The MyFRITZ! App: Main App Loses Smart Home Area
The MyFRITZ! app, which is used to manage FRITZ!Box routers, has recently announced a major change. The main app will no longer include the Smart Home area, which allows users to control and monitor their smart home devices.
The Reason Behind the Decision
According to AVM, the company behind the FRITZ!Box routers, this decision was made to simplify the user experience and improve the performance of the app. By focusing solely on the core functionality of managing the router, AVM aims to provide a smoother and more efficient experience for users.
What Does This Mean for Smart Home Users?
Existing users of the MyFRITZ! app who use the Smart Home area will no longer be able to access or control their smart home devices through the app. However, AVM is not leaving smart home users in the dark. They have introduced a separate app called FRITZ!App Smart Home, specifically designed for managing smart home devices.
The FRITZ!App Smart Home offers a range of features, including the ability to control individual smart home devices, create automation scenarios, and monitor energy consumption. The app is available for both iOS and Android devices and can be downloaded from the respective app stores.
AVM’s Focus on Router Management
By separating the Smart Home area from the main MyFRITZ! app, AVM is demonstrating their commitment to optimizing the router management experience for their users. This decision allows them to dedicate more resources and attention to improving the core functionality of the app.
Users will be able to access and control their router settings, manage their network, and benefit from regular updates and improvements specific to router management. This focus on the core functionality ensures that users have a reliable and efficient tool for managing their FRITZ!Box routers.
The removal of the Smart Home area from the MyFRITZ! app may come as a surprise to some users. However, AVM’s decision to streamline the app and focus exclusively on router management should ultimately lead to a better user experience. The introduction of the FRITZ!App Smart Home provides a dedicated solution for smart home users to continue managing their devices with ease.