Tag: HomeKit

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 – […]

Linksys is adding HomeKit support to its AX4200 WiFi 6 mesh system

Linkys has announced recently that its AX4200 WiFi 6 mesh system will be getting HomeKit support. When a router or mesh system is added to HomeKit, it offers enhanced security, mainly for tweaking the firewall to restrict access for Home accessories. Linksys have released a software update earlier this month for the Velop AX42000 and it can be updated via the Linksys iOS app. The following settings can be adjusted […]

Ubiquiti is working on supporting Apple Home Keys for UniFi Access

Apple announced iOS 15 this week at its annual WWDC developer conference. We are covering all the new features this week and throughout the summer here on A&T Tech but one section Apple focused on was the Wallet app. Specifcally, Apple is adding support for some physical cards in the app, such as ID cards but now support for Home Keys, which can be used to unlock an NFC enabled […]

Arlo’s wired doorbell now supports HomeKit

Earlier this month, Arlo has updated its own wired video doorbell to support HomeKit, but only at a basic level so now support for HomeKit Secure Video here yet it seems. However without Secure Video, standard HomeKit does allow for viewing of live footage only, as well as integrating with any automations. To get the integration to work, you’ll need the following firmware or newer to be on the basestation: […]

AirPlay 2 and HomeKit support coming to LG 2018 smart TVs

This week, LG has started to rollout support for Apple HomeKit and AirPlay 2 in its range of smart TVs from 2018, this is following up from what the company said they would do earlier this year. HomeKit for TVs adds the ability to run automations, and control the power, volume and input from the Home app on iOS, macOS and watchOS. AirPlay 2 allows the streaming, over the local […]

Netatmo Doorbell with HomeKit support now available in the US and Canada

Netatmo annoicuned their HomeKit compatible doorbell back in 2019 and despite some delays, it was made available here in the UK and Europe in September this year. However it was delayed even further for the US and Canadian market. However this week, the company announced that the Smart Video Doorbell will be available from January 2021. The doorbell is fully compatible with HomeKit and has its own app to recognise people, […]

Netatmo launches updated HomeKit Smart Outdoor Camera, now has an integrated siren

Netatmo, which is most famous for its weather station – which now after many years, works with HomeKit. The French company has updated its outdoor smart floodlight camera with an integrated siren which can get very loud, up to 105db. The existing Smart Outdoor Camera has been out for a few years and is still on sale, while the new one is up for pre-order. Both cameras work with HomeKit, […]

Logitech launches new camera, with only support for HomeKit

From the outside a least, it seems Logitech and Apple have a good relationship for new products, with the iPad 6th generation in 2018, Apple added Apple Pencil support and at the same time, Logitech launched the Crayon which worked with the new iPad and the same thing for various keyboard covers and cases for new iPads over the years. The next one is the new Circle View Camera from […]

Hive’s smart home devices now support HomeKit

Hive which is a UK based company and part of British Gas, has been making its own smart home devices for a few years now and thanks to marketing from British Gas, it is popular here in the UK, it makes thermostats, plugs and lights, but until now Hive has not supported HomeKit. A lot of devices on the market support HomeKit now and finally, Hive does now too. However, […]