The best HomeKit smart blinds are a great way to make your home more smart, automated and private than before. Buy HomeKit smart blinds rather than regular blinds, and you can control them with your iPhone, iPad or even using your voice via Siri.
Once set up, you can create Scenes or create automations in the Apple Home app. That way, you can have your blinds open or closed at sunrise or sunset, depending on how you prefer things to look. You can even coordinate things so that your smart lights are turned down in conjunction with your blinds activity. You can also sync up different AppleKit home devices with your blinds.
Whether you have the latest iPhone 14 Pro or something older, you're in luck here. All you need to do is decide if you want custom-fitted smart blinds across your home or just need a simple, new shade for a regular window in one room. Whatever the plan, the best HomeKit blinds will save you plenty of time and effort, all in exchange for fixing in some screws and adjusting some settings.
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IKEA's FYRTUR Blackout Roller Blinds come in sizes ranging from 23-inches to 48-inches wide, each of which can cover up to 76-inch tall windows. Whatever the size, they're simple to install with a rechargeable battery keeping them in operation for months between charges. A smart wireless remote is the main form of operation here with HomeKit integration requiring you to buy IKEA's TRADFRI Gateway so make sure to do so if this is the blind you go for.
Simplest to use
Smart and affordable
The SmartWings Motorized Roller Shades doesn't require a home hub to get connected which is a serious boon compared to other options here. The indoor blinds use Bluetooth connectivity so you pair them directly to your smart home setup with no hub involved. They're a more affordable option while still offering many colors and sizes, as well as different styles. Depending on your preference, a unique zebra blind or wood-look finish could be perfect for your needs.
All the options
Available in loads of options with various colors and sizes to choose from, the Graywind Motorized Shades easily connects to HomeKit so you can use them with the Home App. Just make sure to customize them on the Amazon page with the 'AC37' motor necessary to use HomeKit. If you do so, you won't be able to use them with any other smart hub or assistant, so bear that in mind.
best for compatability
Thread inside and out
Omnia's Smart Roller Blinds support the latest smart home connectivity standard, Thread, thanks to being powered by Eve MotionBlind technology. Thanks to Thread, you get better reliability over Bluetooth as well as quicker response times. It's a hassle-free setup as you don't even need to enter your Wi-Fi password or install a dedicated hub. The blinds are custom ordered so make sure to specify the exact size you need, the transparency level, and the fabric colors you desire.
Easiest to install
Like IKEA's FYRTUR blinds, the TREDANSEN lineup comes in several pre-sized options that cover most standard window sizes. The blinds are available in either black-out or light-filtering styles and they feature a more traditional cellular blind design than others here. While the blinds look traditional, you still get modern conveniences like rechargeable batteries, physical remotes, and HomeKit support (of course). As with the FYRTUR blinds, you'll need IKEA's TRADFRI Gateway to use HomeKit.
Best for outdoors
Designed for the great outdoors, the SmartWings Motorized Outdoor Shades is available in four weather and UV-resistant fabrics. The blinds connect to HomeKit with a simple scan of a pairing code with built-in Bluetooth doing all the hard work. Besides HomeKit support, these outdoor shades include a physical remote control and provide solar charging via an optional panel for added convenience.
What are the benefits of smart blinds?
Some of our favorite HomeKit accessories, smart blinds are great for adding even more convenience to your home, while looking great and making your living space more private as needed.
The best HomeKit blinds give you remote controls through the Home app and Siri. Through the power of automation and scenes, you can incorporate them into your morning or evening routine, as well as for movie night.
If you want to add smart features in a simple way, smart blinds are an excellent addition to your home, especially when you want to be hidden away from the outside world for a time.
Smart blinds are also perfect if you're new to smart home tech, showing off what can be accomplished through HomeKit. Once you've got all set up with blinds, consider adding on the best HomeKit light bulbs, best HomeKit light strips or best HomeKit motion sensor for even more automations. For instance, you could set the smart blinds to close at the same time as you schedule your smart light bulbs dim for the evening.
What should you look for in smart blinds?
Depending on your windows, you may quickly find smart blinds that are the perfect size or you may need to arrange a custom order. Fortunately, most smart blind companies are able to make changes to the size and shades, so they're a perfect fit in your home.
It's a good idea to consider if you want (or need) a cost-effective and pre-sized solution or not. If customization isn't essential, check out IKEA's FYRTUR blackout roller line. The wireless blackout blinds are affordable and come in various standard window sizes. They also work with the TRADFRI Gateway to provide HomeKit support. The FYRTUR Blinds even come with a handy remote that you can stick on the wall or set on a table.
For outdoors smarts, you need the SmartWings Motorized Outdoor Patio Shades. The customizable outdoor shades are available in four color options. They also provide support for solar panels and handheld remotes so you have plenty of options here for your long-term smart home plans.
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Christopher spends most of his time writing and dreaming about all things HomeKit and the Home app. Whether it is installing smart light switches, testing the latest door locks, or automating his households daily routines, Christopher has done it all.