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What SmartShades Works With

RYSE SmartShade works in harmony with smart home brands that you already know and love to make life more simple. Control all the shades in your home with some of your favorite brands like Apple, Google, and Alexa.

Nothing is as simple and easy as controlling your shades with your voice. By just saying, “Alexa, open my shades” and letting your SmartShade do the rest.

Warm sunlight or relaxing shade is only a “Hey Google”, “Alexa”, or “Siri” away.

Although at launch, you can expect your SmartShade to integrate with Google Home, Alexa, Siri/HomeKit with our SmartBridge. More great integrations will be available after launch.

…and that’s not all.

SmartShade is fully HomeKit compatible and has a HomeKit certified chip inside. This means that you will be able to control your SmartShades with more than just Siri Shortcuts.

How Smart Integrations Work

In 2021, if a smart home product doesn’t have voice control, can you really even call it smart?

Direct integration with all the key voice assistants (Alexa / Google / Siri) was a key demand from both our product designers and the customers of our first-generation product.

By introducing the SmartBridge and changing the overall communication protocol from Bluetooth/ZigBee (in Gear) to Bluetooth/WiFi (in SmartShade), we were able to add these direct integrations with voice assistants.

The SmartBridge allows other cool features like user accounts, remote control, and, an absolute fan-favorite feature request from our users, true Apple HomeKit integration.

Once the SmartBridge has been added, your SmartShades can use smart home integrations, voice control, scheduling, groups, user sharing, and more to unlock the true RYSE experience for your home.

Let’s take a closer look.

Adjust Your Shades With Your Voice Using Siri

Control all of the SmartShades in your home using your voice with just about any Apple device including iPhone, Apple Watch, Apple TV, HomePod, HomePod Mini, or iPad.

  • Use your iPhone or Apple Watch to open up your shades and let in some energizing morning sunlight simply by saying “Hey Siri, open my bedroom shades”
  • Ask your HomePod, Apple TV, and just about any other Apple device to close all your shades for the night with a simple “Hey Siri, close all of my shades”

Siri Commands

  • “Hey Siri, open my shades”
  • “Hey Siri, close my shades”
  • “Hey Siri, close my bedroom shades”
  • “Hey Siri, set my shades to 64%”

What About HomeKit Integration?

RYSE SmartShade is completely Apple HomeKit enabled when paired with the RYSE SmartBridge.

RYSE SmartShades is fully HomeKit compatible and has a HomeKit certified chip inside. This means that you will be able to control your SmartShades with more than just Siri Shortcuts.

Adjust Your Shades With Alexa

Control all the SmartShades in your home with your voice using any Alexa-enabled device including Echo, Echo Mini, Echo+, and even from the Alexa app.

RYSE skills for Amazon Alexa-enabled devices allow you and your loved ones to open and close your shades, and even set your shades to specific opened or closed points.

  • Open, close, and adjust your shades by talking to Alexa.
  • Use custom RYSE skills for complete control of your shades.

Alexa Commands

  • “Alexa, open my shades”
  • “Alexa, close my shades”
  • “Alexa, close my bedroom shades”
  • “Alexa, set my shades to 64%”

Complete Control Of Your Shades With Google Assistant

Control all the SmartShades in your home with your voice using any Google Assistant-enabled device including Google Home speakers and smart displays, as well as Android smartphones and tablets.

  • Use the Google Assistant to open up your shades simply by saying “Ok Google, open my shades”
  • Ask your Google Home, Google Home Mini, or Google Pixel (and just about any modern Android device) to adjust your shades by saying “Ok Google, set my bedroom shade to 14%”

Google Assistant Commands

  • “Ok Google, open my shades”
  • “Ok Google, close my shades”
  • “Ok Google, close my bedroom shades”
  • “Ok Google, set my shades to 64%”

Famously Asked Questions

We’ve put together a list of the most frequently asked questions that our team gets around voice control and SmartShade’s smart integration right here in one place.

Here is what has been on our customer’s minds:

What does SmartShade integrate with?

At launch, it integrates with Google Home, Alexa, Siri/HomeKit with our SmartBridge. More integrations will be available after launch.

Do I need the SmartBridge to get smart home integrations?

Yes. The RYSE SmartBridge is needed to allow for your SmartShade devices to be integrated with other smart home devices and to be controlled with your voice with Google Home, Alexa, and Siri/HomeKit.

Will SmartShade work without the SmartBridge?

Yes. But, we highly recommend using the SmartBridge with your SmartShades. Without the SmartBridge you can only use the app and on-device controls for basic up and down control.

Only when paired with the SmartBridge, can your SmartShades use smart home integrations, voice control, scheduling, groups, user sharing, and more!

Will SmartShade be HomeKit certified?

RYSE SmartShades is fully HomeKit compatible and has a HomeKit certified chip inside. This means that you will be able to control your SmartShades with more than just Siri Shortcuts.

To be as transparent as possible on this, we’ve created a short video demonstrating SmartShades’ HomeKit functionality on our campaign page. Those familiar with HomeKit will notice that the way Siri responds here is how it would normally be when a device is HomeKit certified.

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