Ikea releases update to make Tradfri smart lights HomeKit compatible

After a false start this summer, Ikea has released the firmware update necessary to integrate its Tradfri smart lights with HomeKit. Once the Tradfri hub is updated, users can generate a HomeKit code for the attached lights and add them to the Home app. Ikea was poised to be the first to retroactively add HomeKit support to its products, but Philips beat them to the punch early last month. Ikea’s offerings are far less expensive, but unfortunately the bulbs are currently only sold as part of a bundle with a remote, so it’s unclear when (or if) Ikea will sell them by themselves for users who just want to add the bulbs to an existing smarthome configuration.

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