“While many, including me, are expecting new Apple TV hardware to debut at next week’s WorldWide Developer Conference, it won’t just be for entertainment,” Kevin Tofel reports for ZDNet. “Apple TV is part of Apple’s HomeKit platform for your connected home.”
“That’s based on the official support document for how to set up and use HomeKit-enabled accessories with your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, which was just updated on Tuesday,” Tofel reports. “Perhaps the best part of the statement is that even… the 3rd generation Apple TV launched in March, 2012 and will work with HomeKit devices.”
“Having a hub could… make it easier for HomeKit devices to work together. When a door sensor triggers, indicating that you’ve come home at night for example, the hub could see this information and turn on your lights,” Tofel reports. “Based on my own smarthome experiences — I installed an Insteon system back in 2010 — this is the type of scenario where a connected home really adds value; the home intelligently starts to take action based on events.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Hint: Sell your Apple TV 2nd-gen units now, while you can still get something for them.