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You can now use Apple's Siri & HomeKit to control the $8000 Numi 2.0 'intelligent toilet'

One of the more unusual Apple-related announcements out of CES is that Kohler's "intelligent toilet," the Numi 2.0, is gaining support for HomeKit and even Siri commands.

Kohler Numi 2.0



Owners can ask Siri to heat the toilet's seat and control its multi-color lighting, Kohler representatives told AppleInsider. The Numi 2.0 also features bidet and dryer functions, and built-in speakers with Amazon's Alexa voice assistant.

Pricing and a launch date haven't been revealed, though it should arrive sometime this year.

AirPlay 2 and HomeKit have been a centerpiece of early CES news, primarily that both platforms are coming to TVs by LG, Vizio, and Samsung, including video and TV control functions. Samsung sets are even getting a native iTunes app, enabling access to movies and shows without an iPhone or iPad handy.

HomeKit is additionally coming to more Arlo security cameras, Ikea Smart Shades, and video doorbells. Doorbells were actually used to showcase the iOS 10 Home app, but no shipping product has had HomeKit compatibility so far.

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