A little under a month of being available to the general public, SwitchBot Blind Tilt has received an update bringing the groups feature back, fixing a number of known issues, and taking Blind Tilt’s firmware to V2.0.
The big feature added in V2.0 is grouping. In the settings, you are now able to create a group of up to 4 Blind Tilt’s, allowing all to be controlled at once. Perfect for larger rooms with multiple windows that you want to manually open at the same time from within the app. This feature is still in beta.
It is possible to do this grouping behaviour from within the Google Assistant via custom commands, but doing so is more of a workaround and is a more involved process and only possible when using a Hub, Hub Mini, or Hub 2.
Using SwitchBot’s create a group feature doesn’t require the hub from what I understand, but will likely require the Blind Tilt’s to stay within Wi-Fi range of each other or your phone.
On top of the new grouping feature, a number of non-specific known issues have been fixed, making Blind Tilt more reliable and stable.
How to update Blind Tilt
Open the SwitchBot app and select Blind Tilt, once on the page a pop up should let you know there’s a firmware update, hit update, and follow the instructions. This should only take a minute or two, depending on your connection speed.
If the pop up doesn’t display, enter the SwitchBot Blind Tilt’s settings, select Firmware & Battery, a message should now display, letting you know of the update.
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