IKEA brings HomeKit support to Trådfri motion sensor and shortcut button

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IKEA will support Apple HomeKit in two more Trådfri smart home products, the motion sensor and the shortcut button of the product line. New firmware is available and will be added to the smart devices automatically.

IKEA’s smart shortcut button and motion sensor will receive support for Apple HomeKit with the next firmware update. The new support comes in version 1.13.21 of the Trådfri Gateway and is already working in the UK, according to HomeKit Authority, and is expected to work soon in the rest of the world. With the update, the Trådfri smart LED lamp also gains the ability to configure the lamp on and off.

The shortcut button was released early this year and can be linked to the Trådfri hub. Users can link a specific action to the button, such as setting certain scenes to lamps or opening or closing smart blinds. With the motion sensor, lights turn on automatically when there is movement in a room.

With HomeKit support, users can automate Trådfri products via their Mac, iPhone or iPad and control them with Siri voice assistant. In addition to HomeKit, IKEA smart products can also be controlled with its own Home Smart app and largely with Google Assistant. In January, IKEA postponed European support for HomeKit for Fyrtur or Kadrilj blinds because of problems. In other countries, HomeKit is already supported with these curtains.

IKEA is working hard to expand the Trådfri line of smart products. At the beginning of February, IKEA added colored smart spots with GU10 fittings to the line, having previously released the quick connect button and a wireless dimmer.

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