If you have a home automation system such as Smartthings and want to be able to use Siri to control your home devices (open doors, turn on lights, etc). You need to install an open source software called “Homebridge”.
If you own a Mac these are the instructions (using terminal):
These are the ones that I tried and it’s respective npm commands:
npm i homebridge-lifx
npm i homebridge-wakeonlan
npm i homebridge-platform-wemo
npm i homebridge-thermostat
npm i homebridge-samsungtv
npm i homebridge-people
7- Add HomeKit to iOS
HomeKit is actually not an app; it’s a “database” similar to HealthKit and PassKit. You can try iDevice, Eve or Devices to be able to discover “homebridge” on your network.
When you attempt to add Homebridge, it will ask for a “PIN code”. The default code is 031-45-154
8- Remote Access (outside the home network):
If you own a third-generation Apple TV or newer, HomeKit accessories can be controlled with an iOS device away from home, even when Wi-Fi or Bluetooth are not available and you’re using a phone’s cellular connection.
Disable 2-factor authentication
On Apple TV, sign out of iCloud and iTunes Store
Sign back on on both iCloud and iTunes Store
Verify that you can access Homekit from outside the home network (turn off wifi on your iphone)
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