Ikea smart home to be HomeKit compatible

Ikea’s smart lighting system is well known in the tech world and is going to receive an update that will make it more competitive than ever as it is making its wireless hub compatible with Apple’s HomeKit.

Users will be able to to control them either by using voice on any of those devices, or by using Apple’s iOS Home app. The update due in the fall will also make it possible to discover and add Ikea’s bulbs to Philips Hue’s HomeKit-compatible hub, which is fantastic news for existing Philips Hue users who want to be able to expand their systems but would like a variety. Currently Ikeas smart bulbs are slightly more costly than the Philips Hue model.