After a fairly long wait, the Flic LR Hub is now HomeKit compatible, which means that those little Flic buttons are now exposed HomeKit, with single, double and long push options. To get the update, you must first download the latest version of the company’s application (v.5.0.0), the firmware for your hub being v3.0.2.
To initiate HomeKit compatibility, you’ll simply need to sign in to your Flick account, open the options for one (or more) of the Flick buttons, and you’ll have the opportunity to add the buttons to the HomeKit. It is worth noting that this process must be done through the Flic application, but you can assign functions to the buttons in the Home application, once each button is added to the HomeKit. Once added, they will appear in the Home app as regular buttons.
The only downside to this new integration is that if you used these buttons to work with other vendors outside of the HomeKit ecosystem, once the buttons are added to the HomeKit, Flic integrations are no longer available. Hopefully this will change, but it may be somewhat disappointing for some users, although this may be beyond Flic control.
The company also uploaded a video tutorial to help its customers through the simple process.
the bonus news is that although only the Flic LR hub is compatible with HomeKit, unlike the first-generation Flic hub, both the Flic 2 buttons and the original Flic buttons are compatible with the HomeKit, as long as they go through the Flic Hub LR, of course.