Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Streaming stick and set-top box added to HomeKit in iOS 14 GM build

First spotted by Twitter user @HerrSupereg, it looks like Apple have added new HomeKit categories to HomeKit in iOS 14 GM. The two new device categories are Streaming stick and Set-top box for HomeKit.

The same person spotted to the new categories back in iOS 14 Beta 5 back in August, but it contained no icons in that build. So this recent development is very interesting, as Apple has been rumoured to be working on a streaming stick.

However, other than the Category Ids which are Set-Top Box: 35 Streaming Stick: 36. There is absolutely no clues what products might launch as part of this development for HomeKit. According to @HerrSupereg, the devices are controlled like a regular HomeKit TV,.

These new HomeKit categories being added to iOS 14 GM, could mean a manufacturer has something in the works. But maybe Apple has added new icons and options for companies to these device types to HomeKit.

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Jon Ratcliffe
I have a huge passion for technology having worked in the sector for over 18 years in a variety of roles. I write for active JR covering wearables and smart home My reviews and information will talk about how the product works in reality and not just what the marketing departments want you to think.

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