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Ambient lighting with IKEA Tradfri and Apple HomeKit

The first issue with your proposed setup is that your Mac can't communicate with any HomeKit devices. It's unclear why this is the case, and you would have thought that one Apple platform should be ...
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HomeKit 16.2 architecture update killed MyQ home bridge

Either updating two of the Apple TVs to the 16.3 beta and waiting a few hours, or bouncing all of our (three) homepods and waiting a few hours seems to have fixed this. The garage door has been online ...
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Controlling one device using Alexa and Siri at the same time?

Yes, providing the device provides it's own control infrastructure. The model is (roughly): Device connects to a gateway Gateway exposes an API which supports a variety of 3rd party systems Control ...
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Controlling one device using Alexa and Siri at the same time?

Yes, it's perfectly possible. As and example, I have a set of IKEA Tradfri lights that are controlled by Alexa and Google Assistant at the same time. If I had an Apple device I could add Homekit ...
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Ceiling fans - Can I use a smart switch to control a dumb fan?

You probably need a relay rather than a 'smart light switch'. This is because the light switches frequently rely on leakage through the lamp to power the electronics in the switch. With a fan motor, ...
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Do Belkin Wemo switches integrate with Apple HomeKit?

I'm including the answer with a link to the official article, since I had a hard time finding it. Hopefully, it will help someone. The status has indeed changed. Belkin published this article on May ...
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Lyric T5 does not respond to commands via Apple Homekit

Okay, turns out he found the solution here: If your commands are not responding, it means there is a disconnect between the app and Apple HomeKit. To resolve this use the following steps: Go into ...
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Can't connect IKEA TRÅDFRI driver to TRÅDFRI app

Assuming the driver behaves like any other bulb the trick is to pair the dimmer with the Tradfri Gateway then use the dimmer to add the driver to the gateway. From the Gateway documentation ADDING ...
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Connect dumb lamp to Hue/Homekit without switch

There are products like the Sonoff range that when flashed with the Tasmota firmware can emulate a Hue Bridge which might work, but this issue implies native HomeKit support is unlikely. But once you ...
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Ikea TRÅDFRI gateway

Yes, the gateway definitely needs internet access for Alexa and Google Assistant service integration, not sure if the Homekit support requires it as well. Also to do the software updates to support ...
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HomeKit 16.2 architecture update killed MyQ home bridge

Apple Homekit has been upgraded to 17, You may update it and I would suggest Reconnect your devices and bridges. As we all know MyQ is not natively Homekit compatible, You will have to either use a ...
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Ikea Tradfri Gateway don't connect to a network

After contacting the internet provider, I found out, that there are two types of ports - internal and external ports. TV needs external port but Gateway needs internal one. After connecting to ...
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How would I make a wifi alarm clock?

The fundamental structure of the LiFX system, and roughly speaking, most of these IoT systems is as follows: Device <-> Cloud <-> User The device (the alarm clock) establishes and maintains a ...
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Connecting air conditioner to Apple's HomeKit

Start using home bridge. It is a simple way to connect unofficial accessories to HomeKit nearly flawlessly. See the guides on their main page: https://homebridge.io. You need a computer for the server....
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Can't connect IKEA TRÅDFRI driver to TRÅDFRI app

You can use the dimmer to added a driver to the app. Follow the steps in the app with the dimmer already added before doing this: Take the dimmer over to driver and hold the pairing button down for ...
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Can't connect IKEA TRÅDFRI driver to TRÅDFRI app

I performed a factory reset on the gateway. I noticed that one wireless dimmer seems to be defective (firmware update stalls and battery is depleted) so I tried joining the driver through the other ...
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