Unable to use as HomeKit home hub

Discussion in 'HomeKit, HomePod, CarPlay, Home & Auto Technology' started by ourcore, Sep 21, 2016.

  1. ourcore, Sep 21, 2016
    Last edited: Sep 21, 2016

    ourcore macrumors regular


    Aug 4, 2012
    Hey, guys,

    I've been running the iOS 10 betas on my iPhone and iPad and I had previously set my iPad to work as the HomeKit home hub, but when tvOS 10 dropped, I turned it off and hopes of using my Apple TV instead. Well, I've had no such luck.

    I've made sure the iPad is no longer used as a home hub, and somehow, Siri voice commands work, but there are no HomeKit-related settings in tvOS. Possibly related, the HomeKit settings pane has disappeared from my iPhone. In the "Automation" tab on the HomeKit app, it says there's no hub found, but with no information as to how to configure one...

    Any help would be really appreciated. Thanks in advance!
  2. Coffee50 macrumors 6502a

    Apr 23, 2015
    --- Post Merged, Sep 21, 2016 ---
    Do you have two step verification set up? I wasn't able to use apple tv as homekit hub until I set that up.

    Once you have that set up, you should see homekit listed under the iCloud tab in settings on apple tv
  3. merrickdrfc macrumors 6502


    Jan 8, 2011
    I have 2 factor auth enabled and I still can't get it to show on my Apple TV. Have tried signing out/in, restarting my TV etc.
  4. ourcore thread starter macrumors regular


    Aug 4, 2012
    I got it working by signing out of iCloud on my Apple TV, signing back in, and restarting the device. I was missing the HomeKit option under Settings>Accounts>iCloud until doing so.

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