecessor, the Pro 4 features 2K video resolution with HDR, a 160-degree viewing angle, an integrated spotlight and siren, color night vision, two-way audio, and a wire-free, weather-resistant design. A removable, rechargeable battery continues to provide up t...
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HomeKit Adaptive Lighting Feature Appears for German Beta Testers

HomeKit's new Adaptive Lighting feature has appeared for Philips Hue beta testers in Germany, according to iphone-ticker. At WWDC earlier this year, Apple announced a new HomeKit feature called Adaptive Lighting, which allows smart lighting to dynamically adapt according to the time of day, with warm hues fading in around sunset, and cooler hues fading in around midday. At any given time of day, the color of smart lights with Adaptive Lighting would be slightly different and change as time p...
Tags: Apple, Germany, Philips, Philips Hue, Homekit, Ios 14, HomeKit Philips

AirPlay 2 and HomeKit Coming to Select 4K Roku TVs and Devices Later This Year

Roku today announced that AirPlay 2 and HomeKit will be rolling out to select 4K TVs and devices as part of a free software update later this year. AirPlay 2 will enable users to stream videos, music, podcasts, and more directly from an iPhone, iPad, or Mac to a compatible Roku smart TV, with no Apple TV box necessary. And with HomeKit support, users can easily control the TV's power, volume, source, and more using Siri or the Home app on iPhone, iPad, and Mac. Roku-based smart TVs are avai...
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Linksys Tri-Band Velop Routers Gain HomeKit Support

Linksys today announced that its line of Linksys Velop Tri-Band mesh routers are now compatible with HomeKit, making good on a promise to introduce ‌HomeKit‌ support. Unfortunately, support is being implemented on a rolling basis. A limited number of Velop Tri-Band users in the U.S. will be able to update their routers to add ‌HomeKit‌ support through a free firmware update made available in the Velop app for iOS and iPadOS. After the initial launch, a phased rollout will continue to bring ‌...
Tags: United States, Homekit, Linksys, HomeKit Linksys, Linksys Tri Band Velop Routers, Linksys Velop Tri Band, Velop Tri Band, Velop Tri

Apple, Amazon, Google, and Zigbee Alliance Standard for Smart Home Technology on Track for 2021 Release

Last year, Apple, Amazon, Google, and the Zigbee Alliance, which includes Ikea, Samsung, and Philips, announced a new working group known as "Project Connected Home over IP" that set about developing an IP-based open-source connectivity standard for smart home products, with a focus on increased compatibility, security, and simplified development for manufacturers. The group has today announced a major update on the project, stating that development is ongoing, and that work is on track for a 20...
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LG Renews Pledge to Bring AirPlay 2 and HomeKit Support to Select 2018 TV Models

After LG disappointed swathes of customers by saying it had "no plans" to bring promised AirPlay 2 and HomeKit support to select 2018 TVs, the company has now renewed its pledge to do so by the end of the year. Today's announcement was made by LG UK's official Twitter account, the very same account that last month told its customers that ‌AirPlay‌ 2 and ‌HomeKit‌ would not be coming to its pre-2019 TVs, despite previously giving customers assurances that they would do so this year. The ori...
Tags: Apple, UK, Siri, Lg, Homekit, Airplay 2, Mac LG, HomeKit LG

LG Backtracks on Promise to Bring AirPlay 2 and HomeKit to Select 2018 TV Models

LG has "no plans" to update its pre-2019 TVs with AirPlay 2 or HomeKit support, despite giving customers assurances that they would do so this year. In April, LG indicated in a support document that it planned to add ‌AirPlay‌ 2 and ‌HomeKit‌ support to some of its 2018 smart TVs by October 2020, including LCD models with "SK" or "UK" in the name and OLED models with "B8" through "Z8" in the name. Shortly after the news broke, however, all mention of LG's plan for the 2018 TVs was mysterious...
Tags: Apple, UK, Siri, Lg, Homekit, Martin, Airplay 2, HomeKit LG, LG Backtracks, LG UK

Level Home introduces Level Touch, a sleek smart lock that doesn’t advertise its intelligence

Hardware startup Level introduced their first product earlier this year, and now they’re already following it up with a brand new smart lock. The original Level Lock broke new ground in the smart lock category with an invisible design that works with a range of standard doors and existing deadbolt external hardware, but the new Level Touch is the full package, with Level’s own thumb-turn and exterior key plate – and upgraded internals that add new smart capabilities into the mix. The new Level T...
Tags: Apple, Startups, TC, Gadgets, Hardware, Siri, Tech, Nfc, Homekit, Phillips, Level Touch, Amazon too Level

HomeKit-Enabled Level Touch Lock Features Hidden Design

Level Home today announced the launch of the Level Touch, a follow up to its invisible Level smart home lock that's meant to look like a traditional lock with a minimalist design. The Level Touch features the same unassuming design and minimal footprint as the Level, so it doesn't impact the look of the door like many other smart locks on the market. It is unrecognizable as a smart lock given its resemblance to a traditional lock. Available in Satin Chrome, Satin Nickel, Polished Brass, and ...
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Review: Eve Cam Offers Privacy and Security With HomeKit Secure Video Integration

Apple with iOS 13 introduced HomeKit Secure Video functionality, which allows home security cameras that adopt support to offer integration with iCloud and the Home app, along with improved security features. Multiple companies have been developing cameras that work with ‌HomeKit Secure Video‌, and Eve recently released its $150 Eve Cam, a new camera option that is compatible with ‌HomeKit Secure Video‌. Design Design wise, Eve Cam looks like many other home security cameras on the market...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Logitech, Homekit, Face Recognition, Eve, Eve Cam, HomeKit Secure Video, Logitech Circle View, Logitech View, HomeKit Eve HomeKit

Eve Cam review: Performance holds back this HomeKit camera

The Eve Cam has the ingredients of a great HomeKit security camera, but they don't add up to a worthy product.
Tags: Trends, Smart Home, Security Camera, Homekit, Security Cameras, Indoor Camera, Eve Cam, Eve Systems

Belkin's HomeKit-Compatible Wemo WiFi Smart Plug Now Available for Purchase

Belkin in January announced a new HomeKit-enabled Wemo WiFi Smart Plug, which is available for purchase starting today. The Wemo WiFi Smart Plug is the smallest plug to date in the Wemo lineup, making it an appealing option for those who are looking for a slim HomeKit-compatible plug option. With the Wemo app, Siri commands, or the Home app, Apple HomeKit users can wirelessly control lamps, heaters, fans, and more with Belkin's Smart Plug. It's also compatible with Amazon Alexa and Google As...
Tags: Google, Homekit, Belkin, Wemo, Amazon Alexa, HomeKit Belkin

Anker Launches New eufyCam 2 Pro 2K Camera With HomeKit Secure Video Support

Anker today announced the launch of the eufyCam 2 Pro, a new home security camera available under the company's eufy brand. The eufyCam 2 Pro features a 2K resolution for crisp, sharp video, and it is compatible with HomeKit. According to Anker, the eufyCam 2 Pro features support for ‌HomeKit‌ Secure Video, which means video is encrypted and stored in iCloud and footage is viewed in the Home app. All detection is also done on-device for privacy purposes, with no data sent to eufy. ‌HomeKit‌ ...
Tags: Anker, Homekit, HomeKit Secure Video, HomeKit Anker

Apple launches incredible features everyone else had more than a year ago – this time for the 'smart home'

HomeKit still playing catch-up though facial rec and better automation still a step in the right direction WWDC Apple has added facial recognition and new automation features to its smart home products, edging its HomeKit system forward while still playing catch-up in the market.…
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Apple’s tvOS 14 brings picture-in-picture and improved HomeKit support

The new software makes your Apple TV even more of a hub for your entire home
Tags: Apple, Trends, Apple TV, Home Theater, Smart Home, Homekit, Wwdc 2020, tvOS 14

5 Best iOS 14 HomeKit features: Adaptive lighting, Live View in Apple TV, more

HomeKit will also get motion activity zones for compatible security cameras
Tags: Apple, Trends, Homekit

Here’s everything Apple announced in the WWDC 2020 keynote today

Today marks the first day of Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference (or WWDC, as it’s known.) With the pandemic continuing to rage on throughout the world, this year’s WWDC is entirely virtual — including the company’s big annual keynote, where it shows off all of the updates coming to iOS, macOS, and all of the other software it builds in-house. Didn’t have time to watch the whole stream live? Here’s a quick rundown of all the highlights, category-by-category. iOS 14: The next version o...
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