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Crestron Integration with Apple TV, Siri, and HomeKit Announced

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Homeowners will soon be able to control Apple TV with their voice through Crestron remotes, and use Siri to control their Crestron-driven home.

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Crestron will soon be providing a next-generation user experience for Crestron home systems. Announced at Apple’s WWDC 2018 conference, Crestron Technology Professionals will soon be able to leverage the power of Apple TV, Siri, and HomeKit to enhance their clients’ lifestyles and user experience. 
 
This new integration will bring two important benefits to Crestron customers. First, it will enable IP control of Apple TV, including voice commands via the TSR-310 touchscreen remote control. And second, it allows users to use Siri on their iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, or HomePod to control the Crestron devices in their home such as lights, shades and thermostats.
 
“We are working to ensure a complete technology solution for Crestron Technology Professionals and homeowners,” says John Clancy, VP of Residential at Crestron. “An overwhelming percentage of our residential customers use Apple products as part of their home technology ecosystems, and delivering a seamless integration between Crestron technology and Apple solutions will absolutely enhance the homeowner’s user experience.”    

New Sonos and Amazon Alexa partnership

Sonos

Crestron is now one of Sonos’ official endorsed partners in what is an incredible and exciting evolution for our home audio solutions. Crestron,  however is leading the field with our integrated solution, making us the only partner that is in perfect rhythm with Sonos. 

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Crestron is the only partner who can launch the Sonos app from within our native environment. It’s only with Crestron that you can access everything Sonos can do directly from within our touch screens.  

 

Just like the other endorsed Sonos partners the new collaboration enables basic functionality of the Sonos system to be integrated. Homeowners can easily access Sonos Favorites, play and pause, adjust the volume, view now playing information with artwork and share music from room to room as they move about the house. 

For more information download the new Crestron and Sonos brochure below and contract us.

Amazon Alexa

Integrating with Amazon Alexa enables Crestron to offer the next generation of market-leading home automation. Amazon Alexa, in-sync with Crestron connects with Alexa Voice Service allowing our customers to control their entire home automation system via voice!

For example, if you want to set the mood for an intimate dinner, or pump up the volume of your favorite song, you only have to ask. Our unique solution will even allow Crestron customers to tailor their commands to create a truly custom solution, allowing for not only direct commands such as; “Alexa, tell Crestron to turn the lamp in the dining room on” but the ability to say “Alexa, tell Crestron it's too dark in here.” and the lights will come on or if it’s day time the shades slowly open. Crestron is the only Amazon Alexa partner that offers this level of customization to deliver the most intuitive user experience.

Crestron Technology Professionals can quickly define and deploy Amazon Alexa skills using new software modules that interface with both the Smart Home Skill API and the Alexa Skill API. These modules will be available for:

For more information download the new Crestron and Sonos brochure below and contract us.