Yeti aims to control your entire smart home from a single app on iOS or Android. We asked the team to tell us what it can do…
You may currently use Philips Hue, Lifx or Wemo to automate your smart home lighting system. You might use Nest or Netatmo to make the heating system smarter and save some money and energy, and many other smart devices like Sonos speakers or TP-Link smart plugs.
However, every smart device has its own mobile app. So, if you would like to control your lights but they are devices from different brands, you’ll need more than one app.
If you only have one brand at home you can get away controlling your system with the manufacturer app but having to switch between apps is not smart at all. So what can you do about this?
Yeti Smart Home is an app that allows users to control their smart home appliances regardless of their brand. Using Yeti, you can control your lighting system with only one app. It also provides you with a single interface to control your lighting, heating, sound systems, in fact your entire smart home.
What does a smart home experience look like with Yeti?
Yeti allows you to control all your smart home devices using just one single interface. Right now it’s compatible with the following brands:
- Philips Hue, Lifx, Yeelight & Belkin Wemo lights
- Sonos sound products
- TP-Link & Belkin Wemo smart plugs
- Nest & Netatmo thermostats
- Netatmo cameras & motion detectors
The first time you open the app, Yeti will scan your home network looking for these smart home modules. As soon as it completes the scan process, all your devices will be shown in the home screen.
You can also add them manually or suggest new ones through the in-app support chat if Yeti doesn’t currently support them.
When you have more than a few devices you may want to organise them by location or type. Yeti allows you to organise your smart devices into groups for faster and simpler access.
Create ambiences using Yeti’s Charms feature
Yeti can also trigger specific behaviors of your smart devices. You can preset your appliances for a specific situation and then trigger all of them with a single tap.
Imagine a scene where you would like to watch a movie with all your lights dimmed. All you need is to do is create a ‘charm’ with that configuration and trigger it with just a single tap, instead of having to go bulb by bulb to decrease the brightness of each and every single one of them.
Schedule your devices to work automatically using Routines
Yeti can help you to automate repetitive daily tasks that you want your devices to perform. For example, you could create a routine to turn on your lights to wake you up in the morning or turn on your heating system one hour before you arrive home. Set the routines once and Yeti will schedule the tasks for you.