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Topic: HomeKit

Sony's summer AirPlay 2 and HomeKit televisions include $70,000 8K model

04/22/2019, 11:04 am

Sony has revealed its lineup of smart televisions it will be shipping in the spring and summer, with the range including support for both AirPlay 2 and HomeKit, enabling the televisions to stream content from Apple's device ecosystem and take advantage of the company's smart home framework.

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Ikea's Tradfri smart plugs are now HomeKit compatible

04/11/2019, 03:04 pm

Ikea has issued an update for its Tradfri smart plugs in the United States, with new firmware released on Thursday enabling the power accessories to be controlled by other devices using Apple's HomeKit smart home platform, as well as via the Home app.

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Review: Eve Energy Strip is a HomeKit product that makes sense

04/10/2019, 12:04 pm

Eve Systems is back with its latest HomeKit accessory, the Eve Energy Strip. This mutli-device surge protector was designed not just with a single function, but with many levels of utility. AppleInsider goes hands on to show you how.

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HomeKit-enabled Eve Energy Strip now available to order

04/09/2019, 12:04 pm

The HomeKit-equipped Eve Energy Strip is now available for order, adding a trio of connected outlets to your smart home.

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Last call: Enter to win a Fibaro HomeKit Flood Sensor (10 are up for grabs)

04/08/2019, 10:04 am

It's time for another AppleInsider giveaway! This week, readers can enter to win a Fibaro Flood Sensor to protect against water leaks for added peace of mind within your home. Ten units are up for grabs, enter today for your chance to win!

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Netflix disabled AirPlay because it isn't being told what device is getting the stream

04/07/2019, 09:04 am

Netflix has elaborated on the "technical reasons" why it has disabled AirPlay, and claims that since it can't tell what device the stream is being sent to because of changes in the protocol, it won't allow the feature.

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ecobee venturing into indoor security cameras, could add Apple's HomeKit

04/05/2019, 01:04 pm

Best known for its smart thermostats, ecobee is reportedly working on an indoor security camera likely to support Apple's HomeKit.

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Vizio SmartCast 3 beta with HomeKit and AirPlay functionality launches

04/03/2019, 07:04 pm

Vizio has officially started the beta process for its SmartCast 3 software update, which includes both AirPlay and HomeKit functionality for controlling a Vizio TV.

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Apple HomeKit seen 'gaining traction' in smarthome accessories towards 2023

04/01/2019, 08:04 am

As the number of smarthome devices approaches a forecast 1.56 billion in 2023, ones compatible with Apple's HomeKit should finally gain more "traction," according to research firm IDC.

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Apple is rolling out these 40 new features and changes in iOS 12.2 for iPhone & iPad

03/25/2019, 03:03 pm

Now that Apple has rolled out iOS 12.2 for iPhone and iPad, AppleInsider breaks down over 40 features and changes that are included in the new OS update.

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LG preps AirPlay 2- & HomeKit-compatible Nano TVs, launching in April

03/18/2019, 12:03 pm

Building on top of recently-announced OLED models, LG on Monday announced several new NanoCell LCD TVs compatible with Apple's AirPlay 2 and HomeKit standards.

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LG OLED smart TVs with HomeKit and AirPlay 2 support start shipping in April starting from $2,499

03/15/2019, 01:03 pm

LG will be releasing its first OLED smart TVs with HomeKit and AirPlay 2 support in April, the South Korean electronics producer has confirmed, with the range able to connect to other devices and audio hardware that take advantage of Apple's smart home platform.

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Review: Fibaro's HomeKit water sensor is a must as flood-season approaches

03/14/2019, 02:03 pm

The Fibaro Flood Sensor is a great HomeKit-compatible way to monitor your home for leaking water, but Bluetooth connection may be too limited for some.

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Ikea delays HomeKit-compatible Smart Shades until later in 2019

03/14/2019, 12:03 pm

Ikea on Thursday said that it's delaying both the U.S. and European launches of its Apple HomeKit-ready Smart Shades, anticipated for bringing that type of smarthome accessory within a realistic price point.

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Review: Eve Flare is the portable HomeKit light you need for your smart home

03/14/2019, 11:03 am

Eve Flare is a gorgeous, portable HomeKit smart light that you can take with you everywhere for soft, colorful illumination.

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August's HomeKit support for smart doorbells not coming anytime soon

03/13/2019, 10:03 am

Once promised, Apple HomeKit isn't coming to August's smart doorbells anytime soon. That includes the newly-announced View, representatives told AppleInsider at the SXSW festival in Austin, Tex.

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Hunter Douglas brings promised HomeKit support to window blinds

03/06/2019, 08:03 am

The number of HomeKit-ready window shades and blinds grew this week, thanks to the addition of long-delayed support by Hunter Douglas.

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LG TV support for HomeKit and AirPlay 2 to launch mid 2019

03/05/2019, 10:03 pm

LG has narrowed the timeline for adding HomeKit support to its 2019 television models, specifying the release as arriving "mid-year."

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Lutron ships Smart Fan Speed Control with Apple HomeKit

03/04/2019, 12:03 pm

The Caséta by Lutron Fan Speed Control with HomeKit support has just been made available, letting people upgrade their ceiling fans without having to pay hundreds of dollars for a new model.

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Review: Philips Hue Outdoor Sensor is the first outdoor motion detector for HomeKit

03/03/2019, 12:03 pm

The Hue Outdoor Sensor is the first outdoor HomeKit sensor, and adds motion, temperature, and light sensors to automate the outside of your Apple-centric smart home.

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