They work with everything else, so why not Comcast, too?
The integration takes advantage of the Xfinity Home app's rules engine, which lets users automate things like lighting and thermostats in conjunction with their alarm systems. Through that engine, users will be able to program their Hue bulbs to turn off and on automatically whenever they arm or disarm their system. They'll also be able to toggle lights on and off directly from the Xfinity Home app.
Moving forward, Philips tells us that Hue bulbs will also eventually work with the Xfinity Home X1 voice remote to let Comcast subscribers control the lights using voice commands. Hue bulbs already offer voice compatibility by way of Amazon's Alexa, Apple HomeKit's Siri controls, and support for the Google Assistant and smart speaker.
Hue bulbs will join other Xfinity-friendly smart home gadgets that already work with the system, including the . It's Philips' first direct partnership with a monitored security system, though the bulbs already work with a number of smart-home-as-a-service providers, like Crestron and Control4.
The integration is live now, so happy automating, Xfinity subscribers.
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