Controlling those new HomeKit compatible devices may not be as simple as saying “Hey Siri.”
To get the total smart home experience from HomeKit you need to have an Apple TV set top box, but some users are experiencing trouble setting up voice control through Apple TV. While you’re inside the home, Siri voice control works through the home Wi-Fi, but when you’re away, you need to have an Apple TV set top box to control your HomeKit devices.
Most of the devices released so far, including Lutron’s Caseta bridge, have their own smart phone apps, but that won’t allow homeowners to use voice control while their away.
With that said, being an early adopter may mean spending some time on the phone with Apple tech support to get HomeKit to work properly.
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