Amsterdam, May 15, 2019 – Athom, the smart home hub Homey’s parent company from The Netherlands, announces an integration partnership with Bang & Olufsen, a high-end audio company from Denmark.
Both companies have a culture of creating intuitive high-end consumer electronics. Homey makes smart home easy and fun by connecting to over 50.000 devices from 1.000 brands, in a beautiful app and Homey users can now add Bang & Olufsen to that list.
By installing the Bang & Olufsen app on Homey users can control their Bang & Olufsen connected audio speakers through the Homey app, create automations (“Flows”) to automatically start playing when they come home, and pause music when they go to bed.
“Connecting a device with Homey does not only provide an alternative interface. It opens up an entire new world of possibilities by linking with other devices at home. For example, users can create a Flow on Homey to start their favorite music with the press of a wall-mounted button, from any brand.” says Emile Nijssen, Creative Director at Athom.
“Our two companies have more in common than we initially thought”, says Morten Nogra Hemmingsen, System Integration Consultant at Bang & Olufsen. “We’re both focused on creating high-end products that our users love, with a Scandinavian design philosophy of keeping things simple and beautiful. With this integration partnership, existing Bang & Olufsen users can enhance their overall experience by connecting their Bang & Olufsen products with the other smart home devices they already have.”
Athom was founded in The Netherlands in 2014 by Emile Nijssen and Stefan Witkamp, both two young entrepreneurs with a mission of making smart home available for everyone. Since their founding, which included a successful Kickstarter campaign, the company has spread across Europe like wildfire. Homey is already considered the thought leader of smart home in the industry.
With a focus on quality, design and ease of use, the company tries to set a new bar of where the smart home industry is moving.
About Bang & Olufsen
Bang & Olufsen is a global luxury lifestyle brand founded in 1925 in Struer, Denmark, by Peter Bang and Svend Olufsen whose devotion and vision remain the foundation for the company
The rich heritage built around the relentless determination to create products that push the boundaries of audio technology continues to place the company at the forefront of audio innovation. Today, every Bang & Olufsen product is still characterized by the unique combination of beautiful sound, timeless design, and unrivalled craftsmanship.
The company’s innovative and progressive audio products are sold worldwide in Bang & Olufsen mono-brand stores, online, and in multi-brand stores. The company employs over 1,000 people and operates in more than 70 markets.