Today, at WWDC 2018, Apple’s annual developer conference, Apple announced that it plans to develop new integration capabilities for the Apple TV, including expanded Siri voice control for 3rd party control systems, like Control4. The Apple TV software that supports these new capabilities is expected to be available later this year, so integration with Control4 is still a ways away.
Control4 is pleased to be among the first group of companies invited to leverage these new integration capabilities. We have always been committed to the idea that a true smart home must support a heterogeneous mix of the devices consumers prefer the most.
Our development teams are continually working to bring new entertainment experiences to Control4 Smart Homes and we look forward to integrating these new Apple TV and Siri capabilities when Apple makes them available to our team.
What exactly was announced?
Apple announced that they are enabling better integrations with Apple TV and 3rd party control systems, like Control4. The announcement today is simply that, an announcement, not a release. The Apple TV software that supports these new capabilities won’t be available until later this year.
What is Control4 intending to achieve with this new integration?
Working with Apple, we intend to support Siri voice control and new IP control integrations for Apple TV. We are early in the development process, as such we won’t be sharing the specific features and functionality until we’re ready for public release.
When will Siri voice control and the new Apple TV integration be released?
This new functionality will become available sometime after Apple publicly releases their new software. Consistent with our other development projects, we are not announcing a specific date at this time.
Does this mean Control4 is HomeKit compatible?
No. This announcement is enabling better integration with Apple TV and support for Siri voice control.