Right now, Philips Hue lightbulbs, and the newly-revealed Hue Go portable light, can be controlled with an iOS-based device easily enough.
While that’s good enough for most people, for those owners out there in the world that want a bit more control, or ease of use, with their smart lightbulbs, HomeKit will make that possible. Recently, Philips confirmed that the company’s lineup of Hue-branded lightbulbs will get HomeKit support sometime this fall.
On top of that, and good news for those that already purchased Hue lightbulbs, is that the current light sources will be compatible with HomeKit as well. While Philips is officially making the announcement now, the company said that more detailed information regarding the upgrade will be provided in September of this year.
HomeKit will make it easier to control the smart products within owners’ homes, and the Apple TV will work as a sort of central hub to make communication between iOS devices and those smart products even easier.