Comcast's house automation app hyperlinks with Nest, Lutron and extra
Earlier this yr Comcast stated its Xfinity Residence service would begin connecting to extra automation devices you in all probability already personal, and now it does. Proper now, its app (iOS, Android) connects to Nest thermostats, August Sensible Lock, Chamberlain MyQ storage controller, and Lutron’s Caseta mild controls. The plan is to ultimately make all of those providers controllable by way of the brand new X1 set-prime packing containers and voice distant controls (now obtainable in Spanish), however that is not prepared but. Comcast can also be bringing an SDK that ought to make it simpler for different residence automation platforms to construct hyperlinks to their very own setups — with Comcast’s approval. Is a cable set-prime field actually the proper place to place the brains of your sensible residence? With the TV enterprise quickly turning into simply one other a part of the web, Comcast in all probability hopes so.
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