Today, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office published 359 patent applications from Apple and that usually means that something interesting is buried, somewhere. Well it turns out that one of those interesting things happens to be an invention relating to an intelligent assistant for home automation – which of course translates to Siri for home automation. Technically Apple filed a recent trademark for their new Apple TV with Siri Remote and under its international class 9 verbiage 'home automation hubs' is listed. So that part of the invention has already been shown to be covered and in the works.
Read more: http://www.patentlyapple.com/patently-apple/2015/12/apple-invents-siri-for-home-automation.html