It’s about time a company realizes the price of entry into the “Smart Home” category for consumers needs to be lower.
Ikea’s low-cost TRÅDFRI smart lights first announced in Europe last year, will soon get voice control for owners of Google Home, Apple HomeKit, and Amazon Alexa devices. Expect it to arrive this summer or autumn, says Ikea’s Swedish press release first spotted by MacRumors.
Ikea says it sees “huge potential” in smart home products, a category it first entered in 2015 with a series of furniture and accessories that had wireless charging for compatible smartphones baked right in. Ikea says it will expand its presence in the connected home with more launches in the coming years.
via The Verge