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1st April 2020 Issue no. 501
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August Smart Locks now work alongside Apple HomePod for easier door locking
Your smart lock now works with your smart speaker - your Apple smart speaker, that is. August announced that its third-generation August Smart Lock Pro and second-generation August Smart Lock are now compatible with the Apple HomePod, which means that your extremely expensive audio device is now also something of a smart home controller.
Upon its launch, HomePod users were quick to laud the sound quality of the speaker itself, but just as quick to lament the lack of real functionality beyond playing music. August's new integration may begin to change that.
"HomePod offers another great way to control your lock with your voice," August noted in a release. Of course, the connected lock company has long offered compatibility with other smart home hubs on the market - you've been able to control August locks via Alexa since 2016, and earlier in March, August unveiled deeper integrations with Google Assistant as well.
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