Your Lifx smart bulbs now support Apple HomeKit -- and Siri
You can now control color-changing Lifx smart bulbs using spoken Siri commands -- but only if you're using third-gen bulbs or better.
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In order to connect your existing lights with HomeKit, you'll need to upgrade each bulb's firmware in the Lifx app. Then, you'll use the app to generate bulb-specific HomeKit pairing codes for each light. Enter those codes into Apple's Home app, and you'll be up and running.
With HomeKit, Lifx bulbs now work with all three major voice control platforms -- Siri, Alexa and Google Assistant. All three voice assistants can turn the lights on and off, dim them up and down, and change their color or color temperature. Adding in HomeKit support should help Lifx stay competitive with color-changing competitors from Philips Hue and Sylvania that already work with Siri.