Wemo is taking the next step in expanding its lineup of home automation accessories into the HomeKit ecosystem via a new software update for its Wemo WiFi Smart Dimmer. Similar to the update announced last summer for its Wemo Mini Smart Plug, the company’s Smart Dimmer will join the family of HomeKit-compatible devices through a free software update, adding compatibility with Apple’s home automation platform and thereby gaining support for Siri voice control and HomeKit scenes and automation routines without the need for a separate hub or bridge.
“More than 1.5 million Wemo Mini and Dimmers are in the hands of consumers and people can now leverage this software update for use with the Wemo devices they already own,” said Justin Doucette, senior director of product management for Wemo. “Our mission is to make the smart home experience simple, approachable and fun to use. With this new integration we aim to continue providing easy solutions to everyday tasks and add value through on-going software updates.”
The new update is expected to begin rolling out today, along with an update to the Wemo iOS app to facilitate the firmware update. Once the update has been completed, you should be able to use the Wemo app to initiate the HomeKit pairing process, similar to how it’s handled with the Wemo Mini Smart Plug.