• Philips Reportedly Preparing to Launch "Hue Bridge" for Apple's HomeKit Platform



    According to a storage page which has now been deleted from a Dutch lighting retailer, Philips is reportedly preparing to launch a device called the Hue Bridge. The Hue Bridge is reportedly designed to link current Hue products with Apple’s HomeKit platform. The device is said to be around the same size and shape as that of an Apple TV but set to come in all white and with three LEDs on top. Aside from this, not much else is known other than the fact that the product was listed for 60 euros, which equates to just under $67.

    For those of you who weren’t aware, HomeKit is an iOS-enabled and Apple-TV centric home automation platform that allows people to group devices together and control them via apps or Siri voice commands. As of right now, there are only a few HomeKit accessories on the market, which has been attributed to intense encryption requirements that are being imposed by the Cupertino California company.

    It might be that Philip’s is waiting to officially launch the Hue Bridge until after next week’s Apple press event, where one of the main focuses of the event is rumored to be a fourth-generation Apple TV that supposedly comes with Siri support as well. Siri is said to be one of the major themes of the event with Apple reportedly planning to expand the technology surrounding the personal assistant software.

    We’ll have to wait for more concrete information to be revealed.

    Source: meerdanlicht.nl via iCulture, AppleInsider
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Philips Reportedly Preparing to Launch "Hue Bridge" for Apple's HomeKit Platform started by Akshay Masand View original post
    Comments 2 Comments
    1. rickuk's Avatar
      rickuk -
      I'm hoping that Apple are putting more effort into HomeKit, currently its very hit or miss with reliability
    1. SirZyrion's Avatar
      SirZyrion -
      Philips Hue lights already come with a Hue Bridge, so I'm assuming this will replace the current ones. Interesting!
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