For IOS users, Siri has become more like a friend, not just a tool. People get used to ask Siri the time, the weather, the schedule, ask Siri where to go, how to do, etc. Honestly, Siri is probably the one who knows you best.
Today, we are going to show you how to use Siri shortcuts to control Broadlink smart home devices.
Differences between Apple HomeKit and Siri Voice control.
Lots of people are confused with HomeKit and Siri voice control as both let you control your smart bulb by saying “Hey Siri, turn on lights”. So, what’s the difference between them? If you have a HomeKit light bulb, when your say “Hi Siri, turn on lights” to your iphone, your voice command will be send to Apple icloud, then icloud will process your voice and convert it to be digital and encrypted message. The control message will be sent to the bulb directly and the bulb will be turned on. Under this circumstance, all data is processed in Apple’s closed loop. If you have a Siri supported light bulb (not HomeKit), when you say “Hi Siri, turn on lights” to your iphone, the same thing is your voice commend will be sent to Apple icloud, processed there and converted to digital and encrypted message. The difference is now the control message will not be sent to device directly but trigger Broadlink App API to send the command to Broadlink cloud. Then Broadlink cloud will send the control message to the bulb and the bulb will be turned on.
How to set a Siri Shortcut in Broadlink App?
If you already finished the setup of devices, only three steps you need to start use Siri voice control.
First, open the device interface.
Next, tap the menu in the upper right corner and select property.
Last, choose add to Siri, now you can set up the operation.
We can choose to set On and Off here or set the brightness of the bulb, also you can ask Siri to start a scene.
You can use these shortcuts in the Siri Shortcuts App or just call Siri. “Hey Siri, time for dinner”, ”Hey Siri, Let’s go party”.
Your life will never be the same with Broadlink Smart Home.