Homey, by Athom
By Athom B.V.
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Using your Homey when you're not home just became easier. With the Homey app you can now control your devices from a distance, manage the media currently playing on Homey, and give voice commands.
A device paired with Homey will be represented as a card. These cards have certain device specific controls. For example: a lamp can be turned on or off, a dimmer can be set to a percentage, and curtains can be opened or closed. Every device is assigned to a 'zone', for easy access, and for more fine grained control. If you tell Homey to turn off all devices in your living room, it does exactly that!
Voice commands work the same way as on the Homey itself: 'OK Homey, turn the lights in the bedroom on!'. It just works. You can also ask Homey questions: 'OK Homey, is it going to rain today?', and it will tell you the answer in mere seconds.
Media management is easy as well: 'OK Homey, play some rock music!'. While advanced playlist functionalities are still being developed, searching and playing music is supported just fine. (Although you will have to install a media source app on your Homey, like Spotify or Soundcloud). When you select a track to play, the button on bottom right of the screen can be used to switch the output to another speaker. Support for more types of speakers, as well as more advanced media management are coming soon!
What's New in Version 1.3.1
This version fixes a problem that could cause the app to crash on older devices, and improves presence detection reliability.