After years of waiting, Hive Home now officially supports HomeKit. The British Gas brand has been a player in the smart home market for sometime, but users have been eager for support for Apples smart platform.
The update being rolled out today to Hive users provides brings HomeKit support to the following devices
Unfortunately, you can’t control your hot water with Apple HomeKit, even if your Hive Active Heating can do this. It also looks like the Radiator thermostats that released last year are not getting HomeKit support at this time. You will also need the most recent Hive Hub or Hub 360 (shown below) to connect your devices to HomeKit.
With the HomeKit update to Hive Home, users can manage all your different smart devices, like Hive Active Heating from your iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch or Mac. You can also use Siri voice commands to control heating, light and plug’s.
When you’re out and about, or you’re not logged into your home Wi-Fi network. You will need an Apple HomeKit hub to control HomeKit remotely. You can find out more about it here.
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A couple of things…. you have another article that suggests that HomeKit support is not coming to Hive, and you will have to use Siri Shortcuts … it might be an idea to add a note to that article to point to this article ?
The real reason for the visit is that I have HomeKit and Hive and they seem to ‘fight’ with each other …. it seems that I have to program Hive to turn the heating ‘on’ before I can get HomeKit to be able to contour the heating. Am I right, or am I doing something wrong? I guess the questions is …. who is in charge, Hive or HomeKit?