Smart home

LG to launched AirPlay 2 and HomeKit support 25 July

LG will roll out an update to its 2019 AI TV lineup that will bring Apple AirPlay 2 and HomeKit starting July 25  These Apple features will be available through a firmware update for 2019 LG OLED TVs, NanoCell...

Aqara to release smart smoke detectors and VOC sensors

According to a tip received by HomeKitNews, it looks like Aqara the smart home company will release a smoke detector along with a VOC Sensor soon. On Monday, Aqara announced the new HomeKit hub – the M2 – alongside several switches and sensors with...

Ikea adds to Tradfri HomeKit with new sensor, spot light, bulbs

Ikea is continuing its TRADFRI Home Smart expansion by adding new smart bulbs, spot lights, Motion sensors and light panels.. The update to the TRADFRI line comes ahead of the rumored launch of HomeKit smart blinds later this year. The...

Ikea smart blind battery appearing in stores in Europe

The BRAUNIT battery pack for the forthcoming Ikea Smart Blinds is now on sale in Germany, UK and Ireland. While this battery also supports Ikea’s Mullbacka it's a clear sign that the release of the smart blinds is on...

OSRAM Smart+ Plug HomeKit compatible – Deal of the day

Amazon has the HomeKit compatible Osram Smart+ plug Osram on special offer in the UK at the moment. Its normal price is £34.99, but for today only its been reduced to £14.99. The deal is available only on Amazon UK...

Logitech Circle 2 HomeKit secure Video support is officially coming

According to a post in the Logitech community forums by an official spokesperson, it looks like the Circle 2 will support HomeKit Secure Video later this year via a free firmware update. Since Apple announced HomeKit Secure Video at WWDC...

IKEA smart blinds to launch in Europe in August, US in October

IKEA has finally confirmed the launch of the delayed smart blinds both for Europe and the US. The smart motorised blinds will hit Europe in August and the US in October, no other geographies confirmed. The smart blinds were initially planned...

HomeKit in iOS 13 hands on opinion – what’s new

Apple has released iOS 13 to developers with a significant update to Homekit in terms of functionality and app improvements. I have spent the last week understanding what has changed with the beta to find out what's new in...

IKEA smart shades to launch in August

While the date of the IKEA smart shades has been a moving event. It now appears IKEA has officially confirmed the launch date of KADRILJ and FYRTUR for Sweden via a blog post on its Website. Ever since the company...

Belkins Wemo 3-way light switch with HomeKit available to purchase

Belkin's Wemo 3-Way Smart Light Switch with Apple HomeKit support is now available to purchase. The Wemo Smart Light Switch uses your existing home WiFi network to provide wireless control of your lights from anywhere in the world. Simply replace...

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