Home Home(kit) for an Android User

Discussion in 'HomeKit, HomePod, CarPlay, Home & Auto Technology' started by H3LL5P4WN, Jun 16, 2017.

  1. H3LL5P4WN, Jun 16, 2017
    Last edited: Jun 16, 2017

    H3LL5P4WN macrumors 6502a

    H3LL5P4WN

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    My girlfriend recently bought a house. She has a Hue white & ambience starter kit as well as a lightstrip around her TV.

    We've (read: I) been looking for a Home App style of solution for her on the Android platform. I haven't really discovered anything that remotely comes close to how well Home works for me (having an all-Apple environment) or is as secure.

    So with that being said, how best could I set up Homekit for her?

    I assume she'll have to get an Apple TV 4. I can do the setup and automation from any of my devices, but will she still be able to exert control via the (for example) Hue app on her robotphone when she's out? (And before someone suggests it, I am trying to bring her back from the darkside, especially with how bad her last two phones have been.) Would I be able to "transfer" her home back to her, if she does indeed see the light?
     
  2. Vasilioskn macrumors regular

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    No clue about android apps, but I’m assuming hue and all smart products have a dedicated app for Android so I guess she’d have to use that. In order for her to take advantage of the Apple tv4 or iPad hub she would need an iPhone to control it when she’s out of the house. Get her back on iPhone lol
     
  3. H3LL5P4WN thread starter macrumors 6502a

    H3LL5P4WN

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    "back on iPhone" implies that she's ever been on the nice side of that particular fence, lol. She can see with her own eyes how I don't have to charge multiple times a day, or how my photos are better, or how all of my devices all work together with her own eyes, but she refuses to get an iPhone.

    Each manufacturer has their own app, sure. But it seems like there's nothing comparable to the Home app or could grant access to Homekit on Android.
     

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