August users hopes of HomeKit support has been dashed for the Doorbell Cam following a statement by the company.
The Reddit user claimed that their first-generation August Doorbell Camera appeared in the Home app with no third-party software or action on their part. The HomeKit support lacked features such as live view and two-way audio.
However hopes appear dashed of imminent HomeKit support. In a statement this weekend to 9to5Mac, August says that integration seen by the user is because of the popular third-party HomeKit platform called Homebridge.
None of August’s doorbell cameras, including the newly announced August View, are compatible with Apple HomeKit. Recently there was a post on Reddit from a user who was able to see their August Doorbell Cam in their HomeKit app. We believe that this is due to third-party software called Homebridge. This integration is not supported by August or Apple.
Doorbells have been a tricky category for HomeKit. Ring has also promised HomeKit support, but a timetable is equally unclear there. However with WWDC around the corner, we could see changes in this category.
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