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Ikea's Trådfri Smart Plugs Gain HomeKit Compatibility

Ikea's Trådfri Smart Plugs Gain HomeKit Compatibility

Ikea's affordable Trådfri smart plugs that first debuted in November are now able to connect to HomeKit after an update to the Trådfri app that was released yesterday. After installing new firmware,
HomeKit-Enabled Eve Energy Strip Now Available for Purchase

HomeKit-Enabled Eve Energy Strip Now Available for Purchase

Eve, known for its line of HomeKit-compatible smart products, today announced the launch of its latest HomeKit accessory, the Eve Energy Strip. First shown off at CES, the Eve Energy Strip has three

Hands-On With AirPlay 2 and HomeKit on a Vizio SmartCast TV

Vizio yesterday launched a beta version of its updated Smartcast software, which allows iPhone owners who have a Smartcast-enabled TV to use AirPlay 2 and HomeKit integrations for the first time on a

Vizio starts inviting TV owners to test AirPlay 2 support

Vizio has started inviting TV owners to test AirPlay 2 and HomeKit support. The invites come just over a month after users started registering their interest in the beta. Apple’s frameworks are baked
Vizio Launches Beta for Testing AirPlay 2 and HomeKit Functionality on SmartCast-Enabled TVs

Vizio Launches Beta for Testing AirPlay 2 and HomeKit Functionality on SmartCast-Enabled TVs

Vizio's SmartCast-compatible TVs are gaining AirPlay 2 and HomeKit integration later this year, and ahead of the official release, Vizio has launched a new beta that will allow Vizio customers to test
LG Announces Additional TVs With AirPlay 2 and HomeKit Launching Between April and June

LG Announces Additional TVs With AirPlay 2 and HomeKit Launching Between April and June

LG today detailed upcoming availability of its 2019 NanoCell LED 4K Ultra HD smart TVs with AirPlay 2 and HomeKit support. The new NanoCell lineup is divided into the Nano 8 and Nano 9 series, with
First LG TVs That Will Support AirPlay 2 and HomeKit Coming in April

First LG TVs That Will Support AirPlay 2 and HomeKit Coming in April

LG today announced that its first 2019 OLED TVs with AI ThinQ will be debuting in April. These models, like other TVs in the 2019 lineup, will support AirPlay 2 and HomeKit later this year. The
Fibaro's HomeKit-Connected Flood Sensor Notifies You When Leaks Are Detected

Fibaro's HomeKit-Connected Flood Sensor Notifies You When Leaks Are Detected

Fibaro has been making smart home devices and HomeKit-compatible products for a few years now, and the company has several sensors that work with HomeKit, including the Flood Sensor. The Flood
Eve's HomeKit-Enabled 'Eve Flare' Offers Awesome Mood Lighting, Long Battery Life, and Water Resistance

Eve's HomeKit-Enabled 'Eve Flare' Offers Awesome Mood Lighting, Long Battery Life, and Water Resistance

Eve Systems, formerly known as Elgato, has been making its Eve line of HomeKit products since HomeKit was first announced, and it was in fact one of the first companies to come out with HomeKit
Hunter Douglas PowerView Window Shade Motorization System Gets HomeKit Support

Hunter Douglas PowerView Window Shade Motorization System Gets HomeKit Support

Hunter Douglas has finally brought Apple HomeKit support to its PowerView Motorization system, which is designed to control Hunter Douglas motorized window shades. The PowerView Motorization Hub lets
LG's Latest Smart TVs Will Receive AirPlay 2 Update in Mid 2019

LG's Latest Smart TVs Will Receive AirPlay 2 Update in Mid 2019

LG today announced that its new smart TVs will receive a software update in mid 2019 with support for AirPlay 2 and HomeKit. LG first revealed plans to add AirPlay 2 and HomeKit to its latest smart

Apple hires smart lock CEO to help make its smart home dreams a reality

Apple has secured the expertise of Sam Jadallah, former CEO of smart lock company Otto, to head up its smart home initiatives. Combined with Apple’s recent acquisition of voice-enabled tech company
Gardena Smart System Gains Apple HomeKit Support

Gardena Smart System Gains Apple HomeKit Support

The Gardena Smart System is now compatible with Apple's HomeKit, thanks to the availability of a software update that brings HomeKit integration to Gardena devices like the Smart Water Control, Smart

Amazon buys mesh Wi-Fi router maker Eero

Right when Apple has decided to get out of the router business, one of its biggest competitors is ready to jump in. Amazon revealed today that it reached an agreement to acquire mesh Wi-Fi router
Review: First Alert's Onelink Safe & Sound Packs HomeKit, a Speaker, and Alexa Into a Smoke Detector

Review: First Alert's Onelink Safe & Sound Packs HomeKit, a Speaker, and Alexa Into a Smoke Detector

Back in mid-2018, First Alert launched its Onelink Safe & Sound smoke and carbon dioxide detector that doubles as a Bluetooth speaker and Wi-Fi connected Alexa assistant while also including
Eve's HomeKit-Enabled Light Strip Now Available for Purchase

Eve's HomeKit-Enabled Light Strip Now Available for Purchase

Eve, known for its line of HomeKit-enabled smart products, today announced the availability of its newest HomeKit accessory, the Eve Light Strip. First announced at CES, the Eve Light Strip is
LIFX HomeKit Bulbs Are Storing WiFi Passwords Unencrypted

LIFX HomeKit Bulbs Are Storing WiFi Passwords Unencrypted

Unlike the web which has established some security standards, the same cannot be said for our smart home devices. This is because for the most part, this is still a relatively new concept which means
Vizio opens beta sign-ups for SmartCast 3.0 with AirPlay 2

Vizio opens beta sign-ups for SmartCast 3.0 with AirPlay 2

At CES 2019, we learned that several major TV manufacturers would be adding AirPlay 2 compatibility to their lineups. Vizio was among this small list, and will be launching the feature as part of its

Vizio Now Taking Signups to Beta Test SmartCast 3.0 With Apple’s AirPlay 2 Support

Earlier this month, Apple announced that it was bringing AirPlay 2 support to a variety of different smart TVs on the market.
VIZIO SmartCast 3.0 beta brings AirPlay 2 and HomeKit support

VIZIO SmartCast 3.0 beta brings AirPlay 2 and HomeKit support

TVs are no longer just the entertainment hubs of the home, some have even become smart home hubs. But while smart TVs have all sort of Internet-connected features, not all of them are able to support