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Smart home, news, reviews and rumours for anything that is a Smart home. Products are appearing all the time from Apple, Amazon, Google, Philips, Hive and more.

The smart home space is booming with products like Google Home, HomePod and smart lighting from Philips Hue and robots from Neato. Active JR will keep you up to date with all the latest smart home news and reviews.

How to use third party music with HomePod like Spotify

How to stream music from Spotify or Pandora on HomePod

Apple has now confirmed that Spotify will not be officially on the HomePod natively built in, well for the time being anyway. So the big question is how can you use Spotify with HomePod or...
HomePod audio sources confirmed

Apple confirm audio sources for HomePod, Spotify not on the list

The Apple HomePod was available for pre-order starting 26th January, but one of the biggest questions is what audio streaming services or sources would work with the HomePod. Apple has now confirmed the audio...
Google Home smart home support

Google Home review – At the centre of your smart home

Google Home review - At the centre of your smart home The Google Home smart speaker is one of many smart speakers with more to come from the likes of Apple with the HomePod in...
HomePod sound

Apple HomePod review’s are in – What the reviewers are saying

Apple HomePod went on sale on the 26th January in the US, UK and Australia and its only natural to start to see the first HomePod reviews coming through via various media sources.Active JR will be getting Apple's...
Apple HomePod release data

Apple HomePod available for preorder 26th January

Hot on the heels of the speculation about the Apple HomePod, Apple has announced that its HomePod smart speaker will arrive on February 9th. Customers can order the device online starting Friday, January 26th...
Apple HomePod release date

Apple HomePod Release soon after FCC approval

The Apple HomePod release is certainly on the cards for a release soon after it received FCC approval for the product, even as early as February 2018. Apple intended to release the HomePod in...
Philips hue update 2018

Philips Hue iOS app redesign, hue sync, and outdoor lighting coming 2018

Philips Hue is back with a handful of new announcements at CES 2018, Philips announcement a number of key changes to the Philips Hue app bringing it to 3.0, Hue Entertainment and what many will welcome...

The best of CES 2018 wearables, wellness and smart home

The best of CES 2018 wearables, fitness and smart home CES 2018 is now completed and the likes of Garmin, Samsung, Suunto and Google have all packed up and headed back home after announcing some...
Samsung SmartThings App for the Gear S3 & Gear Sport

Samsung to bring SmartThings app to its Gear smartwatches

Samsung has announced that they are bringing the SmartThings app to t Gear S3 and Gear Sport smartwatches. Whilst lots of people were expecting the Samsung Gear S4 to be announced at CES 2018, this is still an interesting update...
CES 2018 speculation

CES 2018 – from wearables to smart home

CES 2018 will take place in Las Vegas and will be the 51st event held. CES, which stands for the Consumer Electronics Show, first took place in New York City in June 1967. In the 50...

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