Smart Home News Roundup

The smart home industry is busy! Check out the latest news and innovations in our monthly roundup of smart home stories:

With Alexa integration and mapping, iRobot aims to make Roomba the center of the smart home: Roomba’s mapping software could help other smart home devices better understand where things are located in the home and build actions accordingly.

iLuv ‘Rainbow8’ multi-color smart home bulbs available now, first standalone WiFi HomeKit lights with no hub required: These are the first smart bulbs that will work without a hub – simply install the lights and use the HomeKit home app on your iPhone, iPad or Apple Watch to control the lights.

Nest Boosting Smart Home Market with 3 New Smart Devices: Nest will soon unveil three new products: a home security alarm system, a key fob for the alarm system and a smart doorbell.

7 Predictions On The Next Smart Home Innovation: See predictions on where smart home technology will go next from the Forbes Technology Council experts.

Sonos’ Quest to Unite the Smart Home With Sweet, Sweet Music: In order to better compete, Sonos is building an open platform that any speaker, smart home gadget, or voice service can quickly integrate with and is letting other apps control the system.