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Apple does not offer an app for HomeKit for end users — Siri serves as Apple’s interface for your HomeKit-enabled home. But developers of HomeKit-enabled devices, such as Elgato, offer apps like Eve for the setup and management of your devices.

Using the Eve app, you have access to all Apple-supported HomeKit data such as temperature, humidity, and on/off status, as well as additional information not available via Siri — air pressure, recent energy use, historical data, and more.

We’ll show you some examples that work with Siri like a charm. For a better experience, we recommend the use of Siri names, at least for Eve Energy, Eve Door & Window, and Eve Thermo.

Using Siri with HomeKit requires an Internet connection, whether you are using it at home or remotely. Siri’s functionality with HomeKit is completely under Apple control and out of the hands of developers. Using Siri with HomeKit is fun and works well with the English/US version of Siri. Find some essential Siri commands for our Eve products below. We’ll update the list once Apple offers additional functionality with Siri.

Ask Siri for the temperature in a room
Ask for the temperature a thermostat is set to, using its Siri name
Turn off a fan attached to an Eve Energy
Check temperature and humidity with Eve Weather

Eve Thermo
Set the temperature in the ROOM NAME to 70 degrees.
What’s the the temperature in the ROOM NAME set to?
Set the temperature of the SIRI NAME to 70 degrees.
What’s the temperature of my SIRI NAME set to?

Eve Energy
Is the lamp in my ROOM NAME turned on?
Turn on the lamp in my ROOM NAME
Is the lamp in my ZONES NAME turned on?
Turn on the SIRI NAME
Is the SIRI NAME turned on?

Eve Room
How warm is it in my ROOM NAME?
What’s the humidity in my ROOM NAME?

Eve Weather
How warm is it in my ROOM NAME?
What’s the humidity in my ROOM NAME?

Eve Door
Is my ROOM NAME open?
Is my SIRI NAME open?

If you are using Hue lamps with your Eve app, you have even more options with Siri. Besides switching the lamps on and off, you can set color brightness. With Hue lamps, we recommend using Siri names as well.

Philips Hue
Dim SIRI NAME to 50 percent.
Set my SIRI NAME to red.
Dim my lamps in ROOM NAME to 40 percent.
Turn off/on all my lights.

Check temperature and humidity with Eve Room
Check the status of Eve Door & Window
Dim a Philips Hue light to 50%
Set the color of a Philips Hue light
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