Wemo Smart Home Devices to Add Support for Apple HomeKit

Posted in Accessories, iOS on 25/05/2017 by Chris Hauk

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Belkin International today announced it plans to enable Apple HomeKit compatibility for the more than two million currently installed Wemo Smart Plugs and Light Switches.

Wemo Smart Home Devices to Add Support for Apple HomeKit

With the HomeKit enabled Wemo Bridge, Wemo users will be able to ask Siri® on their iPhone, iPad or Apple Watch – “Siri, turn on Wemo” or “Siri, dim the living room lights,” or use the Apple Home app on any of these devices.   Users will also be able to include Wemo products into scenes and rooms to work with more than one hundred other HomeKit compatible products and access them while on the go.

“Wemo is offering this bridge to address the overwhelming request from customers to make currently installed Wemo products work with HomeKit and other HomeKit compatible products,” said Brian Van Harlingen, chief technology officer at Belkin International. “We’re proud to work with Apple to bring together two of the most influential Smart Home platforms.  Wemo has been providing smart home devices for more than five years, and millions of people use Wemo devices every day.  The Wemo Bridge will allow current and future Wemo users to experience the benefits of HomeKit, including Siri integration and interoperability with other HomeKit devices while also leveraging all the Wemo features customers enjoy.”

The Wemo Bridge for HomeKit will be available in the fall. Pricing will be announced then.

Wemo products let users control their household lights and small appliances right from their phone from anywhere. For more information, visit the Wemo website.


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