What you need to know
- Bosch has begun rolling out an update to its smart home accessory line that adds support for Apple's HomeKit.
- Nine accessories in total will work with HomeKit, including a smart plug, and radiator thermostat.
- HomeKit update should be available to all users by August 13th.
Bosch has announced that it has begun rolling out an update to its Smart Home line that adds support for Apple's HomeKit. The update, which will be available to all by August 13th, comes around seven months after the company originally announced that HomeKit was in the works back at CES 2020.
The latest update will bring a total of nine accessories over to HomeKit. In addition to smart home staples such as smart plugs and door sensors, HomeKit-compatible accessories from Bosch include roller shutter controls, smoke detectors, and radiator thermostats. Bosch also plans to add HomeKit to other accessories automatically throughout the year.
Once added to HomeKit, Bosch Smart Home accessories will be available for voice controls through Siri on the HomePod, and through the Home app for the iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple Watch. Bosch accessories added to the Home app will also work with other HomeKit compatible devices in scenes and automations.
The HomeKit update will come in firmware version 9,18,1628-14284/5 for the Bosch Smart Home Controller, which acts as a hub for all of the company's accessories. An update to the Bosch Smart Home iOS app will also be available starting on August 6th.
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Christopher spends most of his time writing and dreaming about all things HomeKit and the Home app. Whether it is installing smart light switches, testing the latest door locks, or automating his households daily routines, Christopher has done it all.