At the 2019 Pacific Coast Builder Conference currently taking place in San Francisco, Savant announced Siri and HomeKit integration with its Pro remote, and revealed the Savant Soundbar with the company's smart home software embedded.
The innovation means Savant system owners can now enjoy Siri Voice command functionality and HomeKit compatibility within their connected home experience.
The Smart Soundbar, meanwhile, is the first of many advanced audio products to become available from Savant that directly control HomeKit and Savant third party devices using Savant smart home software running inside.
Combined with Savant's existing roster of third party integration partners, homeowners will now be able to control HomeKit-compatible devices such as door locks, smart thermostats, light bulbs, and more via voice command using Siri on an iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, HomePod, and now through the native voice button on Savant's Pro Remote.
Via IP-based integration with Apple TV, Savant users will enjoy easy and intuitive control over media player commands such as play, pause, stop, up/down, left/right, select/menu, and more; and direct access to the Apple TV Home Screen and Now Playing commands. Using the Savant Pro Remote with its voice engine, users can enjoy push-to-talk voice control via Siri.
The Savant Pro Remote is an intuitive interface for entertainment systems and smart home functionality, featuring an app-driven platform and hard buttons combined with a touchscreen interface and voice control. Having already delivered native integrations with Google Home and Amazon Alexa voice assistants to the Savant platform, users will now have access to Siri-based voice control of Apple TV using the Savant Pro Remote. Savant users can now ask Siri to find a movie, an album, an artist, a playlist, a streaming service, and more.
This new functionality, which includes Apple HomeKit integration with hundreds of smart home devices, represents one of the most requested features for this product by Savant customers worldwide, says the company. It is easily configured by Savant's iPad-based Studio app and Blueprint Software.