HomeKit is Apple's home automation framework that lets developers more closely tie accessories to the iPhone and iPad. It does that securely, with end-to-end encryption, and conveniently, with access to the Siri virtual personal assistant. That means you can control all your home automation accessories with your voice, and you can do so without worrying about passwords. The Apple TV and iPad act as a "home hub" to add remote control for when you're away from home.

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