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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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2024-06-1743:53

This week on HomeKit Insider, we walk through all the news announced at WWDC as it pertains to Apple Home. We're seeing support for more Matter accessories, app changes, and more. There was a couple news items, including a Find My device and a solar-powered accessory.Send us your HomeKit questions and recommendations with the hashtag homekitinsider. Tweet and follow our hosts at:@andrew_osu on Twitter@andrewohara941 on ThreadsEmail us hereSponsored by:Zocdoc: Go to zocdoc.com/hki and download the app to sign-up for FREE. Find doctors and specialists that take your insurance and even book appointments online!HomeKit Insider YouTube ChannelSubscribe to the HomeKit Insider YouTube Channel and watch our episodes every week! Click here to subscribe.Links from the showMeross solar sensorInsta 360 Go 3SThose interested in sponsoring the show can reach out to us at: andrew@appleinsider.com
This week on HomeKit Insider, we preview the new features coming to all your Apple devices out of WWDC 2024. We also cover some news for the week including the creation of a portable Apple TV and new Matter devices arriving in iOS 17.6.Send us your HomeKit questions and recommendations with the hashtag homekitinsider. Tweet and follow our hosts at:@andrew_osu on Twitter@andrewohara941 on ThreadsEmail us hereSponsored by:Shopify: Sign up for a one-dollar-per-month trial period at: shopify.com/homekitExpressVPN: Get an extra 3 months on your subscription by visiting ExpressVPN.com/hkiHomeKit Insider YouTube ChannelSubscribe to the HomeKit Insider YouTube Channel and watch our episodes every week! Click here to subscribe.Links from the showMatter 1.3 in iOS 17.6Reddit robotic discussionCreating portable Apple TVSigmund Judge on TwitterFlair VentsThose interested in sponsoring the show can reach out to us at: andrew@appleinsider.com
This week on HomeKit Insider, Nomad CEO & co-founder Noah Dentzel joins to chat about Apple Find My trackers & developing Qi2/MagSafe chargers. We also go through the news including new Matter accessories and a pair of worthwhile app updates!Send us your HomeKit questions and recommendations with the hashtag homekitinsider. Tweet and follow our hosts at:@andrew_osu on Twitter@andrewohara941 on ThreadsEmail us hereHomeKit Insider YouTube ChannelSubscribe to the HomeKit Insider YouTube Channel and watch our episodes every week! Click here to subscribe.Links from the showNomad Tracking CardGovee Triad Outdoor Spotlights with MatterAcrylic AirPlay streamerMatter Patio LockHome Widget appController for HomeKitThose interested in sponsoring the show can reach out to us at: andrew@appleinsider.com
This week on HomeKit Insider, Ecobee CEO Greg Fyke joins your host to break down the future of the smart home including Matter adoption, and new product categories, among other topics. We also go through the news including the launch of the Sonos Ace headphones, a new affordable Home Key smart lock, and lots more.  Send us your HomeKit questions and recommendations with the hashtag homekitinsider. Tweet and follow our hosts at:@andrew_osu on Twitter@andrewohara941 on ThreadsEmail us hereSponsored by:Shopify: Sign up for a one-dollar-per-month trial period at: shopify.com/homekitHomeKit Insider YouTube ChannelSubscribe to the HomeKit Insider YouTube Channel and watch our episodes every week! Click here to subscribe.Links from the showUgmonk M3 OrganizerAqara U50 Smart Lock20% discount code valid until May 31: USCAU50PEdifier D32 AirPlay speakerSonos Ace Headphones & Roam 2Hands on Sonos AceRoam 2 announcedApple TV Storage issueEcobee websiteThose interested in sponsoring the show can reach out to us at: andrew@appleinsider.com
This week on HomeKit Insider, I go hands-on with the new Pitaka Qi2 car charger with built-in NFC and talk about the Apple Pencil Pro's smart home features. Otherwise, I cover the news including new Matter products, AirTag 2 rumors, and more.Send us your HomeKit questions and recommendations with the hashtag homekitinsider. Tweet and follow our hosts at:@andrew_osu on Twitter@andrewohara941 on ThreadsEmail us hereSponsored by:Shopify: Sign up for a one-dollar-per-month trial period at: shopify.com/homekitHomeKit Insider YouTube ChannelSubscribe to the HomeKit Insider YouTube Channel and watch our episodes every week! Click here to subscribe.Links from the showAqara Hub M320% discount code valid until May 22: USHUBM3ADenon speakers add SiriZagg Snap+ Powerstation miniQuilt heat pumpOto sprinklerAirTag 2Pitaka MagEZ Car Mount Pro 2 Qi2Those interested in sponsoring the show can reach out to us at: andrew@appleinsider.com
This week on HomeKit Insider, we diver into all the changes in Matter 1.3, break down the end of Brilliant and go hands-on with the Ridge MagSafe wallet and its Find My options. This is on top of the new iPads, Apple Pencil Pro, and more news for the week.Send us your HomeKit questions and recommendations with the hashtag homekitinsider. Tweet and follow our hosts at:@andrew_osu on Twitter@andrewohara941 on ThreadsEmail us hereSponsored by:Zocdoc: Go to zocdoc.com/hki and download the app to sign-up for FREE. Find doctors and specialists that take your insurance and even book appointments online!Fast-Growing-Trees.com: Use code HOMEKIT at checkout for an additional 15 percent off at https://www.fast-growing-trees.com/HomeKit Insider YouTube ChannelSubscribe to the HomeKit Insider YouTube Channel and watch our episodes every week! Click here to subscribe.Links from the showConsumer Reports air quality sensorsAliexpress air quality monitorAliexpress temp & humidity sensorSonos app updateSonos app update reviewsHueMenu app for MacBrilliant goes underMatter 1.3 releasedRidge MagSafe walletsThose interested in sponsoring the show can reach out to us at: andrew@appleinsider.com
This week on HomeKit Insider, I go hands-on with the new Satechi Qi2 2-in-1 folding travel stand, walk through some new smart home devices, update you on the news for the week, and get deep on Matter 1.2 spec with the Roborock S8 MaxV Ultra.Send us your HomeKit questions and recommendations with the hashtag homekitinsider. Tweet and follow our hosts at:@andrew_osu on Twitter@andrewohara941 on ThreadsEmail us hereSponsored by:Shopify: Sign up for a one-dollar-per-month trial period at: shopify.com/homekitHomeKit Insider YouTube ChannelSubscribe to the HomeKit Insider YouTube Channel and watch our episodes every week! Click here to subscribe.Links from the showNanoleaf Matter light stripLG adds Atmos support for Apple MusicMerros Matter slim plugAliexpress air quality monitorAliexpress temp & humidity sensorRing pan and tilt cameraEcobee end-of-lifes first thermostatMagSafe thinner on iPhone 16?Satechi Qi2 standRoborock S8 MaxV UltraThose interested in sponsoring the show can reach out to us at: andrew@appleinsider.com
This week on HomeKit Insider, I go hands-on with the Moss Air humidifier and purifier, look at a pair of new Matter devices, talk through a couple of updates, and discuss Satechi's new Qi2 chargers. Plus, I tease an upcoming guest on the podcast! Stay tuned to find out who and how to submit your questions. Send us your HomeKit questions and recommendations with the hashtag homekitinsider. Tweet and follow our hosts at:@andrew_osu on Twitter@andrewohara941 on ThreadsEmail us hereSponsored by:Shopify: Sign up for a one-dollar-per-month trial period at: shopify.com/homekitFast-Growing-Trees.com: Use code HOMEKIT at checkout for an additional 15 percent off at https://www.fast-growing-trees.com/HomeKit Insider YouTube ChannelSubscribe to the HomeKit Insider YouTube Channel and watch our episodes every week! Click here to subscribe.Links from the showSonos app updateMeross presence sensorNanoleaf light strip videoSatechi Qi2 chargerMoss Air humidifier Those interested in sponsoring the show can reach out to us at: andrew@appleinsider.com
This week on HomeKit Insider, I go hands on with several new products including the Nanoleaf String Lights, Mophie's Qi2 3-in-1 charger, and Govee's two new Floor Lamps. There's also news around Home Assistant, Casetify, & two new air purifiers.Send us your HomeKit questions and recommendations with the hashtag homekitinsider. Tweet and follow our hosts at:@andrew_osu on Twitter@andrewohara941 on ThreadsEmail us hereSponsored by:Shopify: Sign up for a one-dollar-per-month trial period at: shopify.com/homekitExpressVPN: Get an extra 3 months on your subscription by visiting ExpressVPN.com/hkiHomeKit Insider YouTube ChannelSubscribe to the HomeKit Insider YouTube Channel and watch our episodes every week! Click here to subscribe.Links from the showNanoleaf string lightsSmartMi Air Purifier E1WeLov air purifier with MatterGovee Floor Lamp 2Govee Floor Lamp ProCasetify Qi2 car chargerMophie Qi2 charging standHow to use emulators on iPhone -- VideoThose interested in sponsoring the show can reach out to us at: andrew@appleinsider.com
This week on HomeKit Insider, we dive into the new Google My Devices network and how Apple's smart discovery program could improve, we talk about the new Aqara motion sensor, Fellow's new smart coffee machine -- Aiden, and look at more Qi2 devices.Send us your HomeKit questions and recommendations with the hashtag homekitinsider. Tweet and follow our hosts at:@andrew_osu on Twitter@andrewohara941 on ThreadsEmail us hereSponsored by:Zocdoc: Go to zocdoc.com/hki and download the app to sign-up for FREE. Find doctors and specialists that take your insurance and even book appointments online!HomeKit Insider YouTube ChannelSubscribe to the HomeKit Insider YouTube Channel and watch our episodes every week! Click here to subscribe.Links from the showVintage Apple devices YT videoAqara P2 motion sensorGoogle Find My Devices launch ESR Qi2 Car ChargerESR Qi2 3-in-1Mophie Qi2 3-in-1Fellow Aiden coffee machineAiden introductory videoThose interested in sponsoring the show can reach out to us at: andrew@appleinsider.com
This week on HomeKit Insider, we go into four new robot vacuum cleaners from eufy, iRobot, and Roborock. We also go hands-on with a new Qi2 car charger, and discuss LifX's new ultra-bright bulbs.Send us your HomeKit questions and recommendations with the hashtag homekitinsider. Tweet and follow our hosts at:@andrew_osu on Twitter@andrewohara941 on ThreadsEmail us hereSponsored by:Shopify: Sign up for a one-dollar-per-month trial period at: shopify.com/homekitExpressVPN: Get an extra 3 months on your subscription by visiting ExpressVPN.com/hkiHomeKit Insider YouTube ChannelSubscribe to the HomeKit Insider YouTube Channel and watch our episodes every week! Click here to subscribe.Links from the showNew LifX bulbsPhilips Hue appRoomba launches new modelseufy S1 Pro Kickstartereufy S1 Pro video hands-onRoborock S8 MaxV Ultra preorderMophie Qi2 Vent chargerMophie Qi2 charging standMophie Qi2 battery packThose interested in sponsoring the show can reach out to us at: andrew@appleinsider.com
This week on HomeKit Insider, your host highlights several new Qi2 devices, including the iPhone 12, go in-depth on the Ascender stair-climbing robotic vacuum cleaner with Matter, and review two TP-Link cameras.Send us your HomeKit questions and recommendations with the hashtag homekitinsider. Tweet and follow our hosts at:@andrew_osu on Twitter@andrewohara941 on ThreadsEmail us hereSponsored by:Factor: Get America’s #1 Ready-To-Eat Meal Kit and save 50% off your first box with promo code homekit50 when you visit: factormeals.com/homekit50 HomeKit Insider YouTube ChannelSubscribe to the HomeKit Insider YouTube Channel and watch our episodes every week! Click here to subscribe.Links from the showQi2 comes to iPhone 12Mophie Qi2 Vent chargerMophie Qi2 charging standMophie Qi2 battery packPeak Design walletBelkin Qi2 battery packAscender stair-climbing robotRobin Pro Line doorbellTP-Link Kasa reviewSubscribe and listen to our AppleInsider Daily podcast for the latest Apple news Monday through Friday. You can find it on Apple Podcasts, Overcast, or anywhere you listen to podcasts.Those interested in sponsoring the show can reach out to us at: andrew@appleinsider.com
This week on HomeKit Insider, your host highlights some new smart home releases, tests out the Twelve South Butterfly MagSafe charger, and talks about getting ready for spring and gardening season.Send us your HomeKit questions and recommendations with the hashtag homekitinsider. Tweet and follow our hosts at:@andrew_osu on Twitter@andrewohara941 on ThreadsEmail us hereSponsored by:Shopify: Sign up for a one-dollar-per-month trial period at: shopify.com/homekitHomeKit Insider YouTube ChannelSubscribe to the HomeKit Insider YouTube Channel and watch our episodes every week! Click here to subscribe.Links from the showSegway Navimow i SeriesBelkin Qi2 3-in-1 chargerApple Home Secure Routers editorialTP-Link cameras reviewNew smart home security certification Twelve South ButterflySubscribe and listen to our AppleInsider Daily podcast for the latest Apple news Monday through Friday. You can find it on Apple Podcasts, Overcast, or anywhere you listen to podcasts.Those interested in sponsoring the show can reach out to us at: andrew@appleinsider.com
 This week on HomeKit Insider, Chris LaPré joins from the Connectivity Standards Alliance to talk about the future of Matter and Apple Home. Send us your HomeKit questions and recommendations with the hashtag homekitinsider. Tweet and follow our hosts at:@andrew_osu on Twitter@andrewohara941 on ThreadsEmail us hereSponsored by:Fast-Growing-Trees.com: Use code HOMEKIT at checkout for an additional 15 percent off at https://www.fast-growing-trees.com/Zocdoc: Go to zocdoc.com/hki and download the app to sign-up for FREE. Find doctors and specialists that take your insurance and even book appointments online!HomeKit Insider YouTube ChannelSubscribe to the HomeKit Insider YouTube Channel and watch our episodes every week! Click here to subscribe.Links from the showGovee Neon Rope Light 2Sonos 8" In-ceiling speakersDyson 360 Vis NavCSA websiteSubscribe and listen to our AppleInsider Daily podcast for the latest Apple news Monday through Friday. You can find it on Apple Podcasts, Overcast, or anywhere you listen to podcasts.Those interested in sponsoring the show can reach out to us at: andrew@appleinsider.com
This week on HomeKit Insider, your hosts talk through Ikea's Dirigera hub update with Matter, Switchbot's new smart lock, and go hands-on with the new Mila air purifier. Send us your HomeKit questions and recommendations with the hashtag homekitinsider. Tweet and follow our hosts at:@andrew_osu on Twitter@andrewohara941 on ThreadsEmail us hereSponsored by:Nom Nom: Go Right Now for 50% off your no-risk two week trial at TryNom.com/HOMEKITShopify: Sign up for a one-dollar-per-month trial period at: shopify.com/homekitHomeKit Insider YouTube ChannelSubscribe to the HomeKit Insider YouTube Channel and watch our episodes every week! Click here to subscribe.Links from the showVision Pro one-month video reviewVision Pro one-month text reviewSign up to learn more and get $100 off Samsung's 2024 TVsiOS 17.4 new featuresFreepower in-counter chargingIndie App SaleSwitchBot Lock ProMila air purifierSubscribe and listen to our AppleInsider Daily podcast for the latest Apple news Monday through Friday. You can find it on Apple Podcasts, Overcast, or anywhere you listen to podcasts.Those interested in sponsoring the show can reach out to us at: andrew@appleinsider.com
This week on HomeKit Insider, your hosts talk about Aqara's two new products, another security issue in the smart home space, Eve's latest product, LIFX's return, and how AI could power the smart home of the future. Send us your HomeKit questions and recommendations with the hashtag homekitinsider. Tweet and follow our hosts at:@andrew_osu on Twitter@andrewohara941 on ThreadsEmail us hereSponsored by:Factor: Get America’s #1 Ready-To-Eat Meal Kit and save 50% off your first box with promo code homekit50 when you visit: factormeals.com/homekit50 Shopify: Sign up for a one-dollar-per-month trial period at: shopify.com/homekitHomeKit Insider YouTube ChannelSubscribe to the HomeKit Insider YouTube Channel and watch our episodes every week! Click here to subscribe.Links from the showDoorbell security incident  Aqara 200Aqara T1MEve outdoor outletLIFXSubscribe and listen to our AppleInsider Daily podcast for the latest Apple news Monday through Friday. You can find it on Apple Podcasts, Overcast, or anywhere you listen to podcasts.Those interested in sponsoring the show can reach out to us at: andrew@appleinsider.com
This week on HomeKit Insider, Jennifer Pattison Tuohy from The Verge stops by to talk all things smart home. We start off the week's news before getting into two hands on. First with the new Amazon Echo Hub that acts as a full smart home display. Then we check out Belkin's new Auto-Tracking Stand Pro with DockKit.Send us your HomeKit questions and recommendations with the hashtag homekitinsider. Tweet and follow our hosts at:@andrew_osu on Twitter@andrewohara941 on ThreadsEmail us hereSponsored by:Fast-Growing-Trees.com: Use code HOMEKIT at checkout for an additional 15 percent off at https://www.fast-growing-trees.com/Shopify: Sign up for a one-dollar-per-month trial period at: shopify.com/homekitHomeKit Insider YouTube ChannelSubscribe to the HomeKit Insider YouTube Channel and watch our episodes every week! Click here to subscribe.Links from the showHomeBatteries appHomeUI appWyze data breachQuest 3 as an AirPlay receiverAmazon Echo HubBelkin Auto-Tracking Stand Pro video review Belkin Auto-Tracking Stand ProJennifer Tuohy on TwitterJennifer Tuohy on The VergeSubscribe and listen to our AppleInsider Daily podcast for the latest Apple news Monday through Friday. You can find it on Apple Podcasts, Overcast, or anywhere you listen to podcasts.Those interested in sponsoring the show can reach out to us at: andrew@appleinsider.com
This week on HomeKit Insider we once again dive into the world of smart home displays with the latest rumors that may point to an earlier launch. We also talk about a new Find My-enabled tracker, LG's hotel TV plans, and go hands on with the Journey Loc8 MagSafe wallet and passport holder.Send us your HomeKit questions and recommendations with the hashtag homekitinsider. Tweet and follow our hosts at:@andrew_osu on Twitter@andrewohara941 on ThreadsEmail us hereSponsored by:Shopify: Sign up for a one-dollar-per-month trial period at: shopify.com/homekitExpressVPN: Get an extra 3 months on your subscription by visiting ExpressVPN.com/hkiHomeKit Insider YouTube ChannelSubscribe to the HomeKit Insider YouTube Channel and watch our episodes every week! Click here to subscribe.Links from the showSmart home display rumorsLG hotel TV plansHolomarq trackersJourney Loc8 walletSubscribe and listen to our AppleInsider Daily podcast for the latest Apple news Monday through Friday. You can find it on Apple Podcasts, Overcast, or anywhere you listen to podcasts.Those interested in sponsoring the show can reach out to us at: andrew@appleinsider.com
On this episode of HomeKit Insider, we talk about the now-shipping Eve Energy, a new Apple Home app for Vision Pro, and answer a listener's question about smart blinds. Finally, we go hands-on with the smart Moen MotionSense faucet.Send us your HomeKit questions and recommendations with the hashtag homekitinsider. Tweet and follow our hosts at:@andrew_osu on Twitter@andrewohara941 on ThreadsEmail us hereSponsored by:Zocdoc: Go to zocdoc.com/hki and download the app to sign-up for FREE. Find doctors and specialists that take your insurance and even book appointments online!HomeKit Insider YouTube ChannelSubscribe to the HomeKit Insider YouTube Channel and watch our episodes every week! Click here to subscribe.Links from the showEve EnergyMaisomage for Vision ProVision Pro vs Quest 3 comparison videoSwitchBot blindsMoen MotionSense faucetSubscribe and listen to our AppleInsider Daily podcast for the latest Apple news Monday through Friday. You can find it on Apple Podcasts, Overcast, or anywhere you listen to podcasts.Those interested in sponsoring the show can reach out to us at: andrew@appleinsider.com
This week, your hosts go over the latest rumors on homeOS that was -- again -- leaked in Apple's code. We also discuss Level getting its Matter certification, Amazon bailing on Roomba, the new SwitchBot Hub Mini, and much more.Send us your HomeKit questions and recommendations with the hashtag homekitinsider. Tweet and follow our hosts at:@andrew_osu on Twitter@andrewohara941 on ThreadsEmail us hereSponsored by:Factor: Get America’s #1 Ready-To-Eat Meal Kit and save 50% off your first box with promo code homekit50when you visit: factormeals.com/homekit50 HomeKit Insider YouTube ChannelSubscribe to the HomeKit Insider YouTube Channel and watch our episodes every week! Click here to subscribe.Links from the showAmazon bails on Roomba buyoutLevel Lock Matter certificationhomeOS leaked in iOS 17.4SwitchBot Hub MiniHomeKit routersWallflower 2 announcementWallflower on the App StoreSubscribe and listen to our AppleInsider Daily podcast for the latest Apple news Monday through Friday. You can find it on Apple Podcasts, Overcast, or anywhere you listen to podcasts.Those interested in sponsoring the show can reach out to us at: andrew@appleinsider.com
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