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Apple TV required for full smart-home Siri experience

Want to control your living room lights with Siri when away from home? You'll need an Apple TV box and Lutron's new HomeKit hub. Bridget Carey explains how Apple's smart-home system can get complicated.

Siri can control your home lights from afar -- if you have an Apple TV box.

The first smart-home gadget to work with Apple's HomeKit standard is now available. Lutron's new lighting control hub follows the voice commands given to Siri. But in these early days, the smart-home experience isn't always simple:

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