HomeKit support for IKEA smart blinds running now

Cupertino, April 2, 2020

IKEA has launched the long-lasting HomeKit upgrade for the company's low-cost smart blinds, according to several reports on reddit. The blinds, which were announced earlier last year, experienced several delays before eventually hitting stores without HomeKit support at launch.

Shutters owners and the TRADFRI gateway can now check for updates in the IKEA Home Smart app. It is said that blind support is added in version 1.10.28 for the gateway, version 2.2.009 for blinds and 2.2.008 for the remote control. It seems that the launch is being rolled out, so it may not be available in all local locations until now.

Once added to HomeKit, users will be able to control blinds through the Home application, Siri voice control, and automation. In addition to opening and closing the blinds, users will also be able to set the distance the blinds open, such as only partially opening the half blinds if you wish.

FYRTUR smart blinds are now available in US IKEA stores, with prices ranging from $ 129 to $ 179 depending on size. A model of non-blackened blinds, KADRILJ, is also available outside North America.

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