Apple TV confirmed to help you control your home soon
“The Internet of Things” seems to be a big deal recently, as more companies continue to provide manufacturers with options to make home appliances smarter. The biggest problem so far is that manufacturers haven’t really adopted any solution quickly, and then there’s the price tag challenge that consumers face later. Still, we do see Google going crazy with things like Project Brillo, and then there’s Apple’s HomeKit, which is apparently going to get smarter with a new development.
Apple has just published a new support document that claims that the third-generation Apple TV or later will be a key tool in the company’s new HomeKit protocol. Once you sign in with your Apple ID, users can use Siri commands to remotely control locks, lights, thermostats, smart plugs and other HomeKit-enabled accessories. Apple’s document also mentions which HomeKit-compatible devices are already in the market for purchase. What we don’t know is if the Apple TV will be mandatory for HomeKit to work though.
The current Apple TV being sold in the market is actually the third-generation of the unit, so it seems that those of you that already own one are in luck. Rumors claim that we should expect a new Apple TV next week at WWDC 2015. This will more likely offer an even broader scope of support for HomeKit.