The IKEA TRÅDFRI gateway works with the IKEA Home smart app to allow you to control compatible smart devices from IKEA and works with Amazon Alexa, Apple HomeKit, Google Assistant and Sonos. In other words, you’ll be able to use your voice and ask Siri to control your IKEA smart home devices.
Although it’s easy to turn a light bulb on and off with your Apple or Siri device, sometimes a short physical button is even more convenient. The button was spotted online in the US by a Redditor, it reports iMore.
As for Canada, IKEA began offering the TRÅDFRI shortcut in February for online purchase at an affordable price of $ 9.99 each, a spokesman confirmed for iPhone in Canada.
The button requires the $ 29.99 TRÅDFRI gateway to work, plus for those looking for Apple HomeKit support, they will also need a HomeKit gateway in the form of a HomePod, Apple TV or iPad.
Earlier today, Apple announced that Siri will gain new voices for English speakers and will no longer implicitly assist the voice assistant as a woman.