Apple TV, Siri, HomeKit technologies being integrated into Creston remotes

Creston, which specializes in advanced smart home technology, has announced that the Apple TV, Siri, and HomeKit technologies can now be leveraged to enhance the experience of Crestron smart home clients. 

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The new integration delivers new functionality such as IP control of the Apple TV set-top box, including voice control with Siri via the TSR-310 touch screen remote control. Initial support will be provided via Crestron SIMPL Windows programming software for 3-Series control systems, with support in the Crestron Home operating system coming soon.

Michael Short, Creston’s global residential marketing manager, says more enhancements made possible by the Crestron and Apple integration will be available via Crestron Home ilatter this summer such as: the same IP control of the Apple TV and voice control through Siri via the TSR-310 remote, and added support for IP control of Apple TV from all user interfaces, including the Crestron HR-310 remote, Crestron touch screens, and mobile devices.