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HomePod as Home Hub .. again

HomePod as Home Hub .. again

Hello Homekit experts, I’m looking for some tips. In my house, I have 6 Apple TVs and about 6 mini Homepods. I also have about 200 Homekit devices, mainly light switches. Except for a few errors here and there, everything is stable except for one number. As the topic suggests, when my Homepods become the home hub, “accessory-controlled” automations don’t always run. For example, turning on the light above the kitchen also turns on the light under the cupboard. If Apple TVs are the hub of the home, I have no problem. If HomePod or HomePod mini becomes that home hub, automation doesn’t always run. I noticed this with some time-based automation as well. Apple TVs are all connected to Ethernet (cable). I use Ubquiti wireless and make sure the Homepods are on their own SSID and IP network, which is only 5 Ghz. Wireless seems pretty stable and we’ve disabled advanced features like Wireless AI and Airtime Fairness. I didn’t notice any other wireless issues, including Homekit devices connected to 2.4Ghz. Of course, I would like there to be a feature to disable the HomePod becoming the active / connected hub from home. I have requested this several times on the Apple website. However, I tried to put the Homepods in their own house, according to previous notes on this chart. However, even if the Homepods are in the IP network (not isolated), they appear in both Houses. Did I take the wrong step? Any other thoughts to solve this. We’ve seen some folders put their HomePods on a homekit-controlled switch, which often restarts them to avoid becoming the active hub at home. Is there a better solution? I really need music / streaming for HomePods.