Apple Watch, heat my lasagna! Whirlpool announces first iOS app to control washers and ovens from your wrist


Quite the unexpected development - you can control your washing machine from your Apple-made smartwatch now, dear friends! That's not exactly how Whirlpool put it, but the home appliances giant announced that soon you will be able to control more than 20 of its gadgets with the Apple Watch. 2018 is shaping up to be the year of the smart home indeed.

Yes, that includes Whirlpool's popular washer and dryer lines, as well as its ovens. You will be able to change the washing program mid-cycle, for instance, as well as check the progress of the dryer from your Apple timepiece. The oven's tasks can be changed mid-roast as well, and its temperature checked continuously. 

Whirlpool is boasting that it's the first appliance maker with an app written from the ground up for the Apple Watch, and will be showcasing it at the CES expo, opening it for download later in the quarter, to go with your newest washer/dryer smart hybrid. Now, if it could only take the clothes, and put them in the dryer, the app would be an instant hit.

source: Whirlpool

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3 Comments

1. NarutoKage14

Posts: 1327; Member since: Aug 31, 2016

You still have to put your clothes in the machine so you can simply push the needed buttons there. Pretty much the same thing for the oven.

2. sgodsell

Posts: 7425; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

The other thing that iPhoneArena forgot to mention that both Alexa and Google Assistant are also supported. So if you have a Google Home, Home Mini, or any of the Echo's, then you can use your voice to control those appliances as well. If you have an Android Wear watch you can also control those appliances. How? Because ever since Android Wear 2.0 Google Assistant has been supported.

3. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

But that's not Apple news, so not relevant /s ;)

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