Apple, Amazon, And Google Form An Alliance For Smart Home Devices

The three biggest tech giants- Apple, Amazon, and Google have collaborated to promote smart home devices that can work through more than one platform. The three companies had formed the team with Zigbee Alliance back in 2019. It was announced then and was known as the “CHIP” alliance. A report from 9to5Mac has said that the first device passed by the CHIP alliance is ready and said to release in 2021. The alliance has now decided to change its name from “CHIP” to “Matter.” From now, if a product has to receive certification from Matter, then the product needs to be compatible with all three- Amazon’s Alexa Smart Home, Apple’s HomeKit, and Google’s Weave protocols. Products under this alliance include smart bulbs, video doorbells, door locks, and smart speakers, among others.

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Top 5 Home Automation Apps For iOS

Some years back we had to walk up to the television set, rotate the dial, and change the channel. After some time, remote controls were invented. Using remote control we could sit in one place, point the remote towards the TV, and using the buttons could change the channel. We thought that’s it. There could nothing be easier than this. But guess what? There is. Using a smart home app we don’t even need to get up to use the remote. We can just sit at one place and talk to our tv, telling it to go to a specific channel and it will. And not just kitchens, everything starting from kitchen appliances to the garage door, lights, fan, ac, curtains everything can be controlled. All because of home automation.

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Amazon Updates Fire Tablets To Act As Smart Home Hub Control Center

Amazon recently updated their Fire Tablets with the in-demand Smart Home Hub feature. Now, along side the regular TV shows, browsing, gaming and other activities on the tablet, Amazon is allowing users to also use the very device as a control centre for all the Smart Home devices they might have at home. Read More

Apple Introduces HomeKit During WWDC

HomeKitThere were rumors around Smart Home Automation System to be announced at WWDC 2014. Though Apple has not launched a new platform for Smart Home Automation as expected, it has launched HomeKit. HomeKit is a new toolkit for iOS 8 developers for Home Automation related service. HomeKit will provide developers a standard to pair their iPhones with different smart home devices. It will make it simpler for users to provide secure access to those devices using their iPhones. Read MoreReviewsCollect Ad