Ubiquiti Rolling Out HomeKit Support for AmpliFi Alien Router

Ubiquiti earlier this week announced that it is rolling out firmware version 3.7.0 for its AmpliFi Alien router, which delivers HomeKit support.

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‌HomeKit‌ support allows the router to be managed from the Home app across Apple's platforms to adjust security settings for various ‌HomeKit‌ accessories installed in the home. The functionality serves to firewall ‌HomeKit‌ devices by allowing them to communicate only with other approved devices, helping secure potentially sensitive accessories such as cameras from unauthorized access.

Only a few brands such as Linksys and Eero have supported ‌HomeKit‌ on select routers so far, so Ubiquiti is a notable addition.

Ubiquiti says the firmware update is a staged automatic rollout, but instructions for manually updating to the latest version are linked in the announcement. Users will also need the latest version of the AmpliFi WiFi app for iPhone.

(Thanks, Scott!)

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Top Rated Comments

TimmKook Avatar
25 months ago

This router is crap don't waste your time with it. Many far better options around. The specs are killer but the software is a total let down.

The Asus Zen ET8 or XT8 are much better. They allow for the simple setup and control plus advance options for power users. Also the performance of the network itself is far better.
The "router is crap" is a false statement. You might not like the customizability of it, but the range and speeds are fantastic. I'm a network architect and deal with many different routers and networking equipment daily; this is a great "set it and forget it" router. Price is high, but it works, and customers seem to love the ease of use.

Router is not crap. Router is good. But feature-wise, yeah it could use some extra features for power users aka the <1%
Score: 23 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Stones Avatar
25 months ago
Would be more interesting if the Unifi Protect product line would get HomeKit support.
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)
b-dogg Avatar
25 months ago

Ubiquiti doesn't take security seriously ('https://krebsonsecurity.com/2021/03/whistleblower-ubiquiti-breach-catastrophic/'), and the support is terrible...when you can get it at all.
This was not a breach by outside hackers, it was an employee with credentials/access who tried to stage a hack to extort Ubiquity, then when he was caught he tried to hide behind whistleblower legislation ('https://www.bitdefender.com/blog/hotforsecurity/man-charged-with-ubiquiti-data-breach-and-extortion-was-employee-assigned-to-investigate-hack/'). More to the story than the original headlines.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
vegetassj4 Avatar
25 months ago
Apple….iPhone…..Alien….home kit…alien….home

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Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Pezimak Avatar
25 months ago

Ubiquiti doesn't take security seriously ('https://krebsonsecurity.com/2021/03/whistleblower-ubiquiti-breach-catastrophic/'), and the support is terrible...when you can get it at all.
Actually that was fake, that ‘leak’ was a disgruntled employee who made it up to extort money. And the media ran with it.


Perosnally I think Ubiquiti firmware can be poor and buggy, but they are as secure as anyone else.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TimB21 Avatar
25 months ago

Would be more interesting if the Unifi Protect product line would get HomeKit support.
UniFi Protect would be interesting if UniFi had cameras in stock. :-)
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)