Apple's latest beta software officially brings HomeKit support to Apple TV

Neil Hughes, AppleInsider:

Serving as a remote access peer will enable the Apple TV to help control connected accessories when they are away from home. When a user is accessing their smart home remotely, Apple's system reportedly scans available remote access peers and searches for the one with the lowest latency.

 

Related: Christopher Breen had brought up the idea of the Apple TV as a HomeKit hub back in June.