Yesterday we heard that the first Apple HomeKit devices are launching shortly and now we have some more details on the role of the Apple TV with HomeKit devices.
Back in January we heard that the Apple TV could be used to control your Apple HomeKit devices remotely and now Apple has confirmed this in some documentation on its website.
If you have an Apple TV (3rd generation or later) with software version 7.0 or later, you can control your HomeKit-enabled accessories when you’re away from home using your iOS device.
Sign in with the same Apple ID on your iOS device and Apple TV, and you’ll be able to use Siri commands to remotely control your accessories.
Apple has also now listed all of the new Apple HomeKit accessories on its website that have launched to date, we are expecting a number of other new devices to launch in the next few months.
We are also expecting Apple to launch a new Apple TV device at WWDC 2015 next month, this is expected to come with apps and games and may also feature Apple’s Siri.
Source Apple, 9 to 5 Mac
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