IKEA announces plans for its smart home hub and app

IKEA is set to debut the DIRIGERA in October this year. DIRIGERA is a hub for all of its smart devices, be it bookshelf speakers or desklamps. It utilizes Google Matter, an upcoming smart home industry-standard co-developed with Apple, Amazon, and others, that will aid you in establishing a fully connected home, with quick device pairing and access to all major virtual assistants.

“With DIRIGERA and the new app, one of our focuses has been on strengthening and simplifying the onboarding process when connecting new smart products to the smart home. We have also added personalisation options, such as creating different scenes with pre-set functions of the smart products for all your different activities and moments in the home.”

“Thanks to the user feedback we’ve received since launching the TRÅDFRI gateway in 2014, we can continue to merge technology with simplicity and accessibility and bring our home furnishing expertise into the future.” – Rebecca Töreman, Business Leader at IKEA of Sweden.

The new IKEA Home smart app will be convenient, easy to navigate, and user-friendly to lower the threshold for people looking into setting up a smart home. On top of that, it will make connecting devices to the DIRIGERA hub significantly easier.

With the new DIRIGERA hub for smart products, users will be able to onboard all IKEA smart products to the system and steer them individually, in sets or in groups in the new IKEA Home smart app. This enables users to create different scenes with pre-set functions of the smart products and increases the personalisation options for the smart home.

“We have seen an increasing interest in the home, particularly the smart home during the past couple of years. Digital solutions and technology have become natural ingredients in our everyday lives and now also in our homes. The smart home is an evolution of the home you already love and live in. The wide offer of smart products from IKEA is in the areas of sound, light, air purification, blinds, and many more to come in the future.” – Björn Block, Business Area Manager at IKEA of Sweden.

DIRIGERA and the new IKEA Home smart app are planned to launch in October 2022. Users can continue to use the TRÅDFRI gateway and the current app, and already bought smart products from IKEA can be connected to and work equally well with the DIRIGERA hub. Furthermore, IKEA plans to launch access away from home functionality in the first half of 2023.

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