Apple updated the US support page of HomeKit with a list of Siri commands that you can use. This gives us a good insight regarding the potential for the HomeKit and Siri.
Siri is the main way that you control HomeKit accessories, so Apple lists all voice commands that you can use. Apple emphasized that not all of the commands in the following table work with an iDevice that has been locked, with an eye to the safety. For example, you can not open the door with it when your iPhone is locked.
Apple TV required
Important to remember is that an Apple TV is required to control HomeKit accessories remotely with Siri.
Below is the list of commands that are currently available.
- “Turn on the lights” or “Turn off the lights.”
- “Dim the lights” or “Set the brightness to 50%.”
- “Set the temperature to 68 degrees.”
- “Turn on the coffee maker.”
- “Turn on the upstairs lights.”
- “Turn off Chloe’s light.”
- “Turn down the kitchen lights”
- “Dim the lights in the dining room to 50%.”
- “Make the living room lights the brightest.”
- “Set the Tahoe house to 72 degrees.”
- “Set the thermostat downstairs to 70.”
- “Turn on the printer in the office.”
- “Set up for a party, Siri.”
- “Set the dinner scene.”
- “Set my bedtime scene.”
If you group several HomeKit accessories together in categories like Tahoe House and Chloe, you can be operated several at once.