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5 Great Smart Home Accessories That Work With HomeKit Using Homebridge

These excellent smart home accessories will technically work with HomeKit; you just need a little help from Homebridge!

It's taken some time, but the number of HomeKit-enabled accessories has grown to an extensive, diverse offering. That said, there are still many excellent smart home accessories that don't work with Apple HomeKit. But here's the thing: Some of those accessories can be made to work with Apple HomeKit — it just takes a bit of DIY magic and a handy little tool called Homebridge.

It all starts with Homebridge!

If you want to link up non-HomeKit-enabled smart products to your HomeKit-enabled setup, you're going to need to install Homebridge.

Homebridge is a NodeJS server that acts as a HomeKit-enabled bridge, connecting non-HomeKit-enabled products to HomeKit. Once you've set up a Homebridge server, you can download plugins for non-HomeKit-enabled devices in order to access them with the iOS Home app and control them using your voice with Siri.

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