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Although HomePod is available in Apple’s Home app, the company’s smart home speaker as of yet can’t be integrated into HomeKit scenes and automations. With such a feature, users would be able to activate their favorite HomeKit scenes, alongside a specific Apple Music playlist, album, or song from their HomePod.
Reddit user Running_In_Space on r/HomeKit explained recently that this is actually possible today, thanks to a helpful (and super simple to create) Siri Shortcut. With the Shortcut, you can tie any Home scene together with any Apple Music playlist. While the Shortcut is limited to playlists, you can choose from your own playlists or those created [...]
If you own an Alexa smart device, you’ll likely have used the „What’s new?“ or „What’s happening?“ voice command to hear your daily news briefing, which can be customized to include your own interests.
Siri has a similar feature that uses the Podcasts app to bring you a daily news digest, which you can also customize to an extent. It can be invoked on HomePod, Apple Watch, and any iPhone or iPad running iOS 11.2.5 or later.
There are a couple of things to note before using Siri’s news brief feature. The last time we checked, it was limited to users based in the U.S., the U.K., and Australia, and it isn’t [...]
Coming off the recent reveal of Philips Hue’s latest fixtures, the lighting company today announced two new collections that will be available to purchase in October: „Hue Signe“ and „Hue Play.“ While still providing all of the expected features of Hue lights — including HomeKit support — the new products have unique hardware builds and are aimed to enhance entertainment areas.
Starting off, the Hue White and Color Ambiance Signe Collection is a slim fixture with a solid base that comes in a Floor Light (standing at about 59 inches tall) and Table Light (just over 24 inches tall). The Signe is designed to be placed around an [...]