Apple introduced the Home app, an extension of the HomeKit program, that enables control of our smart home ceiling fans with the free home automation app available in Apple’s new operating system.
Apple’s Home app allows HomeKit devices including lights, thermostats, garage doors and, yes, ceiling fans, to be managed and controlled from your Apple devices through one easy-to-use control panel. It also lets users set scenes like “I’m home” or “good morning.”
Hunter’s Wi-Fi enabled ceiling fans like the Symphony, Signal, and Apache feature Apple HomeKit technologies, allowing homeowners to effortlessly create a connected home through this app. Want your fan to turn on when you arrive home from work? You can program your fan’s schedule or activate geo-location in the Home app. Did you forget to turn off the fan when you left the house? No worries — You can turn your ceiling fan and light off and on right from your phone when you’re connected to Wi-Fi.
Our team of designers and innovators began working on smart ceiling fans in late 2014 and unveiled the innovative designs at the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Their goal was to create an elevated user experience and a seemless transition into a smart home, so the use of Apple technology in our ceiling fans was a perfect fit.
Hunter’s smart home ceiling fan collection works with Apple devices featuring iOS 7.1 or higher. For those with Android phones, the Wi-Fi capabilities of the Symphony and Signal allow Android users to use the Hunter app to schedule and control the SIMPLEconnect fans.
You may also recognize the Symphony from our collaboration with ELEVATE Design Collective. Hunter Fan teamed up with five other home fashion designers to design a New York loft during New York Design Week.
Check out our modern ceiling fan guide for more inspiration.