At this week’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Moen announced that its U by Moen Shower is now compatible with Apple’s HomeKit, a framework that allows control of compatible home automation devices through iOS and Siri.
U by Moen is a Wi-Fi/cloud-based digital shower that offers mobile connectivity and personalization, providing homeowners with ways to create their ideal showering experience. There are three choices to control the shower: voice activation, smartphone app and an in-shower controller. Pricing begins at $1,225.
To activate U by Moen shower, users can ask their voice assistant to remotely start, stop and pause the shower with the sound of their voice. Once they have created personalized presets in the U by Moen app, homeowners simply state the name of the preset or specify a specific water temperature for the shower within the command. Users will know the commands have worked as the device will reply indicating the desired activity has been completed, the app on their smartphone and the controller in the shower will respond by lighting up, changing color and reacting to the specific command.