Apple announced at WWDC 2019 a series of changes to improve the HomeKit . HomeKit News
On the other hand, HomeKit for routers.
That a router is compatible with HomeKit is especially useful if we have our home domotized with the Apple platform, and is that allows disconnect the accessories of the firewall to prevent access to the entire network environment, preventing unsecured connections. Signs of this compatibility have already been seen on Amazon’s Eero routers, and the Linksys will soon receive it.
Linksys Velop routers are a Wi-Fi mesh network system. This configuration consists of a base router and its satellites , which communicate with each other and must be strategically placed to provide coverage throughout the house, in addition to the upload and download speed is close to the contracted.
Linksys has just announced that the update that will provide HomeKit support to some of the routers in its Velop line will start arriving “in the next few days” . Once it is available, we will have to update them through the app (if we don’t have the automatic updates enabled). Then, the application will invite us to link the router with the Apple House application. All nodes must be tribanded for the integration to work.
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The AC6600 three-node pack is available from Amazon for 313.19 euros. The compatible Linksys Velop router models are as follows:
Linksys WHW0303 Velop Tri-band Wi-Fi mesh system for the entire house (Wi-Fi router AC6600Wi-Fi extender for greater coverage, parental controls, 3-pack, up to 525 square meters, white)
Today on Amazon for 355,48