IKEA has started rolling out a HomeKit software update for its FYRTUR electric blinds, part of its TRADFRI line of smart home products.

Multiple users on Reddit have indicated receiving a new 1.10.28 firmware update for their TRADFRI gateway, which allows IKEA smart home products to work with platforms like HomeKit. The rollout appears to be starting in the United States, so users in other countries may not see the firmware update yet.

ikea tradfri smart blinds
Following the firmware update, the blinds should automatically appear as tiles in the Home app across the iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple Watch. HomeKit support enables users to raise or lower the blinds using the Home app or Siri, in addition to existing support for Google Home and the IKEA Home app.

FYRTUR blinds start at $129, while the TRADFRI gateway retails for $35.

(Thanks, Brandon Smith!)

Top Rated Comments

CodexMonkey Avatar
59 months ago
Rolling out. I see what you did there.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
mattopotamus Avatar
59 months ago
These are great prices. Smart blinds are generally stupid expensive.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ZEEN0j Avatar
59 months ago

Ironically I set up HomeBridge over the winter break to solve this problem and they've been working great. I have the shades automated to open close with sunrise/sunset, works with Siri and even shows the battery level.
Apparently ikeas HomeKit implementation does not show you the battery level. So maybe keep your homebridge setup
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justperry Avatar
59 months ago
Great....but, those blinds come in set sizes, if your windows size differs you are out of luck.
They should have the possibility to order in the exact size you want.

And there's another problem, light bleed, if you like to sleep in the dark then these won't work, you need guide rails.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ayzee Avatar
59 months ago

Oh... that is good to hear! The one that you have had to charge, do you use it daily by chance?
Yes the one I had to charge, I open and close the blinds about 5 times a day, as it is the blinds for my back French doors that lead out to the back garden.

the one I haven’t had to charge yet is a blind for a window, so only open and close it once a day.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
knux11 Avatar
59 months ago
STILL haven't seen these in my local ikea yet....
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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