“For a device that’s likely to spend a lot of time in your home, it seems odd that Apple TV won’t get Apple’s new Home app,” Mikah Sargent writes for iMore.
“When iOS 10 ships this fall, it’ll feature an app made by Apple called Home that can control your HomeKit-enabled smart home products. As it stands, however, it’ll only be available on iOS devices and Apple Watch,” Sargent writes. “Apple’s touting the Apple TV’s upcoming ability to control your HomeKit-enabled smart home devices using Siri. You’ll be able to — much like you would on iOS — ask Siri to turn down the lights or adjust the thermostat, and Siri will happily oblige. But if you’re looking for granular, nuanced control, like what you’d find in a HomeKit app (including Apple’s upcoming Home app), you won’t find it in the next version of tvOS.”
Sargent writes, “Regardless of where I’ll be able to access it, I’m thrilled to have an Apple-designed HomeKit app, period.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Perhaps, eventually, Home.app will get an tvOS counterpart, but for now it’ll be fine to set things up on your iPad or iPhone and use Apple TV to simply control the scenes you’ve created.