Arlo has added Apple HomeKit compatibility with its Essential XL security camera, allowing users to control it via Siri voice commands.
Essential XL customers can connect the camera to their HomeKit ecosystem using Arlo SmartHub or the base station, after which they can access their camera via the Apple Home application and control it via Siri; create automations with Arlo cameras and other HomeKit devices; and stream camera images to Apple TV. Cameras connected directly to a wi-fi router cannot be added to the HomeKit.
“With the Apple HomeKit and a compatible Arlo device, you can use voice commands to access and control multiple Arlo cameras in one place,” says Arlo.
Essential XL joins the cameras, including Arlo Ultra, Essential Video Doorbell (Wired), Pro 4, Pro 3, Pro 3 Floodlight, Pro 2 and Pro, which already have HomeKit compatibility. Arlo cameras are also compatible with both Amazon Alexa voice commands and Google Assistant.