Groove Music Now Available on Sonos

Jul 29, 2015 by

Groove Music is now available on Sonos systems as a beta service, but you will need a Groove Music Pass to listen.

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Home: On #052 – Better Experiences, with Joe Johnston

Jul 27, 2015 by

The HomeKit news continues, and it’s not good. New devices launch while others temporarily stop shipping. And user experience expert Joe Johnston joins us to discuss how he thinks the smarthome experience will improve in the not-too-distant future.

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First Look: iHome’s HomeKit-compatible SmartPlug

Jul 22, 2015 by

We review iHome's new HomeKit-compatible SmartPlug, which is now shipping, and it may be the best designed plug-in module available. But it suffers from HomeKit's achilles heel: software and integration problems.

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Home: On #051 – Going Hubless, with Adam Miarka

Jul 9, 2015 by

The smarthome space may face something of a shakeout in the months ahead, Lutron releases its updated smart bridge for the Caséta Wireless Lighting products, and Adam Miarka joins us to discuss life beyond the smarthome hub.

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Home: On #050 – HomeKit Confusion, with Josh Pollard

Jun 15, 2015 by

DMZ colleague Josh Pollard joins Richard to mark 50 episodes of Home: On over the past two years and discuss what’s changed in their respective homes as the industry continues to grow and evolve. And with HomeKit products releasing now, you can be sure they spent some time talking about that hot mess plus a bit of other smarthome news.

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Introducing Apple HomeKit

Jun 10, 2015 by

The first wave of HomeKit devices is finally here. Here's what we know and what you need to know if you're interested in buying any of these products. There's a lot of confusion surrounding this release, so be sure to check for that Works with Apple HomeKit logo to ensure compatibility!

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Home: On #049 – Delivering Comfort, with Rahul Raj

Jun 8, 2015 by

NuTone enters the smarthome space with some rebranded white-box products, HomeKit-compatible devices start to hit the market, and Ecobee’s Rahul Raj joins us to discuss the Ecobee3 smart thermostat and some of their latest announcements.

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Insteon Hub Pro Adds HomeKit, Loses Lots of Insteon

Jun 4, 2015 by

Insteon's new Hub Pro adds HomeKit support, but its lack of complete Insteon support may be a big disappointment for current Insteon users and enthusiasts.

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Apple Stores to Sell HomeKit-enabled ecobee3 Thermostat

Jun 2, 2015 by

The Ecobee3 smart thermostat—known for normalizing temperatures in the home across multiple locations within a single HVAC zone—will soon be HomeKit enabled and available in Apple Stores.

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Home: On #048 – Lightfair Trends, with Seth Johnson

Jun 1, 2015 by

Seth Johnson of the HomeTech Podcast joins us again to discuss the latest news and recount some of the highlights and trends from last month’s Lightfair expo in New York City.

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Logitech’s Harmony Remote Update Expands Home Control

May 28, 2015 by

The long-awaited update to Logitech's living room hub products enables significantly expanded home control, integration, and scheduling capabilities.

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Home: On #047 – The DIY Integrator, with Branton Ellerbee

May 12, 2015 by

An expired certificate causes new headaches for Wink and its customers, home automation vendors make a mad dash to support the Apple Watch at launch, and Branton Ellerbee joins us to talk about how he’s helping his customers integrate consumer-oriented smarthome products into their homes.

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