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Topic: HomeKit

All the new HomeKit gear landing in 2019

01/14/2019, 05:01 pm

HomeKit adoption is quickly accelerating, with an unprecedented number of accessories slated to hit the market in 2019. AppleInsider walks you through the dozens of new devices poised to hit store shelves in the coming months.

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Exploring what you can, and can't do with HomeKit for TVs

01/13/2019, 09:01 am

HomeKit and AirPlay 2 will unlock a host of new functionality thanks to integration into many leading manufacturer's television sets, including Samsung, Vizio, and LG. AppleInsider examines what that will look like, and what you'll be able to do, when the features are available.

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Additional details emerge for first HomeKit doorbell from Robin Telecom

01/11/2019, 01:01 pm

AppleInsider has received new details regarding Robin Telecom's ProLine HomeKit-equipped doorbell, including the price point and a more detailed shipping schedule.

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Hands on with Brilliant's smart home controller and how HomeKit will integrate

01/11/2019, 11:01 am

Brilliant is one of the latest to integrate HomeKit into its smart home gear with the the company's touchscreen wall controller gaining support for Apple's smart home platform this spring. AppleInsider went hands-on ahead of the release to try it out and see what HomeKit will be able to do.

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Ikea's HomeKit-compatible Smart Shades come to the US on Apr. 1

01/11/2019, 10:01 am

Revealed earlier this week during CES 2019, Ikea's low-cost Smart Shades now have a precise U.S. launch date, Apr. 1.

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Hands on with the Connected by August Yale Assure HomeKit smart lock

01/10/2019, 03:01 pm

AppleInsider goes hands on with a series of new locks by Yale, Emtek, and August including the world's first and only HomeKit lever lock.

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Hands on with Siri in the shower thanks to U by Moen

01/10/2019, 10:01 am

In 2018, Moen announced the U by Moen shower unit, promising HomeKit support down the line. That time has finally come and AppleInsider was on hand to see what it really was like to use Siri to control our shower.

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iTunes and AirPlay on your Television, HomeKit everywhere -- AppleInsider Podcast at CES

01/10/2019, 09:01 am

This week on the AppleInsider Podcast, Andrew and Victor are out at CES, looking for every HomeKit accessory, USB-C gear, and the hot trends coming out of the show.

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Hands on with Nanoleaf's hexagon HomeKit smart light panels

01/09/2019, 11:01 pm

Nanoleaf's next smart lightning solution is similar to the others -- a series of interconnected light panels that respond to touches, change color, and mount via adhesive -- but are now in the shape of hexagons.

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Hands on with the Netatmo HomeKit smart doorbell cam

01/09/2019, 02:01 pm

With an unveiling at the Las Vegas Consumer Electronics show, Netatmo is angling to be the first HomeKit doorbell camera. AppleInsider took some time to try it out.

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HomeKit coming to new smartlocks by August & Yale

01/09/2019, 10:01 am

Assa Abloy's August and Yale divisions this week announced two new smartlocks with Apple HomeKit support, the EMPowered Smart Lock and the Yale Assure Lever Lock.

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Hands on with the Philips Hue lineup of outdoor lights & HomeKit outdoor motion sensors

01/09/2019, 06:01 am

The Philips Hue outdoor lineup just got a whole lot bigger. AppleInsider goes hands on with all the new outdoor fixures and lighting solutions, including the world's first outdoor HomeKit motion sensor.

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Nanoleaf unveils new hexagon light panels at CES 2019

01/08/2019, 12:01 pm

Nanoleaf has just taken the wraps off their latest smart home lighting solution that brings a new shape to their popular LED panels.

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Philips Hue introduces proximity sensor alongside new outdoor HomeKit-enabled lights

01/08/2019, 10:01 am

Philips has bolstered its line of Hue smart home lights with a new collection of outdoor light sources that can be mounted outside the home, as well as a new Hue Outdoor Sensor that can trigger the lights when people or objects pass nearby.

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Kwikset launches Aura & Halo smartlocks, HomeKit-ready Premis Contemporary

01/08/2019, 09:01 am

At the Las Vegas Consumer Electronics Show, Kwikset on Tuesday unveiled several new iPhone-compatible smartlocks, though so far only one of them is confirmed as having Apple HomeKit compatibility.

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GE debuts HomeKit-enabled C by GE smart lights, wall switches, wall plug

01/07/2019, 11:01 pm

GE built on its smart home offerings at CES 2019, announcing a range of new C by GE products including HomeKit-enabled smart wall switches, white and full color LED bulbs, and a smart wall plug.

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Sony to deliver Apple AirPlay 2 and HomeKit support to upcoming TVs

01/07/2019, 08:01 pm

Following word that Samsung plans to integrate iTunes and AirPlay 2 into select smart TV models, Sony on Monday said its TVs, too, will add support for Apple streaming and remote control protocols TVs later this year.

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Hands-on with Eve Energy Strip & Eve Light Strip HomeKit-enabled accessories

01/07/2019, 07:01 pm

Eve Systems, a prominent manufacturer of connected home accessories, fleshed out the final details of its upcoming Eve Energy Strip and Eve Light Strip HomeKit devices at CES 2019. AppleInsider was on hand to take a closer look at the devices before they hit store shelves later this year.

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HomeKit is coming to Brilliant's $299 wall-mounted smarthome controller

01/07/2019, 03:01 pm

The Brilliant Home Control, which replaces a light switch with a speaker and touchscreen panel, will be getting HomeKit compatibility through an over-the-air firmware update this spring.

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Hands on with Lutron HomeKit Fan Controller

01/07/2019, 02:01 pm

Lutron is set to become the first manufacturer to get a HomeKit fan controller to market and while we were at the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show, AppleInsider went hands-on to test it out.

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