Simon T Bramley

Editor - Musician, graphic designer and HomeKit aficionado, living in Taipei, Taiwan.

4 thoughts on “Aqara G2 Smart Hub Camera

  • 25th April 2019 at 1:48 pm

    Hi, great review.
    I was going to buy the G2 on Aliexpress and then I saw this review. When I asked the seller he said it will appear in the homekit app which based on what is shared in this article proves their claim wrong.
    I would appreciate if you could help me out. If I buy the G2 cam and pair it to my Aqara hub (homekit version), will the live streaming appear in the homekit app like the D-link Omna?
    Thank you.

    • 25th April 2019 at 3:05 pm

      Hi Michel
      Thanks, glad you liked the review. The AliExpress seller, as you can now see, was not telling you the truth, or he’s going on. What he was told. Either way, it’s not correct.

      As far as pairing goes, this uses WiFi to connect to the network, even though it has a Zigbee hub, so it can’t, and doesn’t need to connect to the Aqara hub, so the answer is no to your second question. I’ve been unofficially told HomeKit support is coming, but as with everything these days, I will believe it when I see it. Regardless of all of this, and the reason why I reviewed it, is because it can work with Siri Shortcuts and also work with other Aqara and Mi Devices that are HomeKit compatible, so it’s half way there in some respects.


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