Design the atmosphere you want in any room, for any mood, at any time.
It’s easy and affordable with the IKEA Home smart System. Create your own atmosphere for early mornings, for late evenings and for cooking or working at home.
Dim, turn off, turn on, change colours and switch from warm to cold light using the remote controls or app—and control blinds, too. Connect to the Apple Home app and change your lights and blinds with Siri—or at the touch of a button. Through the app, you can also connect to Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant and control your lights and blinds with your voice It’s easy to install—and lets you choose lighting for every mood.
With this update, you can also turn music on and off adjust the volume, and even pause your song.
What you’ll get:
• The ability to control your lights and blinds from the app
• The ability to turn music on and off, pause it and control volume
• Customisable settings, including changing blind position, light colours and choosing warm or cool light
• Timers to make everything even easier
Ratings and Reviews
A bit of a pain to setup, but works great after that
It takes a while to setup and get everything to pair correctly (3-4 tries per item), but once everything is connected, it works well. Would like to see it add HomeKit compatibility, but that's not a deal-breaker for me. The setup does require a different controller for each set of lights you connect if you want to control them separately (one for living room, one for bedroom, etc).
A previous reviewer mentioned that they couldn't pair their lights The to the gateway. I ran into this problem at first, but figured out that you have to connect the remote to the gateway first, before you can connect the lights. The setup wizard skipped that when I first tried to set it up but the Help section sent me in the right direction. I also had to reset the gateway before I could get the remote to successfully pair. Just keep trying. Hope this helps!
Works but Very buggy
It is ridiculous homeSmart does not have Cloud Integration for remote access after several years on market or a means to provide port forwarding to be able to control Trådfri hub from app. Sonos integration is not polished and crashes a lot hence my only view is to use the Sonos app but the effort to create a Sonos integration is nice overall as it helps bring down the inflated price of Sonos. Would love a Connect device for existing stereo that did not cost $350 a pop. Lights since they are on Zigbee Light Standard are better to integrate with SmartThings/HomeAssistant or if lucky integrate with Hue app. HomeSmart needs a lot work from Ikeas software development team in my opinion to compete competitively with Hue.
Also random issues with not able to connect to Hub from app although directly connected on same network. Many areas for improvement.
Room for improvement
These lights are clearly marketed as a more affordable alternative to Phillips Hue. I’ve tried both and Hue has shortcomings of its own, not least of which is the lack of cooler tones and fewer lumens. I’m also ambivalent about both apps. I think Hue has some advantages but the widget and room schemes seem awkward. TRÅDFRI has this as well, but it feels incrementally better.
The obvious areas for improvement for TRÅDFRI are HomeKit compatibility and more choices when selecting color temperatures. Once those features are added in, this will be a formidable product. I assume that since ikea is not a tech company first, they are not developing their tech products as quickly. It would be refreshing if their team was more receptive and proactive about putting these changes into action.
- Inter IKEA Systems B.V.
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Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
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With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.