HomeKit Secure Video Images Surface, Suggests That It Could Be Launching Soon

During WWDC 2019 earlier this year, Apple announced a new feature that would be coming to its HomeKit platform in the form of Secure Video. For those who are unfamiliar with HomeKit Secure Video, this is aimed at users who record video footage using smart security camera systems that are also HomeKit enabled.


Xiaomi’s Yeelight Updated With HomeKit Support

Xiaomi is known for their affordable smartphones, but in case you didn’t know, Xiaomi also makes a bunch of other products and gadgets that are equally affordable. One of those products is their Yeelight series of smart lightbulbs, which are possibly one of the cheapest smart lighting solutions in the market today.


IKEA’s Smart Blinds Won’t Support HomeKit At Launch

One of the selling points of IKEA’s smart home products, apart from its affordability, is how they support Apple’s HomeKit ecosystem. This means that they can be used together with other HomeKit devices and be controlled at the same time or in groups. Unfortunately, one of IKEA’s upcoming smart home products, the FYRTUR smart blinds, will not support HomeKit at launch.


Vizio TVs Are Now Receiving Support For AirPlay 2 And HomeKit

Soon after LG started rolling out support for these Apple technologies to its 2019 4K TVs, Vizio is following suit as well. Vizio is one of the companies that was confirmed to bring support for AirPlay 2 and HomeKit to its TVs earlier this year. To that end, it’s now rolling out a firmware update for supported TVs.


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LG’s Premium 4K TVs Get HomeKit And AirPlay 2 Support In The U.S.

It was revealed earlier this year that support for Apple’s smart home technology will be coming to premium TVs from different manufacturers. LG is one of the manufacturers that was slated to receive support for AirPlay 2 and HomeKit. It has now become the first major TV brand to provide support for these technologies to customers in the United States.


LG’s Smart TVs To Get HomeKit and AirPlay 2 Support Next Week

If you own an LG smart TV, you might be interested to learn that starting next week, LG has confirmed that they will be rolling out an update to their smart TVs in which they will be receiving both HomeKit and AirPlay 2 support. However, we should point out that not all models will be compatible.


IKEA’s Smart Shades Will Begin Shipping In August

Earlier this year, IKEA launched their smart shades in Europe. The launch of these shades were planned for a launch in February but was later delayed, but it seems that we now have an idea of when they are expected to be available. According to IKEA’s Swedish website, the company is now claiming that the shades will begin shipping in August.


Leaked Philips Hue 2019 Lineup Reveals HomeKit Smart Plug

If you wanted a HomeKit product from Philips, you would need to buy one of the company’s Hue branded lightbulbs. However, it seems that the company is trying to make it easier for customers to adopt their products because according to a report from iCulture, the leaked 2019 Philips Hue lineup includes a HomeKit compatible smart plug.


Ring’s Smart Doorbells Now One Step Closer To Gaining HomeKit Support

Several years ago, Ring announced that they would be working to bring HomeKit support to its smart doorbells. However, after Amazon acquired the company, some were understandably worried that this would never come to pass, but Ring later clarified that by confirming that HomeKit support would still be coming.


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 that it might be a while before a standard can be established and agreed upon. Unfortunately until then, we can expect vulnerabilities every now and then.


Yale And August Unveil New HomeKit Enabled Smart Locks

#CES2019 – Yale and August aren’t new faces when it comes to smart locks for the home, and at CES 2019, both companies have teamed up to create a couple of new smart locks that are also HomeKit enabled, meaning that you’ll be able to use your iOS device to control them remotely or with your voice.


IKEA’s Smart Blinds Will Launch Stateside April 1, 2019

Last week IKEA officially took the wraps off their upcoming smart blinds system. However the announcement at that time was for the European market which meant that it was unclear if there were plans to eventually bring it stateside. The good news is that IKEA has since confirmed with Fast Company that they do plan to launch it in the US and will be doing so on the 1st of […]


Sony’s Android TVs Will Soon Support AirPlay 2 And HomeKit

#CES2019 – Despite not physically being at CES 2019, Apple seems to have a pretty big presence at the event. This is because several major TV manufacturers have recently announced support for some of Apple’s platforms and services, such as Samsung who announced that their smart TVs would support iTunes Movies and TV Shows and AirPlay 2.


GE Launches New HomeKit Compatible Smart Bulbs And Wall Switches

#CES2019 – If you’re in the market for smart lighting systems, there are quite a few options to choose from. At CES 2019, GE unveiled new C by GE smart LED color bulbs as well as new smart wall switches that are compatible with Apple’s HomeKit platform, making it ideal for those looking to build up a collection of HomeKit compatible smart home devices.