Hunter Fan Company Expanding Lineup of HomeKit-Enabled Ceiling Fans

Hunter Fan Company today announced it is expanding its SIMPLEconnect collection of Wi-Fi-enabled ceiling fans, all of which feature HomeKit support for controlling the fans with Apple's Home app or Siri voice commands.

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The company's new Aerodyne fan pictured above is said to offer 20 percent higher airflow velocity than leading competitors. The 52-inch fan is equipped with an LED light and is available in Matte Black or Matte Silver for $179.99 at HunterFan.com.

In addition, the Hunter Fan Company plans to release a new Stylus fan later this year, but no details were provided. This will expand Hunter Fan Company's lineup of Wi-Fi-enabled fans to 15 models, including the Aerodyne, Signal, Symphony, Romulus, Radeon, Advocate, Apache, and more, many of which can be found at home improvement stores.

The new ceiling fans are also compatible with Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa, and Hunter Fan Company's SIMPLEconnect app.

Top Rated Comments

apple_iBoy Avatar
18 months ago
I wish there were Homekit support for our Big Ass Fan.
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
andrewsipes Avatar
18 months ago

I think it's great that more devices are working across Apple, Google, and Amazon but, can we stop trying to make everything smart? You still need to have the switch on for it to work. I get that if it's a voice command to change the direction, turn off the light or fan, etc but I strongly believe the solution is having smart light switches not smart products.

Like sure, make products semi-smart but let me turn them on and off from a switch. It's why I refuse to buy into Hue bulbs. Hue lamps, sure but the bulbs are stupid.
I think you would be pleased with some of Lutron's Caseta offerings. The switch is the "smart" part, and it can work with standard dimmable light bulbs and variable speed fans. No batteries to replace, no Wi-Fi passwords to put in for each device, etc. Average users can still operate the wall controls (they don't need a smart device).

Costly, but I think it achieves the experience you are looking for.

Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Press22 Avatar
18 months ago
I'm a big fan of this. :cool:
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
nutmac Avatar
18 months ago
I personally prefer using traditional ceiling fans with Lutron Caseta Smart Fan Speed Control Switch. Coincidentally, most of Hunter's non-smart fans are compatible with Lutron.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
jader201 Avatar
18 months ago
This can already be achieved with the Lutron Caseta switch, and works with almost all regular fans:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07N1GXM38

If you’re waiting for something like this and like your existing fan(s), do yourself a favor and just get a Caseta switch.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
nutmac Avatar
18 months ago

Don't the Caseta switches require a hub?
Which is a plus for me. Caseta's bridge uses their own licensed spectrum that is much more reliable with lower latency than most Wi-Fi devices.

For any types of device that tend to be installed in multiple quantities (e.g., light switch), I generally prefer bridge-based solution for easier setup. I only have to pair the bridge with HomeKit Home hub. Most bridges auto discover and setup new devices with greater ease than HomeKit pairing.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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