Date: Wednesday, September 24th, 2014, 12:21
Category: Apple TV, iOS, News, Software
It wasn’t a huge update, but it’s interesting.
According to Forbes, Apple released an Apple TV update allowing for third generation units of the media device to support HomeKit, 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 has both Bluetooth low energy and Wi-Fi wireless technologies, both of which Apple has made clear are the primary technologies that connected devices will communicate in the iOS environment. Apple TV is a device that is always on in your home, making it ideal as a hub to communicate with smart devices.