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Learn about the latest HomeKit devices, news, reviews, and more on HomeKit Insider. Our hosts Andrew O'Hara and Stephen Robles discuss how-to's, automations, integrating Siri Shortcuts, and review their recent HomeKit projects.

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Episodes

  • Aqara G2H Cam, Playing Video Files on Apple TV, and More

    September 14th, 2020  |  40 mins 54 secs

    LG backpedals on its backpedal over HomeKit, August and Hue announce a new integration, meross launches a new smart garage door sensor, we review the Aqaba G2H HomeKit secure video camera, we answer listener questions about ripping Blu-Rays and playing on Apple TV, and Andrew has a surprise question for our listeners!

  • LIFX Clean, New Philips Hue Products, Yale Cabinet Lock and more

    September 7th, 2020  |  43 mins 46 secs

    LIFX launches a new antibacterial smart bulb, Yale announces pricing and availability for their door and cabinet locks, LG back pedals on HomeKit for 2018 TV’s, Hue launches new products, Stephen broke his Logitech Circle View, and we answer listener questions!

  • Eufy Smart Drop, Level Lock Touch, and HomeKit App Updates

    August 31st, 2020  |  42 mins 9 secs

    Eufy announces a Kickstarter for its new outdoor delivery protection safe, Level Lock releases its touch-sensitive lock, Yardian has a HomeKit enabled sprinkler controller, we cover recent updates to HomeKit apps, and we answer listener questions!

  • August Keypad Review, Air Purifier Follow-Up and Listener Questions

    August 17th, 2020  |  43 mins 18 secs

    We review the August Keypad, VOCOlinc announces their HomeKit smart humidifier, new home apps, and we answer listener questions!

  • VOCOlinc Air Purifier Review, Onvis C3 Camera and Listener Questions

    August 10th, 2020  |  40 mins 16 secs

    Andrew reviews the new VOCOlinc HomeKit enabled air purifier, Onvis launches a HomeKit Secure Video camera, and we answer listener questions and feedback!

  • Arlo Pro 3 Floodlight Cam, Yobi 3 Doorbell, and Wemo Mini Plug Review

    August 3rd, 2020  |  39 mins 41 secs

    Aqara backtracks on HomeKit-only support, Arlo Pro 3 floodlight camera gets HomeKit support, Yobi B3 is a new HomeKit doorbell camera with no video recording, Andrew reviews the new Wemo mini smart plug, and we go through listener questions.

  • New Wemo Plug, Updated Eve Aqua Features and Intro to Homebridge

    July 27th, 2020  |  32 mins 14 secs

    Wemo launches a new, smaller smart plug, one of our listeners builds a HomeKit compatible trip wire, Eve updates its app and brings forecast triggers to Eve Aqua, and Stephen gets started with Homebridge.

  • Eufy 2K Indoor Cam, HomeKit Wi-Fi vs Bluetooth and Listener Questions

    July 20th, 2020  |  31 mins 36 secs

    We have a Eufy 2K Indoor Cam on-hand and discuss the setup, including the HomeKit firmware update. Andrew discovers a Wi-Fi vs. Bluetooth connectivity issue with August’s latest smart lock, and we give away a second Eve Cam!

  • Eve Cam, August Wi-Fi and VOCOlinc Reviews Plus New Product Announcements

    July 13th, 2020  |  35 mins 10 secs

    EufyCam sends a firmware update to add HomeKit Secure Video, Wink makes its subscription mandatory, Arlo 2 launches, plus we have official reviews of the Eve Cam, August Wi-Fi smart lock, and VOCOlinc contact sensor!

  • William Gallagher's HomeKit Home, User Questions, & Eve Cam Winner

    July 6th, 2020  |  59 mins 30 secs

    AppleInsider editor William Gallagher joins Andrew to talk about William's burgeoning HomeKit smart home before they answer some user questions and announce our winner of the Eve Cam.

  • HomeKit Video Tips, HomePass App, and WWDC Follow-Up

    June 29th, 2020  |  30 mins 58 secs

    After some follow up with Aqaba light switches, Logitech Circle View tips, and a look at the HomePass app, our hosts discuss a hands-on with new iOS 14 and HomeKit Secure Video features.

  • WWDC 2020 HomeKit Special

    June 24th, 2020  |  38 mins 34 secs

    Vocolinc has new contact sensors available, eero HomeKit-enabled routers now available in Apple Stores, the Eve Cam is back in stock, and a new smart light strip from LifeSmart is now on Amazon! We answer listener questions including motion-enabled closet lights and the brightest options for smart bulbs, and then we dive into the excited announcements from the 2020 WWDC Keynote!

  • Lutron Aurora, Home+ 4 App, and Hue vs. Trådfri Smart Lights

    June 15th, 2020  |  45 mins 1 sec

    We learn how to pronounce Aqara, review the Lutron Aurora, Home+ 4 app, and compare the Philips Hue ecosystem to IKEA’s Trådfri smart lights.

  • Eve Cam Launches, Philips Hue Project and Arlo HomeKit Integration

    June 8th, 2020  |  31 mins 54 secs

    Eve Cam is out for preorder, Eufy delays their HomeKit camera, 1Home integrates the legacy KNX home accessories, Stephen reviews his first experience with Phillips Hue, and we have listener questions about Arlo HomeKit integration.

  • Level Lock Review, Hue HDMI Sync Box, and Adding HomeKit to the Logitech Harmony Hub

    June 1st, 2020  |  35 mins 23 secs

    Join us for the latest HomeKit news and latest releases, Stephen describes his recent project of connecting a Logitech Harmony Hub to HomeKit, and Andrew compares the new Level Lock to August.

  • Logitech View and Brilliant Review, Aqara Light Switch Project

    May 28th, 2020  |  39 mins 49 secs

    This week we review the Brilliant smart home panel, Logitech View HomeKit camera, and hear about Stephen's experience with Aqara light switches.