Comcast unified smart device platform
October 12, 2015
Comcast has created a single platform for smart home devices that ties together a wide range of home automation controls and experiences. Xfinity Home customers will now be able to control the August Smart Lock, Chamberlain MyQ garage controller, and the Lutron Caseta wireless light controller and dimmer directly through the Xfinity Home app on both iOS and Android devices.
Comcast has been working on a Software Development Kit (SDK) that makes it easier for partners to integrate their smart devices into the Xfinity Home ecosystem. Smart devices will be certified under the “Works with Xfinity Home” programme and will eventually include branding that makes it easy for customers to identify compatible smart home devices when shopping online and in retail stores. Eventually, customers will be able to control smart home devices through their TV via the X1 platform and Comcast’s Voice Remote. In addition, the SDK and connectivity options will use open standards like Wi-Fi and well documented APIs to make it easier to integrate.