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 [...]
Apple today announced an update for its Clips app for the iPhone and the iPad, which is adding new Selfie Scenes, additional filters, fresh posters, and new stickers, text labels, and soundtracks.
Clips, for those unfamiliar with the concept, is a video editing app designed to allow users to combine several video clips, images, and photos with voice-based titles, music, filters, and graphics to create enhanced videos that can be shared on social media sites.
Clips was released in early 2017 and has since seen several updates to add new features.
Today’s update brings a total of six new Selfie Scenes, which are 360-degree backgrounds that work with [...]
Nanoleaf’s new 12-sided light-up remote joins its existing Nanoleaf Light Panels and Nanoleaf Rhythm, adding a whole slew of smartphone-free physical control options for your HomeKit setup in one easy-to-use accessory.
The Nanoleaf Remote is bigger than button and remote devices from other companies, but it offers access to many more scenes and as you’ll see in my review, it’s a great value if you already own a Nanoleaf setup and want a simple iPhone-free control method that anyone in the household can use.
For people unfamiliar with Nanoleaf, the company makes the Nanoleaf Light Panels, a HomeKit-enabled set of flat, triangle-shaped lights that [...]
Elgato has been making HomeKit-enabled „Eve“ Bluetooth accessories for several years now, and the company now boasts an impressive lineup that includes a range of sensors, switches and smart plugs, and motion detectors.
Eve Button, Elgato’s newest product, is a simple little three-gesture switch that’s designed to control all of your other HomeKit products, activating scenes, turning lights on and off, and more.Design
The Eve Button has a simple, clean design with a silver aluminum shell and a black plastic front plate with a smooth, circular button outline that doesn’t protrude at all.
It’s using the same design [...]