Best HomeKit smart blinds in 2024

The best HomeKit smart blinds will make your keep your home shaded, your rooms private, and your smart home more automated. HomeKit smart blinds are better than old-fashioned standard blinds as it's easy to control them remotely using  your iPhone, iPad or even with Siri voice commands. 

It's not just about being too lazy to pull the blinds yourself — automation benefits can help give you peace of minded and added privacy when you're away from home. Once you've set up the best HomeKit smart blinds, you can create Scenes or create automations using the Apple Home app. So you could set your blinds to open at sunrise or close at sunset depending on your preferences, to stay closed if every family member is away. Sync them with the best HomeKit light bulbs and you can even light up a room once the blinds are drawn. There are all sorts of different AppleKit home devices that you can connect with your blinds. 

Whether you have the latest iPhone 15 Pro or an iPhone from yesteryear, don't fret — HomeKit blinds will work with almost all of them, so long as they've got access to the Home app. The big choice is whether or not you want custom-made smart blinds or to simply retrofit the ones you already have — both options are listed here below with great products to choose from. However you decide to upgrade your home, the best Apple HomeKit blinds will save you time and energy in the long run. All you have to do is fix in some screws and adjust a few settings and you're ready to go.

Quick List

Before you buy

Before you buy some smart blinds there are a few things you need to think about, and a couple of things you need to check. You'll need to measure your window, make sure you choose the right kind of blind, and then choose the perfect blind for you and your smart home setup. Here is the lowdown:

Measure your window
First things first, double-check the height and the width of your window. When choosing the size blinds that fit, you'll want to make sure that it's ever so slightly bigger than the gap it needs to cover, so that it can go over the window properly and provide a proper seal against the outside world.

What kind of Blind
All of the blinds here are roller blinds, and that will be most of the smart blinds you find on the internet. Of course, if you've got Roman blinds you'll have to find an alternative option to make them smart. You might also have curtains — some of the options above have curtain options, and there are some other great devices for controlling curtains.

Battery or wired
This will depend on how easy it is to access a power outlet near your blinds — if there's one nearby, then a wired option is the way to go, that way you'll never find yourself running out of juice. If a power outlet is further away, then you'll need to go for a rechargeable option. That will make the blind completely wireless, in effect making for much tidier setup. There is then a module you'll need to use to plug the battery in.

Upgrade or integrated
This is where you choose whether you want to use a preexisting set of blinds, or fit a new one. An integrated option is one that has all the smart blind equipment in it already, without any need for any existing blinds. The upgrade will need to be fitted to blinds that you've already got, so you should check compatability.

Q&A

What are the benefits of smart blinds?

Smart blinds are among the best HomeKit accessories, adding great convenience to keeping your home private and rooms shaded, with lots of flexibility for automating them alongside other sensors and smart home routines.

The best HomeKit blinds give you remote controls through the Home app and Siri. Through the power of automation and scenes, you can incorporate them into your morning or evening routine, as well as for movie night.

If you want to add smart features in a simple way, smart blinds are an excellent addition to your home, especially when you want to be hidden away from the outside world for a time.

Smart blinds are also perfect if you're new to smart home tech, showing off what can be accomplished through HomeKit. Once you've got all set up with blinds, consider adding on the best HomeKit light bulbs, best HomeKit light strips or best HomeKit motion sensor for even more automations. For instance, you could set the smart blinds to close at the same time as you schedule your smart light bulbs dim for the evening. 

What should you look for in smart blinds?

Depending on your windows, you may quickly find smart blinds that are the perfect size or you may need to arrange a custom order. Fortunately, most smart blind companies are able to make changes to the size and shades, so they're a perfect fit in your home. Keep in mind that there are great options for retrofitting old blinds with smart roller controls, so that you don't have to ditch the lovely fabric you've already got hanging against your windows.

It's a good idea to consider if you want (or need) a cost-effective and pre-sized solution or not. If customization isn't essential, check out IKEA's FYRTUR blackout roller line. The wireless blackout blinds are affordable and come in various standard window sizes. They also work with the TRADFRI Gateway to provide HomeKit support. The FYRTUR Blinds even come with a handy remote that you can stick on the wall or set on a table.

For outdoors smarts, you need the SmartWings Motorized Outdoor Patio Shades. The customizable outdoor shades are available in four color options. They also provide support for solar panels and handheld remotes so you have plenty of options here for your long-term smart home plans.

Gerald Lynch
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Gerald Lynch is the Editor-in-Chief of iMore, keeping careful watch over the site's editorial output and commercial campaigns, ensuring iMore delivers the in-depth, accurate and timely Apple content its readership deservedly expects. You'll never see him without his iPad Pro, and he loves gaming sessions with his buddies via Apple Arcade on his iPhone 15 Pro, but don't expect him to play with you at home unless your Apple TV is hooked up to a 4K HDR screen and a 7.1 surround system. 

Living in London in the UK, Gerald was previously Editor of Gizmodo UK, and Executive Editor of TechRadar, and has covered international trade shows including Apple's WWDC, MWC, CES and IFA. If it has an acronym and an app, he's probably been there, on the front lines reporting on the latest tech innovations. Gerald is also a contributing tech pundit for BBC Radio and has written for various other publications, including T3 magazine, GamesRadar, Space.com, Real Homes, MacFormat, music bible DIY, Tech Digest, TopTenReviews, Mirror.co.uk, Brandish, Kotaku, Shiny Shiny and Lifehacker. Gerald is also the author of 'Get Technology: Upgrade Your Future', published by Aurum Press, and also holds a Guinness world record on Tetris. For real.