Could Apple TV become a smart home hub?


An upcoming beta version of Apple TV software contains support for Apple’s HomeKit framework, igniting speculation that Apple TV could become a home hub, handling the programming and coordination between supported home automated devices even when a phone or tablet is out of range. Apple Insider reported the beta software, and others have continued with the hub speculation. It might be true, but it also makes sense that a TV would be part of a mesh home automation scenario without it acting as a hub. Given the complexity of home hubs and Apple’s embrace of the easy consumer experience, I can’t see Apple jumping on the home hub bandwagon too soon.