In order to remotely access and automate your CommandKit accessories, you will need the following:
- Set up your HomeKit accessories in the Home app on your iOS device.
- To control your accessories remotely, you need one of the following devices:
- Apple TV (3rd generation)*
- Apple TV (4th generation) with tvOS 9.0 or later
- To set up automations and user permissions, you need one of the following devices:
*Apple TV (3rd generation) doesn't support remote access to HomeKit-enabled cameras.
Set up your home hub
You can set up your iPad or Apple TV (4th generation) as a home hub to automate and remotely control your HomeKit accessories from your iOS device. The device you set up as a home hub must remain in your home, connected to your home Wi-Fi network, and powered on.
Set up iPad as a home hub
- Go to Settings > iCloud.
- Sign in with your Apple ID.
- Check that iCloud Keychainand Home are both turned on.
- Go to Settings > Home and turn on Use this iPad as a Home Hub.
Set up Apple TV as a home hub
- On your iOS device or Mac, set up two-factor authentication for your Apple ID. Then go to iCloud and make sure that you have iCloud Keychainturned on.
- On your Apple TV, go to Settings > Accounts and make sure that you're signed in to iCloud with the same Apple ID as your iOS device.
- After you sign in to iCloud, your Apple TV automatically sets itself up as a home hub. To check the status of your home hub, go to Settings > Accounts > iCloud and look under HomeKit to see if your home hub is connected. Learn what to do ifyou don’t see HomeKit.
Turn on two-factor authentication for your Apple ID
You can follow the steps below to turn on two-factor authentication.
On your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with iOS 9 or later:
- Go to Settings > iCloud > tap your Apple ID.
- Tap Password & Security.
- Tap Turn on Two-Factor Authentication.