We’ve previously reported that the first Apple HomeKit products went on sale just ahead of this year’s WWDC. Now, Apple has updated its support page where it details new commands that iOS users can now give to Siri in order to control HomeKit devices.


The Siri commands will represent the main method of controlling HomeKit accessories, so if you’re looking to buy one such device, then you need to know what to tell to Apple’s virtual assistant. Apple will probably add new commands once fresh products hit the market, but for now here’s the full list with the commands:

  • 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 apple-homekit-siri
  • 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

iOS devices owners will also be able to use HomeKit to set up groups of devices, labeling them as a “zone” or a “room.” At the moment, Apple enlists accessories that you can use with HomeKit from Ecobee, Elgato, iHome, Insteon, Lutron. Apple also informs that you will be able to control your HomeKit-enabled accessories when you’re away from home using your iOS device if you have an Apple TV (3rd generation or later) with software version 7.0 or later.

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