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IKEA finally adds HomeKit support to its Tradfri smart lighting range



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Added 11-01-17 07:31:02am EST - “After a few false starts, IKEA has finally added HomeKit integration to its Tradfri smart light range. For owners of Tradfri smart bulb accessories, you can now update your hub firmware and get the…” - 9to5mac.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From 9to5mac.com: “IKEA finally adds HomeKit support to its Tradfri smart lighting range”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

After a few false starts, IKEA has finally added HomeKit integration to its Tradfri smart light range. For owners of Tradfri smart bulb accessories, you can now update your hub firmware and get the latest version of the Tradfri app from the App Store.

This allows you to generate a HomeKit code for your existing accessories and add them using the Apple Home app. You can then control the devices like any other HomeKit accessory, including Siri voice control.

The app update means users can add IKEA Tradfri products into their HomeKit home, as long as they have a Tradfri gateway hub, the same hub IKEA has been selling for some time now.

HomeKit enables users to mix and match smart home accessories from different manufacturers, so you can augment your Philips Hue bulbs with IKEA bulbs for instance.

You can then toggle them on or off through the Apple Home app on iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch. Or use Siri voice commands to do the same thing.

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