To fulfill the "dream entertainment setup of the future," the Home of the Future team connected streaming, gaming, and sound system devices, controlled through an RTI system on an iPad, that also controls the home's lighting, security, and temperature. Curbed reports, "The iPad goes hands-free with Amazon Alexa, so you can use voice commands like 'Alexa, tell home butler [the RTI system] to set the living room to movie mode,' which might turn your TV to Netflix, dim the lights, kick the A/C on, plus whatever else is programmed into the 'movie mode' shortcut."
Welcome to Season 2 of Home of the Future, a six-part video series co-produced by Curbed and The Verge that chronicles the buildout of a prefab home in Austin, Texas—designed with cutting-edge technology, sustainability, and innovation in mind. This week, we get to the fun stuff: using home tech for seamless entertainment. Stay tuned for new video episodes on our Facebook page.