How to control your home with the HomePod

“You can use your HomePod to control HomeKit accessories — such as lights, thermostats, and window shades — that you’ve set up in the Home app on your iOS device,” Dennis Sellers writes for Apple World Today. “Then you can say things like ‘Hey Siri, set the thermostat to 72 degrees’ or ‘Hey Siri, did I lock the front door?'”

“HomeKit is a framework that allows control of compatible home automation devices through iOS and Siri,” Sellers writes. “It works with the Home app, allowing you to control all your HomeKit accessories.”

“The HomePod automatically acts as a home hub. This allows you to control your home’s accessories using the Home app when you’re away,” Sellers writes. “You can also trigger accessories based on time of day, your location, or the action of another accessory, such as a sensor.”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: HomePod works very well with Apple’s Home app and HomeKit accessories.

Have you used your HomePod to control HomeKit accessories, yet?

1 Comment

  1. Yes, my HomePod controls my lights and fan quite nicely. (I don’t want remote control door locks and in the US I cannot yet buy HomeKit controllers for steam radiators.) It sits in the corner of the living room and Siri hears me when I’m in the bedroom or in the kitchen. Much better than controlling HomeKit accessories with Siri on my iPhone or iPad.

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