Sep 23

Apple TV to be the Hub for the Smart Home

Apple TV to be the Hub for the Smart Home

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Apple is getting close to rolling out its smart home plans in a big way. The company recently pushed out a little noticed update to its set-top box, Apple TV, to make it support HomeKit. HomeKit is Apple’s protocol for allowing connected home gadgets to connect safely and easily in iOS.

The update means that Apple TV could be the hub that unifies the fragmented smart home industry, allowing you to turn on your lights or unlock your door from an iPhone remotely using Apple TV as a bridge device.

Apple TV likely won’t be the only way to communicate with Apple-certified smart gear. But with 20 million Apple TVs out in the world, it certainly makes sense that this would serve as a centerpiece of Apple’s smart home plans. And many speculate that a more powerful Apple TV is soon on its way.

Read more on Forbes.com and AppleInsider.com.

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