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Re: Homekit Support

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jettie1767
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Will the Arlo Pro 4 get Homekit support?  This will really be helpful if it did!

Model: VMC4050P/VMC4041P | Arlo Pro 4

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JessicaP
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We want to inform everyone that the firmware has been released for compatible base stations/SmartHubs allowing for this HomeKit integration! To learn more, read the announcement post here: Arlo Wired Video Doorbell and Arlo Pro 4 are now compatible with Apple HomeKit! 

 

And feel free to refer to release notes here: Release Notes

 

To receive the firmware update, you must wait until the automatic update window (tomorrow morning) or manually reboot your Base Station/SmartHub. To learn how to manually update, read more here: How do I update my Arlo firmware manually?

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JessicaP
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Hi jettie1767,

 

It is our goal to make as many cameras compatible with HomeKit but we don’t have an announcement to make regarding Pro 4 compatibility at this time. We'll be sure to update the community when we hear any new information.

MasterGuns
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I wish it was known before I purchased the camera. I would have waited. There is no lag time using Homekit vice the Arlo App.

JessicaP
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Arlo Moderator

We want to inform everyone that the firmware has been released for compatible base stations/SmartHubs allowing for this HomeKit integration! To learn more, read the announcement post here: Arlo Wired Video Doorbell and Arlo Pro 4 are now compatible with Apple HomeKit! 

 

And feel free to refer to release notes here: Release Notes

 

To receive the firmware update, you must wait until the automatic update window (tomorrow morning) or manually reboot your Base Station/SmartHub. To learn how to manually update, read more here: How do I update my Arlo firmware manually?

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jettie1767
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I’ve read the announcement.  For the Pro 4 to get HomeKit support, I need to buy a hub?  So, additional spending just to get HomeKit.  And what hub works with the Pro 4 and HomeKit?

Model: VMC4050P/VMC4041P | Arlo Pro 4
JessicaP
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Hey jetti1767,

 

Yes, you will need the Arlo Pro 4 camera connected to a Arlo Base Station/SmartHub in order to connect it with HomeKit.

 

The Arlo Pro 4 camera is compatible with the VMB4000, VMB4500, VMB4540, and VMB5000 Base Station/SmartHub.

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