Hive Now Adds HomeKit Support to their Smart Home Devices

Anyone own some HIVE smart home devices? Well, you’ll be glad to know that Hive has now added support for HomeKit.

Taken from Engadget … The UK-based smart home company Hive finally works with HomeKit9to5Mac reports. A handful of Hive devices — Hive Active HeatingHive Active Lights and Hive Active Plugs — can now be controlled via Apple’s Home app, and customers can use HomeKit to control the smart home gadgets across Siri-compatible devices.

There are a few caveats. You’ll need the newer Hive Hub, and if your Hive Active Heating is connected to a hot water supply, HomeKit won’t be able to control it. HomeKit support is not available for the Hive Wired Thermostat. It’s unclear, too, if Hive will make its home-monitoring camera compatible at any point.

Still, Hive is popular in the UK — it’s an offshoot of British Gas — and it’s users stand to benefit from this integration. If anything, it’s a bit late, as so many other smart home devices already play nicely with HomeKit.

Source: Engadget


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