Since iOS 13.6 and watchOS 6.2.8, Apple has allowed you to use your iPhone and Apple Watch as digital car. Come iOS 15, a new tool called Home Keys will allow you to do the same with a smart lock in your home. This is one of the few smart things about home that Apple showed up at the time WWDC 2021.
When you’re in your home, the strong integration between HomePod and Apple TV devices gives you the opportunity to streamline tvOS by delivering voice commands through one of Apple’s smart speakers. For those who have it all Apple TV 4K with one or more HomePod mini speakers, the company will allow you to pair these devices for a better feel. As for the HomePod mini, the speaker is on sale in Austria, Ireland and New Zealand starting later this month, and is available in Italy for follow-up later this year.
The company is also using tvOS to add a new line of Shared With You, which will include what your peers are advising you on. At the same time, the All of You lineup will be showing TV shows and TVOS videos that you think are worth your whole family watching.
For the first time, Apple is launching Siri in manufacturers of third-party home appliances. The company featured a digital assistant that works with the Ecobee device. Based on the display, it looks like Apple will lead through inquiries through its servers, enabling other manufacturers to view your voice commands.
Apple also unveiled the pre-installed Apple Watch home app, as well as a number of tweaks to create a security camera inside the app. As with many of Apple’s most recent visuals today, you can expect those related to Home and HomeKit to be released sometime later this year.
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