Apple HomePod now works with August’s Siri-enabled thatch – CNET

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HomePod owners can now control their Aug Smart Lock Pro and second-gen Smart Lock with Siri voice commands. 


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August’s Smart Lock Pro and last-gen Smart Lock already work with Siri on your iPhone for locking and unlocking your door, as good as seeking if your doorway is locked. The close and doorbell startup, now owned by Yale’s primogenitor association Assa Abloy, on Wednesday announced that a dual HomeKit-enabled thatch now work with a Apple HomePod.

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This accessible draft creates it easy to see what Apple inclination work with your HomeKit-compatible Aug locks.


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The HomePod is Apple’s initial try during a standalone Wi-Fi speaker. Plug it into an opening during home, set it adult with a concordant iOS device and play music, ask Siri questions and even control HomeKit-friendly gadgets. The HomeKit apportionment worked good during my HomePod testing, though a orator wasn’t means to control confidence devices, like Aug locks. When asked, Siri would respond, “I wish we could, though we can’t control confidence inclination here.” 

That’s changing with today’s proclamation from Aug and it hopefully means a HomePod will shortly be means to control even some-more intelligent confidence gadgets. 

According to August’s blog post, we can now use a HomePod to close your doorway and ask for a lock’s standing — either it’s sealed or unlocked. But we still can’t ask Siri on a HomePod to clear your Smart Lock Pro or Smart Lock. 

The HomePod does offer as a overpass for your HomeKit things to work remotely with Siri voice commands on your iPhone or Apple Watch. Before Apple’s HomePod, we indispensable an Apple TV or an iPad to control your inclination when we were divided from home. 

We devise to exam out this Apple HomePod formation with an Aug Smart Lock Pro shortly to see how good it works.  

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