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The Best Smart Window Shades and Blinds

Updated Dec 17, 2022
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Smart shades and blinds that extend, retract, or tilt automatically are indeed a luxury, but they’re also just plain useful. (And they can help save energy and boost home security, too.) Lutron’s Serena Shades are our top pick because they work flawlessly, are the fastest and quietest shades we tested, and are compatible with all the popular smart-home platforms. Also, they look great. If you prefer blinds over shades, we think Lutron’s Serena Smart Wood Blinds are the best smart blinds because they adapt to the position of the sun throughout the day, ensuring you always have the right amount of light without having to adjust them at all.

Lutron Serena Shades, the best smart shades

Lutron Serena Shades

The best smart shades
Responsive, quiet, and of excellent quality, these custom-made shades can be controlled using automated smart-home controls like Schedules, geofencing, and Scenes. They are also the most widely compatible with smart-home platforms.
We recommend
SmarterHome MySmartRollerShades (formerly Tilt), a good but less-brainy smart shade

SmarterHome MySmartRollerShades (formerly Tilt)

A good but less-brainy smart shade
Slightly more affordable and solar-powered, SmarterHome’s MySmartRollerShades (formerly Tilt) are custom-made to fit your window. And they offer scheduling and built-in routines in a nice app that doesn’t require any additional smart-home devices.
Another good choice
Graber Motorized Shades, more expensive, but more choices

Graber Motorized Shades

More expensive, but more choices
Graber is priced like Lutron, but it offers more style, customization, and compatibility with Z-Wave wireless.
Another good choice
IKEA Fyrtur, low price, but limited options

IKEA Fyrtur

Low price, but limited options
These shades come in just one color and in fixed sizes. But they’re a fraction of the cost of our other picks.
Budget friendly
Lutron Serena Smart Wood Blinds, the best smart blind

Lutron Serena Smart Wood Blinds

The best smart blind
These blinds are responsive, quiet, custom-sized to fit your windows, and available in four painted and four stained finishes. And they can be automated to tilt based on the position of the sun (requires a Lutron Bridge).
We recommend
SmarterHome MySmartBlinds, less smart, less expensive

SmarterHome MySmartBlinds

Less smart, less expensive
These blinds are a flat $419 and don’t require a smart hub or bridge. However, they come in just two colors (white and walnut). And they have few actual smart features, other than scheduling and the ability to close automatically when it’s hot out.
Budget friendly

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