We used the rather quiet week to further improve our SmartApfel app. An update is available in the App Store. But now to the news of the past seven days.
Onvis motion detector with Thread launches in March
While the sensor does not differ externally from its predecessor except for a smaller logo, the SMS2 features an improved temperature and humidity sensor in addition to Thread. The new model is also supposed to be priced like its predecessor at around 30€ or $30.
LG equips third-party TVs with HomeKit
LG has announced that in the future not only its own TVs will support HomeKit, AirPlay, Apple TV and Apple Music, but also third-party TVs with the webOS Hub software.
While the Apple TV and Apple Music app should also support old versions of the webOS Hub software, HomeKit and AirPlay require webOS Hub 2.0.
New HomeKit architecture comes with iOS 16.4
While not even a first beta of the software version is available yet, a code snippet regarding it has surfaced in Matter. By the way, this week Apple released version 16.3.1 for all users.
Philips Hue Lightguide partly postponed indefinitely
Globe and Triangular continue to be a long time coming and that will not change in the short term. The reason continues to be quality problems.
New speakers from Sonos surfaced
The Verge have reported on new speakers from Sonos this week. Besides completely new speakers, there is supposed to be a successor for the Sonos Move this year.
With the “Era 100” and “Era 300”, there are to be speakers in a new design this year, which, according to Sonos, “reset the bar”. The flagship Era 300 is designed to play music with spatial audio and Dolby Atmos content.