Home Connect App wins "Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2015" (10.08.2015)

The Home Connect app has been honored with the "Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2015." It convinced the jury thanks to its interface design, intuitive handling and user friendliness. More than 7,400 submissions from 53 countries were made for the "Red Dot Award: Communication Design" this year. From these, a 27-person jury made up of designers, design professors, and trade journalists from 13 nations selected the best campaigns, marketing strategies, and creative solutions.

For more information about the Reddot Award please click here .

Home Connect available on Google Play Store (29.06.2015)

Home Connect is now available for Android users. Find the Home Connect App on the Google Play Store for free and more information here .

Home Connect at Hack the House (07.05.2015)

At the first Hackathon of Home Connect partners Bosch and Siemens in Berlin, hardware experts and external software developers created new and creative solutions.

According to the jury, the project "blended" was most convincing. The idea was to guide the user step by step to obtain a finished meal – thanks to a programmed food processor that could be controlled via gestures and a connected oven. The accompanying app automatically controls all appliances: from the dough preparation up to the invitation to friends when the cake is ready.

With the support of highly qualified freelancers, the Hackathon – a neologism of “hack” and “marathon” - was an opportunity to quickly create many innovative ideas for the partner brands Bosch and Siemens. The promising Hackathon solutions can therefore be examined in the long term and possibly be developed further.

For more information about the Hackathon please click here .

Positive feedback about Home Connect App (10.03.2015)

The Home Connect App has been available in the Apple App Store for 3 months now. First reviews show an absolutely positive response: customers particularly praise the clear structure, the simple user interface as well as the recipes which are offered for customers.
Find the download in the iTunes store as well as more information about the Home Connect App here .


Home Connect at LivingKitchen in Cologne (19.01.2015)

Home Connect keeps its promise of connecting different home appliances from several brands with one single app. From January 19th until January 25th 2015 Bosch and Siemens will introduce their first ovens and dishwashers which can be controlled using the Home Connect app. For one week the most important national and international suppliers of the kitchen industry will present their latest ideas and innovations. With Home Connect one cannot only control home appliances remotely: many additional digital features, such as defining the optimum level of heat or selecting a recipe from the database integrated in the app, are also available and facilitate the future of everyday life.
Read more about Home Connect at the Living Kitchen here .

Home Connect at CES Las Vegas (12.01.2015)

“Quickly taking a glance at the inside of the fridge to check if something is missing” - just one of the functions which enjoyed great popularity during the first presentation of Home Connect at the international CES in Las Vegas. The largest Consumer Electronics Show in the world, with 3600 exhibitors from over 140 countries, took place from 6th until 9th of January and was the meeting point for everyone enthusiastic about innovations. Home Connect was presented at the exhibition stand of Robert Bosch Ltd. Beside the ovens and dishwashers which are already on the market in Europe , the prototypes for the refrigerator, washing machine and drier with Home Connect were introduced.
To see the CES Video, please click here .

Home Connect partner join “Works with Nest” Program (07.01.2015)

Increased opportunities for the connected home. The Home Connect partner brands Bosch and Siemens jointly work with Nest on offering even more convenience and safety to their customers. Through the participation in the “Works with Nest” program, home appliances fitted with Home Connect functionality shall come with the emblem „Works with Nest“ in near future.

Home Connect App available (04.12.2014)

Home Connect lays the foundation for the connected home – the first app in the world to control different categories of home appliances from different European brands simply while being away from home. Ovens and dishwashers with Home Connect under the Bosch and Siemens brands are now available in stores in Germany and Austria – other home appliances from different product groups will follow. The Home Connect app is now available free of charge in the Apple App store. Learn here which further functions the Home Connect App has to offer.

Home Connect at GET Nord (27.11.2014)

Intelligent products and systems at home were the trade fair highlight at the GET Nord in Hamburg and therefore the ideal place to present the Home Connect app. From November 20 to 22, over 500 international exhibitors showed off their newest products, systems and services for use in the areas of electronics, engineering, sanitation, heating and air-conditioning. Home Connect successfully presented the benefits that the app offers for the future: to simply manage the housework independently, regardless of the current location or time of the day.

Euronics reacts enthusiastically to Home Connect (06.11.2014)

On October 22, Euronics – one of the most important trade partners of both Bosch and Siemens – invited representatives of the European Euronics markets and important suppliers to Munich. On the program: the presentation of the Home Connect app for household appliances. After an introduction, there was time for questions as part of an open forum – during which the hosts showed great interest and reacted positively to the Home Connect project.

A live demonstration of how the app can be used with appliances subsequently offered further insights into the innovation and proved to be very popular. Home Connect Project Manager Claudia Häpp drew a positive conclusion: “The collective conversations and discussions have shown that Home Connect is a solution that can be marketed perfectly by Euronics. Now it’s just a case of jointly conveying this enthusiasm to the end user.”

Bosch and Siemens Receive CONNECTED HOME Award 2014 (07.11.2014)

10,000 readers of CONNECTED HOME magazine have cast their votes – and, with an impressive 34% of votes each, they’ve ranked Bosch and Siemens in joint first place in the Smart Household Devices category. Enhanced connectivity of dishwashers and ovens therefore convinced those surveyed of Home Connects’ merits. Votes were collected between July and October 2014 both off- and online and, in a total of 19 categories, determined the top providers in the smart products sector. Besides Bosch and Siemens, VELUX also scored highly in sun protection, ABUS in safety, and OSRAM in its specialized field: light.

A list of all prizewinners, as well as further information on the CONNECTED HOME Awards 2014, are available here .

Home Connect goes to belektro (22.10.2014)

belektro, Germany’s leading specialist trade fair for the electronics industry, is the platform for innovative and future-ready products. And because Messe Berlin GmbH brought intelligent energy use to the fore this year, Home Connect felt right at home. From 15 to 17 October, visitors were able to discover the benefits of the networked home for themselves. Home Connect became a part of the e-house, the trade fair highlight that demonstrated what is already possible in terms of smart homes today.

Berlin SmartHome2Market Conference Calls For Inter-Trade Collaboration in Smart Home Market (15.10.2014)

On September 30, the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) held a conference for high-ranking guests on the topic of smart homes. The event, held in Berlin, aimed to pick up the large amount of positive feedback on the topic and create new momentum with regard to tapping into the market. By the end of the conference, the assembled experts from the industries concerned all came to the conclusion that the smart home market, despite a number of divergent interests, could only be tapped into by virtue of a common approach involving all associations.

More information can be found in the press release published by the Central Association of the German Electrical and IT Trades (ZVEH).

FUTURA 2014: BSH Home Appliances Group’s trade fair appearance is a big hit (15.10.2014)

Visitors from the kitchen and furniture sector, real product innovation from Bosch and Siemens and a stand for their new brand Constructa – FUTURA 2014 prompted many positive responses and set a new benchmark for the coming year. The new oven lines from Bosch (Serie 8) and Siemens (iQ700) and the topic of the Home Connect app were particularly well received by the trade professionals in attendance. Michael Mehnert, director of BSH Home Appliances Austria, seemed to be thoroughly satisfied with the company’s appearance at the fair and gave some insights into what’s in store for the brand in the near future.

Bosch and Home Connect at the IFA 2014 (11.09.2014)

During the IFA 2014 our cooperation partner Bosch presented the first household appliances equipped with Home Connect functions. Learn here (only available in German) how the cooperation between Bosch and Home Connect will make your everyday life easier.

Siemens and Home Connect at the IFA 2014 (11.09.2014)

The exhibition of our cooperation partners has shown impressively the possibilities Siemens and Home Connect will create for your future household.

Renowned partners (27.08.2014)

We’re proud that Bosch and Siemens, two of Europe’s leading home appliance manufacturers, use Home Connect. This is where you can find out which appliances already have Home Connect features, and when new appliances and features can be expected.