So I have a CircleView camera set up to monitor the front of our house. I like … My wife, OTOH, isn’t a fan yet. He wants something with a small screen that can always be turned on in the kitchen so he can take a look at it when he wants to see what’s going on in the front of the house. She claims she doesn’t always have her phone with her and thinks it’s a PITA to pull the Home app to view the camera. He saw Google Nest Hub at Home Depot and this is the kind of device he wants now. (I hope the rumors about adding a screen to next-generation HomePods will come true). I really don’t want to bring those things home to Google if I don’t have to. Although I read good things about Starling Hub. Now I’m stuck trying to figure out the most practical way to make this type of installation work. We have a small TV in the kitchen that currently has an Amazon FireStick attached. I could replace FireStick with an AppleTV and have the camera using PIP with HomeApp on that TV. I could also buy an iPad or use an old iPhone with the Home app and mount it in the kitchen (or on a stand). The only problem with an iPhone or iPad is that I don’t need everyone in the house to have access to Messages / Mail / Etc. Would it be possible to create a fake iCloud account on the new device and invite that ‘dummy’ to be a user in the Home app? We could definitely use a new iPad around the house. The only iPad we currently have is a useless second-generation model that can no longer be updated. I’m open to suggestions …. Please help. BTW, why can’t I use CircleView with HomeKit and still connect it to the LogiCircle app? I could simply use an Alexa skill via the already present kitchen TV.
Dedicated video feed for CircleView camera – Suggestions, please
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