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Published on December 13th, 2018 | by Brad Gibson

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Apple TV dashboard app DayView gets HomeKit support update

Developer Punya Chatterjee has been busy working on his on-going, info-at-a-glance tvOS app DayView, releasing Wednesday a major update with various new features including HomeKit widget support.

Version 1.2 now supports HomeKit widgets, including Scenes, Accessories, and Camera. Accessories are limited to powering them off and on and triggering scenes. The camera widget supports multiple HomeKit-ready cameras. 

dayview_4A DayView update now supports HomeKit widgets – shown in this image in the bottom panel – including Scenes, Accessories, and Camera.

Additional new features include customized dashboard wallpaper, dashboard panels that automatically refresh, full iCloud and Apple calendar support, and a functional Commute widget using Apple Maps with multiple transportation options.

Chatterjee has added a DayView Pro option letting users add premium features such as the ability to run multiple widgets for news and weather and the ability to use photos from an iCloud library as dashboard wallpaper. The pro version is an in-app purchase for a one-time charge off $2.99.

dayview_5The new Pro version of DayView adds multiple widget and custom wallpaper support for $2.99.

DayView 1.0 is a free download on Apple TV from the tvOS App Store at this link.

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Brad is co-founder and editor-in-chief of BESTAppleTV.com. He has been a technology reporter since the late 1980s having previously worked for MacUser, MacFormat, and iCreate magazines, as well as MacNN.com, MacObserver.com, MacCentral.com, MacMinute.com, and Macworld.com. He hosted and produced the MacFormat This Week podcast for three years. He was also a reporter, editor, and producer for the Associated Press and United Press International.



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