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Apple bringing Siri to third-party devices is an absolute game changer


Apple unveiled a raft of new HomeKit features alongside the launch of iOS 15 at the company's annual WWDC keynote on June 7; from digital keys stored on your phone for your smart lock to package detection when your home security cameras are connected to your Apple TV through Homekit. 

But the biggest, and most important, change from Apple, was making Siri available on third-party devices. It’s a huge move that’s gone totally under the radar, it seems.

From later this year, you’ll be able to say “Hey Siri” to some HomeKit-compatible smart devices and Apple’s voice assistant will be able to understand and action a number of commands from devices that don’t start with a lower-case ‘i’.

Apple revealed the smart thermostat manufacturer, Ecobee, was the first brand it had started working with but highlighted it was open to joining forces with any ...


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