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#552: HomeKit in 2020, with Mikah Sargent

September 6th, 2020 · 114 minutes

Since its introduction, HomeKit has steadily grown into a wide-reaching ecosystem for smart home devices. This week, Stephen and David talk with Mikah Sargent about HomeKit hardware and software, as well as ways to extend what Apple allows it to do in its default app.

Guest Starring: Mikah Sargent

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Relay FM for St. Jude
Mikah Sargent (@mikahsargent) / Twitter
Mikah Sargent - TWiT
Clockwise - Relay FM
TS3 Plus | Thunderbolt 3 Dock – CalDigit
Apple Thunderbolt Display - Wikipedia
iOS - Home - Apple
iOS - Home Accessories - Apple
HomeKit: The ultimate guide to Apple home automation | iMore
LG UltraFine 5K Display - Apple
‘Sonoma Aroma’ Filling North Bay Noses With Smell – CBS San Francisco
Gilroy, “the garlic capital of the world”
Ecamm Live
ATEM Mini | Blackmagic Design
Key Light | elgato.com
Cam Link 4K | elgato.com
Reincubate Camo
How HomeKit's software authentication works | iMore
Set up your HomePod, Apple TV, or iPad as a home hub - Apple Support
Philips Hue Lights
Wi-Fi enabled LED smart lights - LIFX.com
Caséta by Lutron
iDevices Switch | Connected Plug
iHome Smart Home Switches
Hue Play HDMI Sync Box
Sync Hue Lights With Your TV/PS4/Xbox - Mikah on YouTube
iDevices Outdoor Switch | HomeKit Enabled Plug for Outdoors
August Smart Locks
Premis Touch Screen Smart Door Lock with Apple HomeKit Technology | Kwikset
Yale Assure SL review, or: How I learned to stop worrying and embrace the Smart Lock – Six Colors
Best HomeKit Garage Door Openers in 2020 | iMore
SmartThermostat ecobee
Logitech Circle 2 Home Security Camera, Indoor/Outdoor HD Camera
eufy Security Cameras
Use HomeKit Secure Video - Apple Support
Differences Between eufyCam Models
HomeCam for HomeKit
HomeRun for HomeKit
Home+ for HomeKit Automation
Home+ Automation Details
Nanoleaf Canvas : Nanoleaf.me
How to connect incompatible accessories to HomeKit using Homebridge | iMore
Starling Home Hub
chihuahua.coffee — Mikah Sargent