Hunter Douglas has finally brought Apple HomeKit support to its PowerView Motorization system, which is designed to control Hunter Douglas motorized window shades.

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The PowerView Motorization Hub lets users control, time, and set their window shades to raise, lower, and tilt on an automatic schedule. Originally released in 2017, the system only supported Amazon and Google services out of the box, but the company said at the time that support for ‌HomeKit‌ would come later the same year. However it appears to have only just surfaced.

After applying the update, users with the Powerview Hub Gen 2 should be able to enjoy ‌HomeKit‌ integration and control their window shades and blinds via Siri voice commands. If the support works as it was originally promised, users should also be able to incorporate shade settings into ‌HomeKit‌ scenes for full-home automation.

(Thanks, Jeff!)

Top Rated Comments

AngerDanger Avatar
38 months ago
Finally! As much as I love my Hunter Douglas PowerView Window Shade Motorization System, I've been hoping the Hunter Douglas PowerView Window Shade Motorization System would support HomeKit! It's always been tough to recommend the Hunter Douglas PowerView Window Shade Motorization System to friends due to the Hunter Douglas PowerView Window Shade Motorization System's previous lack of HomeKit support, but now I can recommend the Hunter Douglas PowerView Window Shade Motorization System to friends with confidence!

Hunter Douglas PowerView Window Shade Motorization System!
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
velocityg4 Avatar
38 months ago
It would be nice if the players just agreed to one standard. That way consumers don’t have to worry about support or future support. The companies can compete purely on the quality of their voice control. Plus all these devices could be open to local non-cloud alternatives.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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