HomeKit in iOS 9 supports new sensors and devices, can remotely control your home via iCloud

HomeKit iOS 9

HomeKit, Apple’s platform for the connected home that was unveiled last summer, is beginning to pick up support from some well-established names in smart home appliances.

Last week, several vendors brought out some compelling HomeKit-certified home automation devices ahead of the Worldwide Developers Conference. And now, HomeKit is going to get a lot smarter with support for new types of home automation systems and improved remote management of your home.

In addition to the existing crop of device types for the connected home, HomeKit in iOS 9 will support many more types of sensors to make your connected home smarter, including windows shades, carbon monoxide sensors, motion sensors and even dedicated security systems.

Additionally, you will be able to access and manage your home via iCloud.

It should be noted that the current crop of HomeKit appliances can be managed remotely through the Apple TV acting as a HomeKit hub, or via a dedicated HomeKit hub device.

We’ll report more about the improved HomeKit in iOS 9 as soon as more information becomes available so stay tuned to iDownloadBlog for continued coverage throughout the day.