On this week's episode of the Homekit Insider podcast, your hosts speculate what HomeKit and Matter updates may arise at WWDC, review two new products, and discuss other home automation news of the week.
On March 29, Apple officially announced WWDC. Your hosts speculate during this episode what news Apple may share that's relevant to the smart home, including a redesigned HomePod with a screen or an updated homeOS.
Apple's looming updates are predicated by the full release of iOS 16.4 and the first beta release of 16.5, both bringing smart home changes. These were accompanied by updates to Apple's other platforms.
This week we also had news coming from Eve on its Matter rollout and Hue who is delaying its Matter update. We saw a new update come to the Home Widgets app to enable new Lock Screen shortcut actions.
Finally, we revisit the Sonos Era 300 review, review the Roborock S8 Pro Ultra, and go hands-on with the Zens 4-in-1 MagSafe charger.
Links from the show
- What to expect from WWDC 2023 on June 5 through June 9
- Eve starts shipping Matter-enabled smart home devices
- Amazon has just opened up its Sidewalk network to give any gadget free low speed data - The Verge
- Home+ Updates
- Sonos Era 300 review: Spatial audio finally arrives
- Sonos Era 100 & Era 300 Review: Next-Generation Smart Speakers to Rule Your Home!
- iOS 16.4 is now available, with a lot of user-facing updates
- WWDC 2023 Officially Announced! Here's What to Expect! - YouTube
- Philips Hue bulbs won't get Matter support when promised
- Philips Hue and Matter: No more concrete launch date - Hueblog.com
- Home Widget App
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