Tado ships updated Smart AC Control with native HomeKit
Germany's Tado on Tuesday launched an updated Smart AC Control in Europe, offering native support for Apple's HomeKit.
The V3+ accessory enables Wi-Fi-based mobile control of select AC and heat pump units. It does this by imitating the original device's IR remote signals, and bridging them with the Tado iOS app. Some brands with compatible hardware include LG, GE, Toshiba, Panasonic, and Samsung.
HomeKit compatibility lets owners add their AC systems to scenes and automations, or simply directly control them via Siri or the Apple Home app. Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant are also supported.
Tado's app has meanwhile been redesigned, and sports a new Air Comfort feature that gauges indoor and outdoor conditions and offers related advice, for example to avoid mold. Further app options include geofencing, scheduling, open window detection, and automatic weather adjustment.
The Smart AC Control V3+ is available for 89.99 pounds in the U.K., or 99.99 euros in other European countries. It's not clear if or when the product might launch elsewhere.
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