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At Home with HomeKit

I chat to Stephen Robles from the HomeKit Insider podcast to take a look at Apple's HomeKit ecosystem, including some of the limitations the platform has as well as the benefits.
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Show Notes

As many of our regular listeners will know, I’m a bit of a smart home addict and my platform of choice is Apple’s HomeKit. To dive a bit deeper into the platform I invited Stephen Robles from the HomeKit Insider podcast to come and chat about the good, the missing, and the frustrating parts of the HomeKit ecosystem in 2022.

What’s been your HomeKit experience so far, good or bad, we’d love to hear from you, so send a note over to [email protected], leave a comment on the post, or start a discussion in Goodpods.

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Chapter Times

  1. 00:00:05: Introductions
  2. 00:02:37: HomeKit Origins
  3. 00:03:43: Why We Choose HomeKit
  4. 00:07:19: HomeKit Limitations
  5. 00:15:49: Matter
  6. 00:18:31: Cameras, Doorbells and HomeKit Secure Video
  7. 00:20:56: Synology and Plex
  8. 00:22:51: Automation and Scenes
  9. 00:29:19: Keys and Smart Locks
  10. 00:32:26: Upcoming HomeKit Devices
  11. 00:41:08: Wrapping Up


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