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Hive's smart home devices finally work with HomeKit

The UK-based company added HomeKit support for its thermostats, lights and plugs.
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The UK-based smart home company Hive finally works with HomeKit, 9to5Mac reports. A handful of Hive devices -- Hive Active Heating, Hive 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.

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