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Topic: HomeKit

Ikea's Tradfri line is a good and inexpensive gateway to Apple's HomeKit system

05/21/2019, 03:05 pm

As the worldwide furniture chain expands its HomeKit range, Ikea could be how Apple finally gets its system into the mainstream -- if the devices are good enough.

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Savant rolls out HomeKit support including circuit breaker control

05/21/2019, 01:05 pm

Smarthome brand Savant on Tuesday announced Apple HomeKit support across multiple products, including its Circuit Breaker Companion Module, claimed to be the first-ever HomeKit product to control breakers.

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Vizio's 2019 TVs with upcoming AirPlay 2 & HomeKit support now on sale

05/21/2019, 09:05 am

Vizio has started to make its 2019 line of smart televisions available to purchase, with the collection of 4K-resolution screens all set to offer support for Apple's AirPlay 2 and HomeKit in an update to the SmartCast 3.0 software arriving this summer.

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Tado ships updated Smart AC Control with native HomeKit

05/21/2019, 08:05 am

Germany's Tado on Tuesday launched an updated Smart AC Control in Europe, offering native support for Apple's HomeKit.

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Ring wins HomeKit certification for Spotlight Cam, Video Doorbell Pro

05/13/2019, 12:05 pm

Suggesting it may finally be ready to deliver on promises, Amazon's Ring has earned HomeKit certification for two key products, the Spotlight Cam and the Video Doorbell Pro.

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How to make HomeKit work for you automatically with scenes and automations

05/10/2019, 02:05 pm

Yes, you can use your iPhone to turn on your bedroom light. But you could also have that light turn itself on at your bedtime -- and only in the winter, only when you're in the house. There is so much that HomeKit can do for you automatically, it just takes some planning.

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Tips: How to get started with your first few HomeKit devices

05/06/2019, 03:05 pm

If you've decided to get into HomeKit and you're just now thinking of which smart devices to buy for your home, there are some things you need to know to make this practical and cost-effective.

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Our favorite tips and tricks for making the most out of Apple HomeKit

05/02/2019, 12:05 pm

HomeKit has made waves for being the easiest to use home automation platform, while still being extremely powerful. These are AppleInsider's top tips you may not know for getting the most out of your HomeKit setup.

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How to decide if investing in a big Homekit setup is right for you

04/28/2019, 11:04 am

Apple's HomeKit is growing, and there is now a range of smart devices for every function. Yet there are both potential savings and hidden costs that will make or break your decision on whether to invest. Plus, HomeKit is still more complicated than it should be.

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Review: Arlo Ultra is a 4K HomeKit-ready smart home camera with endless features

04/23/2019, 03:04 pm

Arlo Ultra is the most capable smart home camera yet, with a laundry list of features including forthcoming HomeKit compatibility to back up the hefty price tag. AppleInsider tests it out.

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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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