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This article was published on June 8, 2015

Apple’s HomeKit can be controlled from iCloud with iOS 9

Apple’s HomeKit can be controlled from iCloud with iOS 9
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Apple’s framework for your connected home has been expanded to allow remote access and control of your connected devices through iCloud with iOS9.

Apple is expanding HomeKit’s capabilities to include compatibility with sensors such as smoke alarms or carbon monoxide alarms, as well as other compatible connected devices.

You will be able to access and control HomeKit through the Apple Watch app as well.

Last week, the first HomeKit devices started to hit stores and Philips confirmed that its Hue intelligent lighting system will also be supported by fall.

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