Episode Archive

26 episodes of HomeKit Insider since the first episode, which aired on May 28th, 2020.

  • HomePod mini review, Yale cabinet lock, and SwitchBot Giveaway

    November 23rd, 2020  |  41 mins 28 secs

    Our HomePod minis are in hand and we review everything, from setup and sound quality, to the U1 chip and HomeKit features. We discuss the Yale cabinet lock, IntelliDash+ brings CarPlay without installation, and we have a SwitchBot giveaway!

  • New Level Lock products, AirPlay comes to Roku, and Nanoleaf Essentials review

    November 16th, 2020  |  38 mins 31 secs

    Tons of HomeKit news this week with product releases from QingPing, Aqara, and Level Lock. Thread comes to Eve and Nanoleaf products, Andrew reviews the new Nanoleaf Essentials line, and we answer listener questions.

  • New Aqara Switch, What Is ‘Thread’, and User Questions

    November 9th, 2020  |  36 mins 3 secs

    This week saw Aqara release a new rotary dimmer switch and Stephen picked up the Meross power strip to test. Andrew spends some time explaining how HomeKit Adaptive Lighting works using the Eve Light Strip which automatically adjusts the color temperature throughout the day. We also touch on a half-dozen listening questions including a great idea from Neil there he was used a contact sensor to get notified when his mail arrives.

  • New Linksys Velop, Adaptive Lighting for Eve, and Vivint with Homebridge

    November 2nd, 2020  |  31 mins 10 secs

    Linksys released a more affordable Wi-Fi 6 router, Eve brings adaptive lighting to its light strip, a Homebridge update includes more Vivint security devices, and we answer listener questions.

  • Molekule Air Mini+, Abode Outdoor Camera, Brilliant Panels and Listener Questions

    October 26th, 2020  |  35 mins 31 secs

    Molekule updates its Air Mini+ to include HomeKit, Brilliant smart panels are now available on Amazon, Abode launches a new outdoor camera, we follow up on using Switchbot with Homebridge, and we answer listener questions.

  • HomePod mini, Intercom features, and New Nanoleaf Shapes

    October 19th, 2020  |  36 mins 25 secs

    Our hosts go through some of the announcements from Apple’s iPhone event, including MagSafe and what they pre-ordered. Then go in-depth on the HomePod mini, the new Intercom feature, Nanoleaf announcements and we answer listener questions.

  • New Arlo Cameras, Switchbot Hub Mini, Aqara Water Leak Sensor Alert and Listener Questions

    October 12th, 2020  |  38 mins 27 secs

    Arlo releases new wireless cameras, Vizio launches new HomeKit-enabled TVs, we test the Switchbot Hub Mini, Stephen has real-life water leak story, Andrew reviews the Hue Gradient Lightstrip and we answer listener questions.

  • Yale Smart Delivery Box, Switchbot, Hue Lightstrip and AI studio update

    October 5th, 2020  |  41 mins 53 secs

    Yale launches their HomeKit Smart Delivery Box, small changes come to iOS 14.2, Stephen describes his Switchbot experience, Andrew has the Hue gradient lightstrip, we get an update on the AppleInsider studio and we answer listener questions.

  • Linksys Brings HomeKit to Velop Routers and Interview with Matthew Keasler

    September 28th, 2020  |  42 mins 48 secs

    After some follow-up on Lutron blinds and HomeKit, we cover the meross HomeKit power strip, Senic outdoor Hue switch, Netatmo HomeKit doorbell camera, and we interview special guest Matthew Keasler, Senior Product Manager at Linksys!

  • Arlo Wireless Doorbell Cam, ‘Time Flies Event’, and Project Updates

    September 21st, 2020  |  31 mins 2 secs

    Our hosts discuss the announcements from Apple’s ‘Time Flies’ event, iOS 14 updates, Andrew’s studio updates, Stephen’s outdoor camera project, and we answer listener questions.

  • 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.