I need more Siri! (Alexa styled voice control needed)
Okay, misleading title. I despise Siri for many things. (This is mostly because of my mother and father believing that Siri can answer any question that could ever be posed.) My parents' constant dependance on Siri has soured my opinion.
That said, I use Siri, and I really like HomeKit.
My working project is to wire almost every light and fan in the house to HomeKit in one way or another. It's great that I can share access so my wife and kids can all use them. My new Apple TV 4 will be here today, with Siri remote. Each family member has an iPhone, or iPod, to use. However, I'm still short of my ultimate goal.
I want to be able to walk into a room and say "Hey Siri, turn on my bedroom lights." or "Hey Siri, turn off the kids' room lights."
It's great that I can do it with my phone. Honestly, I can do it with my Apple Watch also. Apple, and HomeKit in general, need a dedicated voice command module. Think Alexa (Amazon), but for Siri. Several could be placed around the house, and come close to the science fiction homes of the movies. (Without the AI taking over and trapping the family... You know what, maybe this is a bad idea. )