Hunter Douglas recently launched its next-generation PowerView Motorization system designed to control Hunter Douglas motorized window shades.

The new version of the PowerView Motorization supports Amazon and Google services out of the box, but with an update later this year, it will also support Apple's HomeKit.


The PowerView Motorization Hub lets users control, time, and set their window shades to raise, lower, and tilt on an automatic schedule. With HomeKit support, the PowerView Motion will let window shades and blinds be controlled via Siri voice commands, and shade settings can also be incorporated into HomeKit scenes for full-home automation.

The PowerView Pebble Controller component of the PowerView Motorization system, which offers a way to manually control the shades sans smartphone, comes in new colors (Ecru, Oyster, and Mist) so now there are a wide range of color options to match any interior.

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The PowerView Hub itself has also been updated with a new design that's similar in appearance to the Pebble Controller, and with the addition of Wi-Fi support, it no longer needs to connect directly to a router. It also offers faster processing speeds for a better end user experience, and the accompanying PowerView Repeater offers strengthened signal ranges for improved home coverage.

Finally, along with the launch of the new PowerView Motorization system, the PowerView app has been updated with a new user interface that includes a customizable dashboard where users can add favorite scenes and automations.

Hunter Douglas has not yet provided a specific launch date for when we can expect HomeKit compatibility to be added to the new PowerView Motorization system, but it is expected to be introduced before the end of the year. More info on the updated PowerView line can be found on the Hunter Douglas website.

Top Rated Comments

StevenPG Avatar
50 months ago
Sure feels like all HomeKit adoption is always “later this year”.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
moo083 Avatar
50 months ago
Sure feels like all HomeKit adoption is always “later this year”.
I think that's because iOS 11 changed everything when it comes to new HomeKit devices. No hardware required means they can make their devices for a lot less and with less back and forth with Apple. But the process changed, and they couldn't really do much until iOS 11 was out.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
doelcm82 Avatar
50 months ago
BTW, I was what can only be described as giddy when I said "hey Siri, open the garage door." And it opened.
I'm sorry, Dave. I'm afraid I can't do that.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
macs4nw Avatar
50 months ago
With all these conveniences and labor-saving gadgets, I'll have to start exercising more :D
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
FelixDerKater Avatar
50 months ago
Well, I’d take blind and shade automation over most of the other gadgets.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
socalmark2 Avatar
44 months ago
Still no ETA for Homekit per Hunter Douglas.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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