What does a move to tvOS bring to HomePod?


Both the Apple TV and HomePod already act as HomeKit hubs, so you can control your smart systems remotely. The move to put tvOS inside both systems opens the doors to further integration between Apple’s domestic devices.

It may also set the scene for further evolutions, including the deployment of machine intelligence inside HomeKit smart homes – homes that lliterally learn who you are, identify your preferences, and pre-empt your wishes.

Apple is certainly exploring ways in which to make smart homes smarter. Recent patent filings have described technologies that provide HomePod with the ability to figure out who is in a room, for example.

Bringing Apple’s home-focused platforms and systems together under one overriding “Home OS” seems to be a logical step.