It seems there’s currently a lot of momentum at the Mijia HQ, first with the ability to add the HomeKit-enabled Aqara Hub, then today (12th Dec) seeing the release of the brand new Mi Bedside Lamp 2, and to cap it all off, the Mi Home app has now been updated to include Siri Shortcuts, albeit in a sort of ‘beta’ form.
With the new app update, in the settings section, there’s a section called ‘Lab Features’, which now includes ‘iOS Shortcut’. Once enabled, you are able to add any Mi Home Scene to Siri Shortcuts.
Having only had a cursory play with this new feature, it would seem (which would be obvious I guess) that it’s going to be mainly down to turning things on and off, and in the case above, I’m able to turn on/off the night light on the 2nd gen Mijia Hub, which of course is not HomeKit compatible. With more experimentation, i’m sure we’ll be seeing far more applications, but right now seems to be another sign that Mijia are keen to go all in on HomeKit, albeit by a variety of routes.
Thanks to @adamrzanek for the tip-off.