Aqara has released an updated version of their app (v1.4.6) that fixes a few bugs, along with some new inclusions to the list of devices you can add to the app. Alongside the update, there’s also a firmware update available, although this update is currently only available via the Aqara app, not the Mi Home app.
first off, the Aqara app now lets you add the other Mi hubs to the app. This would bring it in line with the Mi Home app in many ways, although the list of devices that can be added in the Mi Home app (if you’re connected to the Mainland China server) still outstrips Aqara’s app by a long way. Still, they have now added not only the gas and smoke sensors/alarms but also the Aqara AC companion (or Controller), a new 2-channel wireless relay controller, and a dimmer. The AC Controller doesn’t as yet get the long-awaited HomeKit support, although we’re told that this may well come in the summer of 2019. This could either mean an update to the current controller, or it could be that there may be an updated model of the controller, for HomeKit use.
The other new addition to the app itself is the provision of a new US Server option, so now you have a Mainland China server, a United State server, an ‘other region’ option, which currently does not support account login.
As regards the Aqara hub, there is now a firmware update available that brings the firmware up to v.1.5.7. Aqara were beta testing v1.5.4, so it seems that this version has been usurped with the newer update, although we have no reason why that might be at this time. In the first instance, it would seem that the firmware update requires that you bind or pair your hub to the Aqara app, but if you still prefer to update your hub without moving over to the Aqara app, there is a procedure, although we are not keen to outline it here for the following reason;
It’s quite possible that whilst all Aqara/Mi devices will still appear in the Home app, they may appear as offline in the Mi Home app, so we think it wise not to mention this method at this time.