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It is only since iOS 10 that Apple offers the Home app as an interface for HomeKit-enabled accessories – an alternative to apps developed by other manufacturers, including Elgato’s Eve app. Another interface to HomeKit is Siri, a simple and interactive tool that enables you to control your connected home with voice commands via your iPhone, iPad, fourth-generation Apple TV, and Apple Watch.
Using the Eve app, you have access to all Apple-supported HomeKit data such as temperature, humidity, and on/off status, as well as additional information not available via Siri — air pressure, recent energy usage, historical data, and more.
Below we’ll show you some examples that work wonders with Siri. But bear in mind that – for a better experience – we recommend the use of.
Using Siri with HomeKit requires an Internet connection, regardless of whether you are using it at home or remotely. Siri functionality with HomeKit is at the mercy of Apple, and beyond control of developers. Using Siri with HomeKit is fun and works well with the English/US version of Siri.
Find some essential Siri commands for our Eve products below. We’ll update this list as Apple implements additional Siri functionality.

Siri commands:

Eve Thermo
Set the temperature in the ROOM NAME to 70 degrees.
What’s the temperature in the ROOM NAME set to?
Set the temperature of the SIRI NAME to 70 degrees.
What’s the temperature of my SIRI NAME set to?

Eve Energy
Is the lamp in my ROOM NAME turned on?
Turn on the lamp in my ROOM NAME.
Is the lamp in my ZONE NAME turned on?
Turn on the SIRI NAME.
Is the SIRI NAME turned on?

Eve Door & Window
Is my ROOM NAME open?
Is my SIRI NAME open?

Eve Motion
Is motion in my ROOM NAME?

Eve Room
What’s the temperature in my ROOM NAME?
What’s the humidity in my ROOM NAME?
What’s the air quality in my ROOM NAME?

Eve Weather
What’s the temperature in my ROOM NAME?
What’s the humidity in my ROOM NAME?

Using Philips Hue lamps with theEve app gives you even more Siri options, such as adjusting the brightness of your lamps. With Hue lamps, we recommend using Siri names as well.

Philips Hue
Dim SIRI NAME to 50 percent.
Set my SIRI NAME to red.
Dim my lamps in ROOM NAME to 40 percent.
Turn off/on all my lights.

Complex Siri commands and issues
In addition to the query and control of individual Eve accessories, more complex tasks can be accomplished via Siri. Not in all cases is the response or action in the sense of the user, in most cases, however, it works fine.

Another useful and impressive function is the activation of scenes that you have created, or scenes that have been automatically created by Eve (example: Vacation Mode). Here is the command:
Activate NAME OF THE SCENE

Query the status of lamps (Eve Energy and Philips Hue) or sockets (Eve Energy):
Are my lamps in the HOUSE NAME turned on?
Are my outlets turned on in the HOUSE NAME?
Switch the lights / outlets on / off in the NAME OF THE SPACE.
Switch the lights / outlets on / off in the HOUSE NAME of the house.

Siri reports both the lowest and highest values when a room’s temperature is queried.
Siri questions:
What is the temperature in the NAME OF THE ROOM?
What is the temperature in the NAME OF THE HOUSE?

A Siri query for both the lowest and highest temperature values are reported by Siri when the temperature is measured in rooms or your house.
Siri questions:
What is the temperature in the NAME OF THE SPACE?
What is the temperature in the NAME OF THE HOUSE?

Note that querying the humidity or air quality in your house or rooms is limited. If you query humidity, Siri will only report the highest value. And, when querying air quality, only the lowest value will be stated. Hopefully Apple will resolve these limitations in the near future.

Tip: By chance, we noticed that one can check the battery status of Eve accessories. However, this only works if a room features a single battery-operated Eve accessory. The question, then, is:
What is the battery in NAME OF THE ROOM

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