Ikea’s inexpensive smart bulbs are now compatible with Amazon’s Alexa

Ikea entered the home automation market earlier this year with a new line of products called TRÅDFRI, which means “wireless” in Swedish. With a hub that costs just $29.99 and smart bulbs that start at $11.99, they are among the least expensive ways to add smart lights to your home. At launch, the product line only worked with Ikea’s app and $14.99 physical remote, which greatly limited their appeal. Now the TRÅDFRI has gained compatibility with Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant, as well as Apple HomeKit and Google Home, making them much more appealing to Amazon Echo and Fire TV owners.

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2 comments
  1. Aaron says:

    Ikea stated the update isn’t out yet. Hopes for the fall.

  2. gdroid666 says:

    what protocol do they use? zigbee ,zwave? can you work it with smart things instead of having to buy their hub?

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