IKEA postpones European release of HomeKit support for roller blinds

IKEA has postponed the release of the software update that gives Apple HomeKit support to its smart blinds. The US release took place two weeks ago, but issues have arisen.

There is no release date for the update yet, reports IKEA. The company also does not report what the problem is. The HomeKit update is in version 1.10.28. It is not yet known what exactly is the cause of the problems. It was previously known that IKEA would later release the promised support for HomeKit.

Initially, it would come out at the same time as the roller blinds themselves, later that was postponed to autumn and even ‘early 2020’. With the support of HomeKit, users can automate their IKEA blinds via their Mac, iPhone or iPad, and control them with voice via Siri. Users could already control the Fyrtur and Kadrilj curtains via the Google Assistant and IKEA’s own Home smart app.