Perhaps it’s a great sign for the upcoming Apple WWDC event that a company like Savant is rolling out all kinds of HomeKit and AirPlay 2 news. Whatever the reasoning, the smart home manufacturer (Savant, that is) dropped four different press releases this week, all of which tied back to Apple’s smart home and wireless streaming ecosystem.
Two of the announcements in particular stood out to us as, by far, the most exciting bits of news that Savant had to offer: a new smart soundbar, and a smart audio amplifier, both of which are HomeKit-ready and then some.
With the Savant Smart Soundbar, the company said it has integrated its Smart Home Software into the product, giving the user access to Siri Voice command functionality and HomeKit compatibility to the Savant connected home experience. That means, on top of a strong audio experience, the user will have the ability to control the product through Siri on an iPhone, iPad, the HomePod, and through the native voice button that’s now available on Savant’s Pro Remote. Combined with the already impressive list of third-party products integrated into the Savant smart home experience, consumers will have effortless control of their HomeKit compatible devices such as door locks, thermostats, light bulbs, and more, using their voice. No pricing was available at the time of publication for the soundbar.