IKEA is going to make a huge splash in smart home appliances market later this year.
According to MacRumors, the company has announced its affordable TRÅDFRI line of a smart lighting system in a new Swedish press release.
It’s slated to get support for Google Home, Apple HomeKit, and Amazon Alexa. This integration will allow the users to pair their smart light bulbs with other smart home devices.
But what really steals the show is the ability to control the lights with your voice. Finally, you don’t have to get up to turn off the light after finding that right position in bed.
The Swedish giant has also promised that they will give new updates as early as summer or autumn. One of them might be their very own virtual assistant AI embedded with the furniture.
Earlier in May IKEA’s Denmark-based innovation lab was caught surveying consumers about what they’d like to see in a hypothetical virtual assistant. This gives a hint for the AI rumors.
Whatever it is, IKEA has come a long way after its initial foray into smart appliances back in 2015 and they are going strong into the future.