Homekit on tvOS10 ?

Discussion in 'HomeKit, HomePod, CarPlay, Home & Auto Technology' started by friedmud, Sep 13, 2016.

  1. friedmud macrumors 65816

    Jul 11, 2008
    I thought we were going to be able to control Homekit stuff with our AppleTV's now? I just updated my tvOS to 10... and no dice. No "Home" App... no Siri control of Homekit devices.

    What gives?
  2. Solver, Sep 13, 2016
    Last edited: Sep 14, 2016

    Solver macrumors 6502a

    Jan 6, 2004
    Cupertino, CA
    Go to the iCloud Accounts section. Make sure it shows the correct account. Click it and it should show "Homekit connected." If it does not, sign out, restart the Apple TV then sign back in. Also try toggling iCloud "Home" setting on a working homekit (iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch) device off (count to 10) and back on. That final step got it working for me.
    Now I can ask Siri on Apple TV 4, "What is the temperature in the master bedroom?"
  3. jimmcginnis macrumors newbie

    Feb 6, 2012
    Thanks! That worked!
  4. ButteryScrollin macrumors 6502a

    Jul 29, 2014
    so under iCloud, I should see something other than just photos?
    Tried logging out, restarting, toggling Home on and off.
  5. RaNdOm macrumors regular


    Jan 9, 2003
    Albuquerque, New Mexico
    I'm having the same problem.
    Only shows photo options
    Logged out
    Restarted Appletv
    Logged back in
    Still nothing.
  6. treyvonnk macrumors newbie

    Oct 21, 2015
    This worked for me too, thanks a bunch!! Also, another tip is to be patient after turning off Home in iCloud on your iPhone/iPad... After turning off the toggle (you might also need to navigate away from iCloud), it will prompt you and say that you need Home enabled to use iCloud or something... then agree and voila!
  7. pjarvi macrumors 65816


    Jan 11, 2006
    Round Lake, IL
    You need to check your iCloud settings on a different device like an iPhone, scroll down a little and it will be in there. Once enabled on the other device it should become available on the AppleTV.
  8. Jay-Jacob macrumors regular


    Sep 10, 2015
    Is home app suppose appear apple TV or not? I have HomeKit connect on Apple TV setting fine. I cant remember if Apple TV have home app?
  9. sjtidy macrumors member

    Oct 29, 2011
    There isn't a Home app, it's just Siri. Mine took a few restarts and signing in and out of iCloud to get the HomeKit setting to show up, but it's all working now.

    You also need to have two-factor login enabled for your iCloud account.
  10. Jay-Jacob macrumors regular


    Sep 10, 2015
    Thanks. Couldn't remember. Look like that no use to me because can't use Siri.
  11. philMBP, Sep 15, 2016
    Last edited: Sep 15, 2016
  12. chrisandersen macrumors 6502


    Sep 6, 2008
    The log out/restart doesn't work here either. I have two 4th Gens, and neither will show. I have also turned off home from all of the iPhones and iPads. Why does it have to be so difficult, Apple?
  13. pdmpolishing macrumors member

    Sep 18, 2007
    I had to setup two factor authentication on iCloud for homekit to work on Apple TV
  14. Coffee50 macrumors 6502

    Apr 23, 2015
    How do you set up 2 factor authentication?

    I don't see the HomeKit option on my Apple TV either. It's set up on my iPhone & iPad.
  15. ButteryScrollin macrumors 6502a

    Jul 29, 2014
  16. ECJ macrumors 6502


    Jul 5, 2006
    Memphis, TN
    I had the same issue, and I had 2FA turned on. I restarted the AppleTV, logged out of icloud, logged back in and restarted again. Then it finally showed connected. I think I crossed my fingers too.

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