Ikea releases update to make Tradfri smart lights HomeKit compatible

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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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Dan Pye was a news editor at iLounge. He's been involved with technology his whole life, and started writing about it in 2009. He's written about everything from iPhone and iPad cases to Apple TV accessories.