CES 2019: U by Moen Smart Shower Set to Gain Long-Promised HomeKit Update

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Moen today announced that its U by Moen smart shower system is receiving several upgrades for compatibility with voice assistants, making it easy to turn on and adjust your shower simply by speaking.


The most notable addition for Apple users is HomeKit support, which will reportedly come to U by Moen this quarter, to be followed by Google Assistant integration. U by Moen is already compatible with Amazon Alexa, but Moen is announcing improved integration as a Smart Home Skill, unlocking more intuitive commands.

To activate U by Moen shower, users can ask their voice assistant to remotely start, stop and pause the shower with the sound of their voice. Once they have created personalized presets in the U by Moen app, homeowners simply state the name of the preset or specify a specific water temperature for the shower within the command. [...]

- Apple HomeKit: Users can ask Siri to remotely start the shower, saying "Siri, turn on my shower," or "Siri, start preset 'Post-Workout Shower.'"

U by Moen was initially shown off at CES 2017, with the smart capabilities managed through smartphone apps. CES 2018 saw the announcement of Alexa and Siri support for the "first half of 2018," but Siri integration obviously didn't arrive in that timeframe, so here's hoping this year's announced timing is a bit more on target.

U by Moen is available at an MSRP of $1,225 for a two-outlet version or $2,265 for a four-outlet version, and that doesn't include any shower heads or installation by a plumbing professional, so it doesn't come cheaply. But for those who might already be considering a bathroom remodel and want the ultimate in smart home technology, U by Moen might be worth a look.

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24 months ago
It's easy to turn on and adjust my shower now without my voice.
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24 months ago

You have to think of it in the scenes aspect. Tell Siri good morning and it brings up your lights, turns on the coffee pot and brings up a shower to temperature

Call it whatever you want, it still involves setting up, then trouble shooting bugs, and installing updates to save turning a knob.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
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24 months ago
I look forward to the day I tell my grand kids, * old man voice* “ Back in my day....I had to lift a small lever to turn on the shower and adjust the temperature by hand!”
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24 months ago
What's the difference between stop and pause for the shower? Does pause freeze the water stream in mid air?
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24 months ago
I’ll wait for the fjöüúd by IKEA one.
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24 months ago

Call it whatever you want, it still involves setting up, then trouble shooting bugs, and installing updates to save turning a knob.

God forbid the Wifi is down lol

I just look at the shower and it looks like it waste water. In drought prone Cali that’s a no go for me

Edit: wtf I’m seeing google plumbing ads really?????

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