Twinkly’s Festive Smart Lighting Products Now Support Apple HomeKit

Twinkly Christmas lights controlled from a smartphone.

After years of waiting, Twinkly’s festive smart lights finally support Apple HomeKit. You can now control most of Twinkly’s smart lighting products (Gen 1 and Polygroup products don’t work) using the Apple Home app, a HomePod smart speaker, or Siri.

Twinkly is well known for its smart lighting products, which are incredibly colorful, customizable, and perfect for Christmas. The company’s Christmas tree lights are especially compelling—Twinkly lets you scan your tree, map out each LED’s location, and accurately program how each segment of the tree looks.

If you already own Twinkly lights, you can set them up with HomeKit after upgrading their firmware to version 2.8.3 or later. Just open the Twinkly app and perform a quick firmware update, then go to the Twinkly app menu to pair them with HomeKit.

Unfortunately, some of Twinkly’s built-in effects are currently inaccessible through HomeKit. You still need to use the Twinkly app to use these effects, though to be fair, color and scene changes are pretty snappy with Siri.

Twinkly - TWS600STP 600 RGB Multicolor LED String Lights - App-Controlled LED Christmas Lights with Green Cable (157.5ft) - IoT & Razer Chroma Enabled - Indoor/Outdoor Party Decorations

Forget those Walmart lights, Twinkly's smart LED Christmas tree lights are fully customizable, with tons of great colors and dynamic effects. Plus, you can map your Christmas tree to customize each of its segments and create the cleanest looking Christmas tree you've ever seen.

Twinkly Light Tree – App-Controlled Flag-Pole Christmas Tree with 450 RGB+W (16 Million Colors + Pure Warm White) LEDs. 10 ft / 3 m, Black. Outdoor Smart Christmas Lighting Decoration

You know, even the plastic Christmas trees cost a lot of money. You could just buy Twinkly's smart LED Christmas Tree and never buy a nasty old tree again.

Source: Twinkly

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