FAQs About Homekit

What's Homekit?

HomeKit is a software framework by Apple that lets users configure, communicate with, and control smart-home appliances using Apple devices. By designing rooms, items, and actions in the HomeKit service, users can enable automatic actions in the house through a simple voice command to Siri or through the Home app.

What are the advantages of connecting to HomeKit?

  1. Support for the Android system

  2. Support for smart speakers of other brands, such as Amazon Echo, Google Home, and Tmall Genie

  3. Remote control without needing an iPad, an Apple TV, or a HomePod smart speaker

What are the differences between Home Assistant and HomeKit?

  • Home Assistant is a Python-based, open-source smart home system that supports smart home devices of multiple brands, helping you easily implement voice control and automation of devices. Home Assistant is an open-source platform mainly used for individual fanciers. It cannot be put into commercial use.

  • HomeKit is a smart home platform released by Apple in 2014. HomeKit can also connect to and run based on Home Assistant. Fanciers can use HomeKit and Tuya components to develop software code to control smart home devices by Siri.

Do Tuya products support HomeKit?

Some of Tuya products already support HomeKit.

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