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Itinj24

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Can anybody advise if you can power on/off a HomeKit enabled Smart TV (Vizio for example) while away from Home or do you have to be on the same WiFi network to control it like an Apple TV or HomePod. Find it annoying you can’t sleep an ATV remotely considering it’s a Home Hub lol. Thanks.
 

waw74

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if you have a homekit hub that allows remote control of your devices.

then yes you can also control the TV remotely like your lights or other accessories.
 
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Itinj24

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if you have a homekit hub that allows remote control of your devices.

then yes you can also control the TV remotely like your lights or other accessories.
Good to know, thanks. Wife always leaves the TV on and I work overnight. Can’t sleep the ATV remotely tho.
 
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If you have HomeKit TV and a hub (Apple TV, HomePod), then yes, you can power on/off TV remotely, as well as check its status or create an automation rule to turn it off/on.
 
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Good to know, thanks. Wife always leaves the TV on and I work overnight. Can’t sleep the ATV remotely tho.
most TV’s have a sleep function to turn them off after a couple of hours of inactivity. Or you can have them turn off at a specific time.
 
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Itinj24

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If you have HomeKit TV and a hub (Apple TV, HomePod), then yes, you can power on/off TV remotely, as well as check its status or create an automation rule to turn it off/on.
Perfect, thanks for the confirmation.
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most TV’s have a sleep function to turn them off after a couple of hours of inactivity. Or you can have them turn off at a specific time.
Yes, thanks... I understand that but I’m looking more for smarter control and automations. Another example would be turning it on for a few hours if away and then shutting it off remotely to give the appearance that someone is home. Smart home building (more specifically, HomeKit) is my new hobby and adding accessories is becoming addicting lol. Need TVs added to the mix too and I don’t see an end in sight. I’ve been at this for a couple years now and the addition of TVs as a HomeKit accessory is fairly new.
 
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If you have HomeKit TV and a hub (Apple TV, HomePod), then yes, you can power on/off TV remotely, as well as check its status or create an automation rule to turn it off/on.

Which TV were you successful in powering on/off via HomeKit?
 
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