With the new versions of Apple… iOS 15, WatchOS 8, Homepod mini and Apple TV updates, there are several advantages to developing your HomeKit-compatible smart home gadgets and Apple devices.

Smart Home Updates with iOS 15

Control Apple TV with HomePod Mini

Upcoming Smart Home Updates with iOS 15

You can now control the Apple TV via the HomePod mini using Siri, to turn the TV on and off and search for content, a feature that was present in Chromecast devices with Google Home and Amazon devices. Finally got it HomePod.

HomePod Mini as a TV Speaker

You can now use the HomePod mini as a speaker for your Apple TV, while this feature was previously exclusive to the larger HomePod, the HomePod mini now has the same feature.

Door cameras recognize parcels

Your surveillance cameras that are connected to Apple's home video recording system on i-Cloud HomeKit Secure Video can know when there is a package delivered to your door and tell you a notification if you want, and there are features to identify people, animals or cars in front of the house of the house.

Currently, only two surveillance cameras are compatible with this system, Logitech View and Netatmo Smart Video Doorbell.

View multiple security cameras on Apple TV

Previously, Apple TV could display video from one of the home security cameras at a time and you had to switch between the cameras, now you can display video from several cameras at the same time on the Apple TV to monitor several parts of the house.

Siri's everything!

As Amazon does with Alexa, Apple decided to let companies put Siri into their home devices. Currently the only device that will support this feature is the Ecobee SmartThermostat. But it is expected that Siri will spread to many devices with time.

Commands for Siri Later

Now you can tell Siri to do things in the future, like “Turn off the lights when I leave the house” or “Turn off the TV at 6.”

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Apple | the verge | macrumors

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