CES 2022: TP-Link to Launch HomeKit Accessories in U.S. Under 'Tapo' Brand

TP-Link today at CES 2022 announced that it will be expanding its Tapo line of smart home accessories from Europe to the United States, and some of the accessories will also be gaining support for Apple's smart home platform HomeKit, allowing the accessories to be controlled with Siri or the Home app on Apple devices.

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Some of the HomeKit-enabled accessories will include the Tapo P125 Mini Smart Plug, Tapo S500D Dimmer Switch, and Tapo P306 Wall Power Strip, according to TP-Link. The Verge reported that the Tapo L535E Color Lightbulb and Tapo L930 Light Strip will also be compatible with HomeKit. Pricing has yet to be announced.

The new Tapo accessories are slated for release throughout 2022. The Verge reported that the P125 Mini Smart Plug will be released in the first quarter, followed by the Wall Power Strip, Dimmer Switch, and Light Strip in the second quarter and the Color Lightbulb in the third quarter. None of the accessories require a hub.

TP-Link will continue to sell its Kasa line of smart home accessories alongside the Tapo line in the United States, but a spokesperson for the company informed MacRumors that HomeKit support for the Kasa line is not currently planned.

Top Rated Comments

kirbyrun Avatar
25 weeks ago

Curious if there's anything they can do to make the existing Kasa stuff compatible via an update, or if it's a hardware restriction that would stop the Kasa devices from working with Home app. I have a BUNCH of Kasa devices in my house that I'd love to try it with, but there's no way I'll be swapping out a bunch of switches to do it.
If you’re up to some Terminal tinkering, Homebridge works pretty well with a lot of TP-Link/Kasa stuff.
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w5jck Avatar
25 weeks ago
I like my TP-Link Kasa lights and smart-plugs. I use them with the Kasa app on iOS devices and Amazon Echos. I will stick with Amazon though when it comes to smart-home stuff as Apple has dragged its feet too long. Amazon has a lot more smart-home devices available to it.
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segfaultdotorg Avatar
25 weeks ago
At least they are branding it better than “Toilet Paper Link.”
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mrfixer Avatar
25 weeks ago

The sad thing about all of these "smart" lightbulbs is that they are made with plastics, unlike traditional bulbs that are glass, metal and ceramic. Are these smart bulbs recyclable, or just tossed in the household garbage?

The good thing (at least, I hope) is that these last a LOT longer than traditional bulbs, therefore not being tossed out as often. That should reduce landfill waste.
Traditional bulbs (incandescents) were thrown in the household garbage also so I’m not seeing how these are any more “sad”.
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BlueCreek Avatar
25 weeks ago

Curious if there's anything they can do to make the existing Kasa stuff compatible via an update, or if it's a hardware restriction that would stop the Kasa devices from working with Home app. I have a BUNCH of Kasa devices in my house that I'd love to try it with, but there's no way I'll be swapping out a bunch of switches to do it.
Not sure if this is what you are after, but I use the Watt app to enable my Kasa/Tapo devices, although they don’t work in the Home app, I can create shortcuts and active them with Siri this way.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
svish Avatar
25 weeks ago
HomeKit support is very welcome. TP-Link makes good products.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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