One of the most exciting tech developments was the introduction of Apple Homekit. Homekit allows users to control their home through voice activation and mobile devices.
But do Govee products work with Homekit?
Are Govee Products Compatible With Apple Homekit?
Yes, you can make Govee smart home products compatible with Homekit. However, since they are not natively compatible, you will need to use Homebridge to set it up and work properly.
Of course, you can still use the Govee app too.
What Is Govee?
Govee is an emerging line of smart home lighting products that use LED technology. They are safe and offer great functionality, like motion sensors, RGB colors, and dimming options. They come in various styles and shapes to complement any household’s decor.
Govee has products perfect for the bedroom, living room, kitchen, bathroom, and outdoors.
Govee Devices You Can Control With Homekit
When you set up any of your Govee devices with Homekit using Homebridge, the following products will work:
Govee RGBIC LED Floor Lamp: The Govee floor lamp is a one-of-a-kind creation that will look great anywhere you place it. Its design is unlike anything you’ve seen and can complement different decor styles or rooms. You can choose between white or colored RGB LED lights that can change colors by waving your hand in front of it.
Govee Glide Wall Lights: These beautiful wall lights have a lot of functionality and can be the perfect addition to any room. They are great for hallways, bathrooms, bedrooms, living rooms, and anywhere you want precise lighting. They can adjust brightness and color via your hand motions and voice commands.
Govee Smart Bulbs: These smart LED light bulbs look just like regular ones but can be controlled by your mobile device. You can control the brightness and color temperature with a tap on your phone.
Govee LED Strip Lights: These Govee LED lights can be perfect for your household appliances, closets, wardrobe, under cabinets, and anywhere you want precise lighting with a light strip. You can control brightness and color by tapping your phone’s screen.
These are just a sample of Govee lighting products that will work with Homekit through a Homebridge Govee setup.
How To Add Govee To Apple Homekit
If you are ready to set up Homekit with your Govee device using Homebridge, follow the instructions below:
- Download Homebridge.
You can find it for free at homebridge.io.
- Install and open the Homebridge software program.
- Look at the menu section of the dashboard and click the “Plugins” option.
- Search for the Govee plugin.
- Click the install link to install the plugin.
- Configure the plugin.
This screen will automatically be displayed after it is installed. You will be asked to give it a unique name and other settings.
- Restart Homebridge.
You can easily do this by clicking the restart button on the top right of the dashboard screen.
After restarting, the settings you configured will take effect automatically. You can now control your connected device with Siri or a mobile Apple device.
Setting up Govee smart lights with Homekit is a quick process you can do using the steps above in just a few minutes. Once it is set up, you can use your iOS mobile device to control your connected device using Siri voice commands or the free Apple application for iOS called “Home” through your wifi connection.