Philips today announced that its Philips Hue lineup of connected smart lighting will gain support for Apple’s HomeKit in the Fall. The HomeKit framework allows developers and manufacturers to build devices that interact with Apple devices and other HomeKit devices.
Philips says all current Hue lighting will be upgradable to take advantage of HomeKit interaction saying:
- All existing Hue light sources will be made compatible with HomeKit
- Apple HomeKit support will launch this fall
- Philips Hue will help existing users to upgrade their system
Philips hasn’t revealed any information than that above, but says it will release “more detailed information” come September.
Philips says it will release more HomeKit-related news, and general announcements from the company regarding Hue, on Facebook and Twitter throughout the summer, and encourages interested parties to follow them there.