I know this applies to the Arlo Pro 2 as well but it would be great if there was further details on exactly what the HomeKit update will provide, typical execution (must be powered? Will work off battery?) etc.
Considering how long and how many requests for HomeKit have been posted on these forums I’m sure I’m not the only one after more details.
And, I’m crossing fingers here, I hope it’s a complete re-write of the code base for the 4K video so we don’t carry the bad bits forward (i.e. pixelated video problems)
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I sympathize with you. I think I misunderstood your comment to be directed at me arguing. I think the bashing should stop and name calling (i.e. Mr Entitlement) doesn't help much. Not wanting a keyboard warrior situ either. Just wanted to support the complaint of no HomeKit. This is what happens when people argue online - things get too screwed up.
That said, I have had some troubling quality problems with mine and I'm a newer user.
You definitely have a point there. They did notify of the HK situation being ready. If there was going to be a delay - even after the announcement - they should have communicated it to those who are in fact, waiting on their word. I don't know what crawled up that one fella's shorts but lets not feed that tree. Bad seed.
Maybe to you but not to me...
I apologize at the underhanded labeling you as "Mr Entitlement" - I admit that was rhetorical only and only leads to inflammation of our discussion. it was uncalled for. I am sorry for that, truly.
I suppose my overall sentiments come to a head when I see people complain about things which they cannot change. While we may be frustrated, threatening class action lawsuits and bashing the company do NOTHING to solve the issue. There has not been 1 company in the last 30 years that I have dealt with that hasn't disappointed me: Failed releases, ghost products, faulty hardware, late releases, companies going bankrupt....seen it all. This is nothing different.
But I can empathize with you. It sounds like you've had issues that I haven't, and it is arrogant of me to minimize your experience with the product - I'm sorry.
No worries here, friend. I get all of it. No need to apologize, your perspective is appreciated, it also matters. Still very kind of you to say all of that. Let's hope Arlo gets some HK love soon.
So at WWDC 2019, Apple announced HomeKit Secure Video which features local image recognition/processing, encrypted video upload, and 10-days of free storage on iCloud. A solution which guarantees complete privacy.
Arlo competitors announced their support at the event, whilst Netgear/Arlo were conspicuous in their absence. I think Arlo customers know exactly what they need to do if they want genuinely useful HomeKit support.
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Many of us have the same question and have been asking Arlo for an update since the end of Q1. We’ve gotten not gotten any tesponse from anyone which is raising more and questions about this Company.
Hi is the arlo 2 compatible with homekit via software update i've seen in the CES 2019
can you please let me know?
You have to be kidding me, I just purchased the Arlo Ultra cams in the promise of HomeKit support (replacing my Ring cameras). Am I being told this support is ambiguously up in the air with no release date?
If arlo does eventually get this support, say with ios 13, woukd you all recommend it? If not, what is a good alternative solution?
Customer service is horrible to deal with, stupid questions that don’t make sense sometimes, and I have had a few tunes that my customer service emails are just plainly ignored.
Also, when the system isn’t working as intended, like the doorbell currently, geofence issues (still going on as well), and the base unit cutting out the internet by itself, then it takes the arlo team WAY too long to fix issues.
Buy at own risk, it’s not the most reliable, but it does work well when it’s working...
Just wanted to see how I can add my Arlo Pro 2 camera's to my Apple Home app?
If/when this has or will be an integrated feature to the Arlo system. I saw that a formal announcement was made by Arlo on Jan 7th, 2019 that the integration would take place at the end of the quarter....we are now heading into Q3 of 2019? Updates would be appreciated. I bought this system primarily for this reason because I have iPhone and calling out "Hey Siri" commands is easier than having to unlock, open Google Home app, and then do what I need to do.
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