Savant has introduced the Smart Home App for Apple TV, an on-screen control platform that provides fast access to smart home functionality via high-definition graphics. The graphical control icons can be shown full screen or as an overlay to live TV or a movie that is currently playing.
Savant’s Smart Home App for Apple TV provides a menu of icons in a large visual format representing key features such as climate, lighting, audio, and Savant Scenes. This on-screen experience is part of the company’s Pro App software that provides an interface with smart home functionality via touch panels, mobile devices, the Savant Pro Remote. Users can select their favorite channels, choose to control or view the status of a service in the home or to activate a Savant Scene.
With The Smart Home App for Apple TV, Savant can not only provide access to quick control options, but also provide the user with “live” features, such as door station or security camera views, TrueImage control of lighting including applying favorite colors to USAI Lighting Fixtures, Savant DMX Light Strips and Smart Bulbs, along with a view into energy usage history and current generation statistics. Integrators will appreciate the ease of implementation, managed through the Savant IP Video feature set or as a standalone “Direct Mode” option with a dedicated Apple TV.
“The Savant Smart Home App for Apple TV has been designed to round out our control offering, delivering to the user a consistent and powerful experience whether they are controlling the system on a mobile device, touch panel or tablet, remote control, voice engine, TV, or even an Apple Watch,” said VP of Design Andy Hamm. “We strive to create experiences that are engaging and ultra-intuitive, making it easy, effortless and fun for anyone to interact with their Savant system. “
The Savant Smart Home App for Apple TV will be available in late 2019.