Home Compatible Devices

Discussion in 'HomeKit, HomePod, CarPlay, Home & Auto Technology' started by ericgtr12, Jan 5, 2016.

  1. ericgtr12 macrumors 6502a

    ericgtr12

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    So far both WEMO and Chamberlain MyQ garage door opener have promised their devices would work with Homekit and it's starting to look like that won't happen at all now. Wondering if this has to do with Apple's stringent requirements or something else, in either case it's disappointing. Going forward, if it's not "already" compatible, I won't be banking on any promises.
     
  2. smharm13 macrumors newbie

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    If you are looking to use wemo with HomeKit I suggest Homebridge. It's an open source project for a DIY HomeKit bridge. There is a wemo plugin I use that works really well to control your lights via Siri
     
  3. ericgtr12 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    ericgtr12

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    I've decided to go with Amazon Echo which seems much more ubiquitous than Siri, which lacks support for most home enabled devices for whatever reason.
     
  4. chuyn macrumors 6502

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    I'm willing to bet this has all to do with meeting the security requirements and whatnot. After watching a few devices add the promised HomeKit support now, they've all released new versions of the product. Ecobee3, August smart locks, and now Honeywell Lyrics for example. And each time customers complained and the manufacturer has said something along the lines of needing to use HomeKit compatible chips/hardware and it couldn't be done with a software update, and it was harder than initially anticipated. Maybe firmware upgrades were an option early on and got scrapped... but either way, any product now that has been adding HomeKit support has been doing so by releasing a revised version. I was waiting on the Chamberlain promise as well, but by the looks of it, they probably have the same issues as others. Could be taking longer than expected but no one seems allowed to even give an estimate of their plans.
     

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