Apple TV remote control is needed to “smart” house with the help of Siri




At the end of last year, Apple has released an update for the Apple TV, which brought integration platform HomeKit. How to tell the producers HomeKit-compatible devices, in some cases, the owners of “smart” home electronics need a “malic” set-top box. HomeKit – is a protocol Apple, interoperable iPhone and iPad with a variety of household appliances. With the latest update Apple TV can act as a hub that combines smart device.


For all the new gadgets that supports HomeKit declared the possibility of remote control via voice assistant Siri. However, it is only available to owners of Apple TV. In particular, the voice commands like «Siri, close the blinds in the lobby” will be executed when connected to my home wireless network, but to do it, being, for example, at work – need set-top box Apple. And HomeKit only supports Apple TV third generation with the latest firmware version.

At the annual Consumer Electronics Show CES in Las Vegas, several companies have announced compatible devices HomeKit. Schlage, a manufacturer of locks with 95 years of experience, has shown a “smart” lock Sense. iDevices introduced smart outlet Switch, which is controlled via Wi-Fi. For it is possible to connect any household appliances, such as televisions, lamps, washing machines and computers. Chamberlain presented MyQ Garage – shutter control system via Wi-Fi, and showed Incipio adapter socket, allowing the mind to endow ordinary light bulb.


Despite the fact that the purchase of Apple TV is far from mandatory to create a “smart” home based HomeKit, set-top box owners can look forward to additional features remote voice control via Siri.

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