Oldest Apple TV Gen for HomeKit Siri Away from Home?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by HappyDude20, Jul 3, 2017.

  1. HappyDude20 macrumors 68020

    HappyDude20

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    hi so it has been years since I've owned an Apple TV and am wondering if I have to commit to that new generation, the bulkier one in order to use home kit.

    Especially using HomeKit away from home.

    If you could recommend any good cameras please considering I'll be Wanting to record my home while I'm gone and also be able to take out my iOS device and see live footage from the Cameras.
     
  2. Brien macrumors 68020

    Brien

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    For remote access I believe it must be the newest generation.
     
  3. Spaniel95 macrumors member

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    If you have an Apple TV (3rd generation)*, you can control your HomeKit accessories in the Home app while you’re away from your home. To change user permissions, create automations, or stream HomeKit-enabled cameras remotely, you need an Apple TV (4th generation). If you add an Apple TV (4th generation) to a home that has an Apple TV (3rd generation) set up, the Apple TV (3rd generation) will stop being used for HomeKit remote access.

    *Apple TV (3rd generation) doesn't support remote access to HomeKit-enabled cameras.

    From this Apple Support page https://support.apple.com/en-gb/HT207057
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    Hope this helps
     
  4. HappyDude20 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Thank you for the answer. Looks like I'll have to get a 4th gen Apple TV.

    Any recommendations for cameras? I'd love to have the camera record 24-7 and either save the video on an external hard drive or maybe even a subscription service to view footage online. In certainly not a fan of cameras that only capture ten seconds of video only after detecting any movement.
     
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    There is only one currently the D-link Omna so I’m not sure if you could recommend any at the moment. I read somewhere that Nest may be adding homekit support soon but it’s only a rumour...
     

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