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 Iotty devices work with Homekit?
Is Iotty Compatible With Apple Homekit?
Yes, you can make Iotty smart switches compatible with Homekit. However, since they are not natively compatible, you will need to use Homebridge to set it up and work properly.
What Is Iotty?
Iotty is a smart light switch that you can control through voice commands, Apple Homekit, and mobile devices like iOS and Android. It connects to your home Wi-Fi network using Bluetooth, so you don’t need to hard wire it to the wall.
You can control the switch using voice assistants like the Amazon Echo or Google Home. You can also control the Iotty switch using your iPhone or Android device.
How To Add An Iotty Device To Apple Homekit
If you are ready to set up Homekit with your Nest 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 Iotty 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 an Iotty device with Homekit is a quick process you can do in just a few minutes using the steps above. Once it is set up, you can use your iOS mobile device to control your connected device using Siri shortcuts and voice commands or the free Apple application for iOS called “Home.”