A few months ago, Lowe announced that he was looking for a buyer for his iris platform. However, it seems that nobody wants it, as Lowe's announced that he will officially shut down Iris.
In an official statement to Review Geek, Lowe's says that "the Iris Smart Home platform and services will be closed on March 31
Lowe announced today that Iris' smart home platform and services will be closed on March 31, 2019. We apologize for the inconvenience of our Iris customers and commit to providing the resources to assist with the transition to a comparable smart home platform. We have created an online redemption process that allows Iris customers to receive a Visa prepaid card for eligible, connected iris devices.
After careful consideration of a number of options, the decision was made to conclude the Iris platform that none of the alternatives would allow Iris to continue delivering the experience our clients expect from us. Lowe & # 39; s endeavors to carry the breadth and depth of smart home products and brands to meet the needs of our customers today and in the future.
Lowe's launched Iris in 2012, and the product line offered a handful of different ZigBee Wave devices and sensors as well as a proprietary Iris hub. The nice thing was that these devices also worked with other smarthome hubs like Wink and SmartThings. Iris has also integrated with other product lines such as Philips Hue and Nest.
Now that Iris is officially out of the game, we'll see if any of the other players jump up.