Since it first introduced HomeKit back in 2014, Apple has been dancing around the idea of the smart home and automation. Since then, itâ€™s expanded its offerings bit-by-bit. It added the Home app in 2016, finally putting a front-end interface on controlling smart home tech and adding the ability to use the Apple TV as a home automation hub. But despite those improvements, HomeKit has yet to really catch on.
Dish customers can now go completely hands-free when watching TV. Through an integration with Amazon Alexa, those who have a Hopper or Wally, as well as an Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, or Tap can change channels, look up programs and actors, play, pause, and skip through shows, and more, just by using their voice. But first, you have to link your Dish account to Alexa. Here's how to do it. 1. Open the Alexa app on your smartphone, and select "Music, Videos & Books." 2.
Linked by Jason Snell May 24, 2017 8:57 AM PT We’re open for Six Colors sponsorships for the summer. As of this writing, WWDC week—sure to be a huge amount of traffic—is still open. Get in touch if you’re interested in that, or any week, this summer.