IKEA launched the Control Outlet back in November 2018 without HomeKit integration. Now users of the Tradfri smart plug will now be able to update the gateway and Control Outlet to get HomeKit support.
IKEA promised HomeKit support initially before the release of the Control Outlet.
But shortly after launch, IKEA pulled support for HomeKit because of issues with the way it worked.
Along with Support for HomeKit, the latest updates to the firmware to the Tradfri gateway 1.8.25 and accessories include;
Adding IKEA Control Outlet to HomeKit
First, you need to update the Tradfri firmware to 1.8.25. You can do this in the Tradfri App under “Tradfri Version”.
Once you have done this, it will expose the Control Outlet in HomeKit via the Home App like the Tradfri lightbulbs.
Control Outlet HomeKit rollout
Following a Reddit post confirming the HomeKit update. The Tradfri team confirmed the rollout started in the USA this week and will continue with a global release next week.
Despite IKEA being Sweden-based. However, it would appear they have rolled out the firmware in the US first. It may be down to the fact of a smaller user base before a full global release.
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