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***iHome Control now supports the 5 in 1 SmartMonitor. The SmartMonitor senses Temperature, Humidity Motion, Light and Sound. Receive real-time notifications about your home environment and set convenient automations with other HomeKit-compatible accessories.***
The iHome Control app is the perfect tool to control your iHome SmartPlugs and monitor your home with the iHome SmartMonitor from virtually anywhere in the world.*
Use the iHome Control SmartPlugs and app to control lamps, fans and more with your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch. The app can also be used to setup notifications whenever the iHome SmartMonitor detects changes in motion, temperature, humidity, light or sound.
Designed to support iHome’s line of HomeKit-enabled SmartPlugs, the iHome Control app can:
• Easily add and configure iHome SmartPlugs and SmartMonitors on your network
• Create Home Automation rules to trigger iHome SmartPlugs based on specific triggers detected by the iHome SmartMonitor.
• Setup and Receive custom push notifications alerting you to environmental changes detected by the iHome SmartMonitor
• Control SmartPlugs on and off even when away from home
• Create Schedule-based rules to turn iHome SmartPlugs on or off automatically
• Group SmartPlugs into Rooms and Zones to control multiple plugs with a single command
• Control your HomeKit-enabled accessories with your voice using Siri directly from your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. (e.g. simply tell Siri to “Turn my Kitchen Off” to turn off your Kitchen’s iHome SmartPlugs)**
iHome Control SmartPlug now works with Amazon Echo and Dot (Alexa), SmartThings, Wink and Nest Thermostats. For more information, please see "Third-Party Integrations" in the Settings section of the app.
* Requires internet access or cellular signal
** Controlling HomeKit-enabled accessories with Siri away from home requires an Apple TV (3rd generation or later) with Apple TV software 7.0 or later
What's New in Version 2.1.1
Fixes compatibility issue on iOS 10
A Solid and Reliable App
I don't usually leave app reviews but I felt compelled to review this app as it's just really well designed and has actually made my life more enjoyable.
I'm currently running six smart plugs on this app and they all work every time. It has a really clean and straight forward interface.
My only suggested app improve would be to include a warning on the setup viewController that hard codes a warning that you should switch your phone wifi connection "off" of your 5ghz connection, and onto your lower strength connection only during the setup process. Unfortunately I had to call in to find this out when my pairings failed and I found out the smart plugs can't pair across a 5ghz connection. However my phone was able to move back to the stronger connection once pairing was completed :)
We use this for ambience lights and lately for our Christmas Tree. It is very basic but it gets the job done! The rules are a nice feature to have everything more automatic, considering that you can control time and day of the week. The problem I'm facing is that one the plugs cannot update because of a "not on the same network" error. Not sure what that means since I'm able to control that plug on and off from the app properly. Not a big problem now, but it might be in the future with the release of other updates and falling to far behind.
A Great Addition To Your Home
Are use iHome smart plugs for remote access to lighting and outlets in our home. It is relatively easy to set the smart plugs as timers and as mentioned, remote on and off capability. Works great with Apple "Home". Cost is reasonable. Technical support is available and helpful. Technicians take the time to resolve issues-especially problems created by this user. I find the iHome smart plugs a worthwhile investment and I highly recommend them. Lastly, their interface with Apple home is trouble-free. Buy 'em - -you'll like 'em.
- Category: Utilities
- Updated: Oct 09, 2016
- Version: 2.1.1
- Size: 11.4 MB
- Apple Watch: Yes
- Language: English
- Seller: SDI Technologies
- © SDI Technologies, Inc.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.