Eero 6 and Pro 6 Routers Gain HomeKit Support

Eero today released an iOS app update that includes new firmware for its Eero 6 and Pro 6 routers, introducing HomeKit support.

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‌HomeKit‌ support for the Eero 6 allows the routers to be managed through the Home app on iPhone, iPad, and Mac. In the Home app, there are options to define how routers are able to communicate within the home and via the internet.

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With ‌HomeKit‌ integration, Eero 6 owners can opt to firewall off ‌HomeKit‌ accessories to prevent them from communicating with other WiFi devices on a home network and untrusted internet services, preventing hacking attempts and offering better security for connected home devices.

Prior Eero routers have included HomeKit integration, so today's update simply adds the functionality to the Eero 6 and Pro 6, which are Eero's WiFi 6 router options.

The Eero 6 and Pro 6 can be purchased from the Eero website starting at $129.

(Thanks, Varun!)

Top Rated Comments

mashdots Avatar
13 months ago

Wish Apple would release these features on their own routers.
I wish apple still made routers.

Eero was really interesting to me until i found out amazon acquired them.
Score: 29 Votes (Like | Disagree)
goobot Avatar
13 months ago
Wish Apple would release these features on their own routers.
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
bigboy29 Avatar
13 months ago

My thoughts exactly. I wouldn’t touch Amazon technology due to their privacy record.

I love my Airport Express and have two of the time capsules. They work perfectly.
Except - eero is run by the eero team; I have been on Beta for eero for years (for last two generations) - this is for both hardware and software. Eero team retains full control of the data and there is no collection of your browsing on the service side. In fact, that was one of conditions of acquisition.

After all of the interactions that I had with eero team over the years as well as how transparent they are with community on eero Subreddit (both the CEO and main eero dev are active there) - I am very comfortable with staying with eero.

Also - yes, I have network traced and Pihole logged eero requests on the network because well - that is what I wanted to do. Eero 'calls home' only in the sense that it has a network hearbeat check and has to have a connection for network management (as network is managed via the app).

Now - I do not know how Google handles this in their WiFi setup, but I have no concerns with eero regarding this as of yet.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
macduke Avatar
13 months ago
Funny. I went out of my way to avoid this router when upgrading in the autumn because another Amazon company, Ring, still hasn’t made good on their HomeKit promises from many years ago.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Dark enV Avatar
13 months ago
I’m hoping this means the linksys Wifi 6 models will be getting homekit support soon as well. I just bought AX4200 model for my house and I debated on the Eero as well but Costco had a great deal to get the 2 pack AX4200 for $250 so I went with that instead.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
mashdots Avatar
13 months ago

There was a rumor recent that they are working on them again
don't play with my emotions
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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