Hunter Douglas Window Treatments
Nearly all of the Hunter Douglas window treatments can be motorized now. The exclusive Hunter Douglas Powerview® system allows people to enjoy the convenience of opening and closing their window blinds or shades with the touch of a button. Most of the Powerview window treatments are battery powered. The battery is hidden behind the headrail so you don’t have to worry about it being out in the open. You also have the option have your Hunter Douglas Powerview® system to be hard-wired, eliminating the need for batteries. And the motors that control the window treatments are very quiet so there’s no noise to bother you while your blinds or shades are in motion.
Hunter Douglas Powerview® Hub
Hunter Douglas has created a new Powerview® Hub which includes technology that lets you use voice commands to control your window treatments. The Powerview Hub connects to a Wi-Fi router to communicate with your window coverings that feature Powerview motorization. Now, with certain devices, you won’t even need to press a button to command your window blinds or shades. Download the Hunter Douglas Powerview® App to make the process even easier by allowing you to set scenes and timers which will put an end to turning your window treatments on-and-off by hand. Now, your window blinds or shades will be controlled automatically through the Powerview App.
How to Use Voice Commands to Control Your Window Coverings
The Hunter Douglas Powerview Hub now supports the use of devices such as Amazon Echo and Alexa to vocally control your window treatments. All you have to do is connect the devices together and adjust your settings, and you’re done! Your window coverings can be controlled by voice commands, making the process of opening and closing blinds and shades effortless. Check out a few of the devices that can be integrated with the Powerview hub.
To activate your Hunter Douglas Alexa blinds, go to the Alexa App on your mobile device and select “Menu.” Next, select the Skills and Games tab and search “Powerview Scenes Skill.” Enable the Powerview Scenes Skill, and then select “Discover Devices.” Once connected, you can command your Alexa device by saying “Alexa, turn on…” followed by the Powerview Scene name. For example, if you say “Alexa, turn on Good Morning,” your Powerview hub will activate the scene setting for that command and open or close your blinds to the desired setting. Take a look at this video that shows exactly how to connect your Hunter Douglas Alexa blinds to your Powerview hub.
To use the Apple HomeKit with your Hunter Douglas PowerView® Shades, you’ll need to use your Apple Home app and Siri on any of the following Apple devices:
- Apple Watch
- Mac laptop
After you’ve installed your PowerView system, it’s time to enable HomeKit directly from the PowerView app. Once enabled, your PowerView shades can be controlled using Apple Home and Siri with HomeKit enabled accessories from your Apple device.
Click here to download the how to guide.
To operate your Hunter Douglas PowerView blinds with Google Assistant you’ll need to open either the Google Home or Google Assistant app on your mobile device. Click on “Home Control” in the Assistant tab. Next, Choose to add a device by clicking on the plus sign icon and select “Powerview Scenes.” You’ll be required to enter your Powerview account information in order to link your Powerview account to your Google account. Activate Powerview Scenes using the Google Assistant by saying action phrases that correspond to your Powerview Scene names. For example, say “Hey Google, activate Good Night,” and your Powerview hub will activate and control your window blinds without having to lift a finger.
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Hunter Douglas at Horizon Window Fashions
Horizon Window Fashions is a proud dealer of Hunter Douglas shades, blinds, and shutters. Our trained window fashion experts are certified in Hunter Douglas products and are specialists in installation and maintenance of these products. If you’re looking for new window blinds or shades, or want to try the Powerview window treatments by Hunter Douglas, then set up a free consultation! Our free in-home consultations make the process of getting new blinds or shades easy and painless.