Home iOS 10 Bedtime + Homekit + Siri (sadface)

Discussion in 'HomeKit, HomePod, CarPlay, Home & Auto Technology' started by NOITAIDAR, Aug 17, 2016.

  1. NOITAIDAR macrumors member

    NOITAIDAR

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    "Good Morning Adam, Your bedroom lights are coming on, and I'm opening the blinds. It's currently 19 degrees Celsius, the high today will be 26, and partly cloudy. In current traffic, it would take you 45 minutes to reach Work. You have 4 meetings today, the first one is at 09:30. It's your Anniversary next week... Here's your morning wakeup playlist."

    If only... :-(

    I've got to admit, having played with iOS 10 for a while now, and especially the Home app, I'm rather disappointed that the new Bedtime feature in the Clock app doesn't allow you to add more actions on wakeup like initiate your "Good Morning" scene, or read out your Home Status, or any kind of Siri morning briefing.

    Pftt, Personal Assistant my foot!

    "Traffic is unusually high this morning, so I woke you up 15 minutes earlier to get ready."
     
  2. simonx314 macrumors regular

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    Do you need a voice to tell you your bedroom lights are coming on? What I do is schedule my good morning scene to fire at the same time as my iPhone alarm. Separately, Philips Hue is scheduled to gradually fade on the bedroom lights. The good morning scene turns off a smart plug which turns off a white noise machine. Another scene fires a few minutes earlier that turns on a smart plug for a coffee maker. You can probably find some iPhone app that plays morning news or weather.
     
  3. NOITAIDAR thread starter macrumors member

    NOITAIDAR

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    You make a good point. I was aggrandising.

    I realise that it could very easily be done with multiple apps, but as a built in alarm option, it would definitely be much cleaner. I can see myself changing my alarm to have a lie in on a bank holiday, but the Lights music and coffee machine all start at their regularly scheduled time. lol
     
  4. simonx314 macrumors regular

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    Yes it would make sense for Apple to allow you to choose a scene in the clock app when setting an alarm. Some days I sleep in later, like this Monday was a holiday, and my lights woke me up because I forgot to disable the good morning scene. Other days I forget to reenable some scene and I have to wait 5 minutes for coffee. Overall it's rarely a problem.

    I also have a Raspberry Pi running homebridge with the audio jack plugged into a multi-room speaker system. Some of my automations include a synthesized british lady voice announcing some event has occurred. My Raspberry Pi polls my network cameras, and the british voice announces when motion is detected in the driveway or if my kid gets out of bed during nap time. Maybe you could find some website that provides a daily mp3 link to a news/weather clip.
     

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