Apple HomeKit Posts a List of Siri Commands, What You can and What You Can’t
HomeKit, Apple’s initiative to controlling home automation that was introduced last year at the Worldwide Developers Conference, has been in the market for nearly twelve months now. Just recently Apple updated an entire list of commands that you can give Siri for taking care of Apple HomeKit enabled devices.
Let’s get realistic here, there are certain things that you can expect Siri to perform while trying to automate your home. And then there are those that are just now doable. After twelve months Apple decides to share issue commands that can be given to Siri. Here’s the full list.
- “Turn on the lights” or “Turn off the lights.”
- “Dim the lights” or “Set the brightness to 50%.”
- “Set the temperature to 68 degrees.”
- “Turn on the coffee maker.”
- “Turn on the upstairs lights.”
- “Turn off Chloe’s light.”
- “Turn down the kitchen lights”
- “Dim the lights in the dining room to 50%.”
- “Make the living room lights the brightest.”
- “Set the Tahoe house to 72 degrees.”
- “Set the thermostat downstairs to 70.”
- “Turn on the printer in the office.”
- “Set up for a party, Siri.”
- “Set the dinner scene.”
- “Set my bedtime scene.”
Siri works as the middle person between Apple HomeKit Hardware and the user. You can also specify what you want to do and in which area. For instance, if you wish to turn off the lights only in a certain room then you can give command ‘Turn off lights in Chloe’s room’ and only those lights will be turned off. Most devices coming out nowadays have a logo ‘works with Apple HomeKit’ which makes the hardware compatible with HomeKit.