Tag: HomeKit

Nest Thermostat now works with Apple HomeKit, thanks to Matter

Earlier this week, Google revealed that the latest generation of Nest Thermostat now supports Apple HomeKit, thanks to the addition of Matter. Starting on Tuesday, the Nest Thermostat model released in 2020 has been updated to support Matter, the new smart home standard that allows multiple platforms to communicate with each other. “Great news! We’re rolling out Matter compatibility for our newest Nest Thermostat released in 2020. This means you […]

Eve will start selling ‘Matter ready’ accessories from March

Eve has this week announced at CES 2023, that some of its accessories including the Eve Door and Window, Eve Energy, and Eve Motion will come with Matter support baked in, ready to use out of the box with support for Matter. Currently, these devices are available for a firmware update to convert them from HomeKit only to Matter. Eve has already starting rolling out the firmware required to these […]

Apple has added current Home App issues to an internal list of major issues

In a new post from MacRumors, it has been reported that Apple is now considering the ongoing issues with HomeKit and the Home App within iOS 16.2 and other new Apple operating systems as a “Major Issue.” This comes after numerous reports from users online and from the media in general about the ongoing stability issues and bugs with the new Home app architecture, which was introduced with iOS 16.2 […]

Apple finally explains what to do if users are experiencing issues with HomeKit

Apple has outlined what to do with the recent bugs in the Home app in iOS 16.2, macOS 13.1, iPadOS 16.2 and more. The new software updates were released last week and many people have reported issues with the Home app ranging from unresponsive devices to being unable to invite any new users. Apple has now shared some official guidance on what to do if you can’t invite users properly. […]

Apple has pulled the new Home Architecture in iOS 16.2

As of yesterday, Apple has seemingly pulled the new and updated Home Architecture that can be found in iOS 16.2, macOS 13.1, HomePod 16.2 and other recent software versions. These new software versions have only been out for a little over one week and many users online have been reporting issues with HomeKit. Since iOS 16.2 was released, the new and improved Home Architecture was also available, but required every […]

Eve introduces new motion sensor, now with Thread support

Eve has recently launched a new updated motion sensor, this time with support for Thread. The Eve Motion Sensor only supports Apple HomeKit and can be used around or outside the home to activate other HomeKit accessories, such as outdoor lighting when you arrive back home. The new model has been designed to withstand water and later this year, the device will work with Matter and Thread. The new second […]

Ubiquiti adds HomeKit support to the AmpliFi Alien

Ubiquiti today has released new firmware for the AmpliFi Alien, with version 3.7.0. This update was posted to the Ubiquiti Community and can be downloaded now for your device. There aren’t many changes, just some time zone improvements and the addition of HomeKit support. Ubiquiti says this release adds “Apple HomeKit security feature to AmpliFi Alien standalone router setups”. Version 3.7.0 was released at the start of June in a […]

Apple now selling the Belkin Wemo Smart Video Doorbell on its online store

The Belkin Wemo Smart Video Doorbell is now available to purchase direct from Apple, at its physical retail stores and the online website. The doorbell was announced at CES earlier this year in January and supports all of the core HomeKit features for doorbells. At the moment there are not many HomeKit doorbells which support Apple’s ‌HomeKit Secure Video (HSV)‌, so it is good to see another product launched with […]

Eve announces new HomeKit outdoor camera and motorised blinds at CES 2022

Eve has today announced two new products to add to its ever increasing range of HomeKit connected accessories for the smart home. Although it doesn’t feel like it, CES is this week and Eve has announced a new Outdoor Cam and Eve MotionBlinds. The outdoor camera is pictured above and only works with Apple’s HomeKit Secure Video system. It is an outdoor camera with integrated floodlight which’ll come on when […]

Some 2020 Toshiba and Insignia Fire TVs now support HomeKit and AirPlay 2

Earlier this month, Toshiba and Insignia have updated their smart TVs with support for HomeKit and AirPlay 2. Both companies make some Fire TV branded smart TVs, which run the Fire TV operating system, nearly identical to what comes on a Fire TV Stick. The HomeKit support allows the Home app on macOS, iPadOS and iPhone to control the TV, such as turning it on, changing volume and input – […]