IKEA made a Matter-ready hub with a new smart home app to match

IKEA continues its foray into sensible residence units with the launch of a Google Matter-ready hub referred to as DIRIGERA and a brand new IKEA Residence sensible app. With the brand new machine and app, the Swedish firm is promising to deal with extra sensible machine segments whereas making machine integration simpler. It says the app might be “handy, simple to navigate and user-friendly” for anybody simply stepping into sensible residence tech.

“With the brand new DIRIGERA hub for sensible merchandise, customers will have the ability to onboard all IKEA sensible merchandise to the system and steer them individually, in units or in teams within the new IKEA Residence sensible app. This allows customers to create totally different scenes with pre -set capabilities of the sensible merchandise and will increase the personalization choices for the sensible residence,” in response to the corporate.

IKEA’s first sensible residence hub/gateway TRADFRI and app launched means again in 2014, so it was lengthy overdue for a refresh. The corporate mentioned that you will nonetheless have the ability to use that machine, and present “merchandise from IKEA might be linked to and work equally properly with the DIRIGERA hub.”

IKEA’s sensible residence and machine household continues to develop at a reasonably fast tempo. Earlier this 12 months it launched the VAPPEBY LED lamp that doubles as a Spotify-enabled Bluetooth speaker. It additionally lately refreshed the SYMFONISK bookshelf speaker, in-built partnership with Sonos, together with sensible blinds, a sensible air air purifier and different units.

The DIRIGERA hub and new IKEA sensible residence app will launch in October 2022, the corporate mentioned. It can additionally unveil distant “away from residence” performance within the first half of 2023.

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