“A new Apple support document for HomeKit has now officially confirmed our earlier report that the Apple TV would serve as a hub for HomeKit devices,” Ben Lovejoy reports for 9to5Mac. “The document confirms an Apple TV is needed if you want to control HomeKit accessories while away from home.”
If you have an Apple TV (3rd generation or later) with software version 7.0 or later, you can control your HomeKit-enabled accessories when you’re away from home using your iOS device. Sign in with the same Apple ID on your iOS device and Apple TV, and you’ll be able to use Siri commands to remotely control your accessories. — Apple Inc.
More info, including HomeKit hardware requirements, in the full article here.
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