Belkin's smart Bridge brings HomeKit control to Wemo accessories
Looking for a fast and easy way to control your Wemo smart accessories using HomeKit and the Home app? Belkin has the answer with its new Wemo Bridge, which now features compatibility with Apple's smart home platform.
The new Wemo bridge supports Apple's HomeKit, meaning that all of your Wemo smart accessories can be added to preset Home app scenes.
Belkin currently has a wide variety of smart devices, ranging from smart plugs and dimmers, to lightbulbs and security cameras. These devices can all easily be controlled through the Wemo app, but with the new Wemo Bridge, they dont have to be.
The Bridge hooks up to your Wi-Fi router and connects directly with HomeKit, meaning the Wemo app is not required for setup.
Theres currently a lot of smart home devices on the market, but those that lack HomeKit support require you to download and use a specific app to control it. If you have smart accessories from five different manufacturers, you have to use five different apps to control them.
The beauty of HomeKit is that you can control and set up as many supporting smart accessories as you want, all from the Home app.
It gets even better than that, you can create scenes that can control all of your connected devices at the same time with a single command, either by pressing a button in the Home app or using Siri. This level of control would not be possible without HomeKit.
When Apples HomePod sees released, it will act as your homes hub for all of your HomeKit devices while also acting as a Siri assistant and high-quality wireless speaker.
Belkin's Wemo Bridge is available to order for $39.99 from Amazon.
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