Ikea Introduces New Sensors, Ecobee Doorbell Gets an Update, and Other HomeKit Insider News

Cupertino, December 10, 2023

On this week's episode of the HomeKit Insider podcast, your hosts discuss the launch of Eve Play, Ecobee's new doorbell update, and our favorite HomeKit devices. HomeKit InsiderAfter previously being announced, the Eve Play can now be ordered. This AirPlay compatible box lets you stream music to your existing bookshelf speakers. Lutron released a new app for iPad this week and while it looks great, it's nothing more than an experiential app to demonstrate Lutron products before you buy them. Ikea was in the news this week with the launch of its new sensors. There's a new contact sensor, leak sensor and motion sensor that will all work with the new hub and eventually Matter. Finally, Ecobee has released an update to its smart video doorbell that brings the long-awaited activity alert functionality. This allows you to receive smart alerts on your devices (including Apple TV) when motion is detected. Following the news, we reviewed the smart home vacuums, outlining some of the differences and why we like them. Finally, your hosts then talk about their favorite smart home devices that work with Apple Home. Links from the show Subscribe and listen to our Homekit.Blog Daily podcast for the latest Apple news Monday through Friday. You can find it on Apple Podcasts, Overcast, or wherever you listen to podcasts. Those interested in sponsoring the show can contact us at: [email protected]Stay up to date with all things Apple on the weekly Homekit.Blog Podcast – and get a quick news update from Homekit.Blog Daily. Just say "Hey Siri" to your HomePod mini and ask about these podcasts, as well as our latest HomeKit Insider episode. If you want an ad-free Homekit.Blog Podcast experience, you can support the Homekit.Blog Podcast by subscribing for $5 per month through Apple's Podcasts app, or through Patreon if you prefer a different podcast player. Read more on Homekit.Blog

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