Aqara M1S Added to EU Server

With the recent news that the ever-elusive Aqara M2 hub has been added to both the European version of the company’s website, as well as the European server in their app, you’d think that would be all in the run-up to Christmas. Think again, as the Aqara M1S has now also been added to the EU servers.

This brings the total of listed Aqara hubs available to European users to four; The Aqara hub, the Aqara M2, the aforementioned Aqara M1S, and the Aqara G2H, which a camera with built-in Zigbee 3.0 hub. Speaking of Zigbee 3.0, all of the above, with the exception of the original hub, use the latest version of Zigbee.

If the M1S is news to you, it’s an update to the current hub, which features the same form factor as the original, including the integrated plug, but with official Zigbee 3.0 compatibility, an improved LED ring, as well as all four alarm modes being exposed to HomeKit, along with syncing of these modes between the Apple Home and Aqara Home apps.

Whilst the M2 has surfaced on a couple of websites in Europe for orders, we’ve yet to see the M1S make an appearance in online stores other than being listed as ‘coming soon’, so there’s no word on price or availability at this time. In the meantime, if you want an overview of the different hubs, you can check out our short video below, or for a more detailed look, you can read our accompanying article on the same subject HERE.

Thanks to Sebastian G for the tipoff

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6 thoughts on “Aqara M1S Added to EU Server

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  • 27th January 2021 at 6:57 pm
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    Hi HomeKitNews,

    The M1S hub still does not show up on EU servers.

    Cheers,
    Sebastian

    • 27th January 2021 at 7:06 pm
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      Thanks. Is this for the Mi Home or Aqara app?

  • 29th January 2021 at 4:55 pm
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    Thank you for the nice review. However it did not find a solution for me and maybe you would be kind to help me regarding my issue.

    Can you please tell me if M1S hub (for EU server) can be added to Xiaomi Mi Home app? In the app I have listed Aqara Hub, but it does not say what version it is, if the is Aqara first hub version or M1S?
    Also, can I add Aqara water sensor to the hub and be visible in Mi Home app? If yes, can I make a automatisation in Mi Home app so: IF water leak detected by sensor THEN power off Xiaomi Mi Smart Plug?

    I have several Xiaomi Mi gadgets: 3x Mi Smart Plugs, 5x Xiaomi LED Smart Light Bulbs and one
    Roborock S6 and I want to add 5 x Aqara water leak detectors but to use all of them in the same Xiaomi Mi Home app.

    Can you please advise me if instead of Aqara M1S hub, I can buy Xiaomi Mi 3 Gateway (Zigbee 3.0) and add the Aqara water leak detectors to it and use them in the Xiaomi Mi Home app.?
    Initially wanted to buy the new Aqara Hub M2, but it is not listed as being compatible with Xiaomi Mi Home app, and I want to use all gadgets in the same app, and make the water sensor / smart plug automatisation. So… the only choices I have are Aqara HUB, Aqara HUB M1S and Xiaomi Mi 3 Gateway. Which to buy? Thank you in advance!

    • 30th January 2021 at 9:13 am
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      Hi,
      after checking the German server, it seems like the M1S is not specifically listed. If you already have an M1S, you can try adding it anyway, but I don’t have an EU M1S so I can’t try it myself. Th water sensor will work fine with any of the hubs and show up in the Mi Home app, although there’s no guarantee all the hubs will expose the water leak sensor to HomeKit.

      Regarding the automation for the water leak sensor controlling the plug, yes that’s totally possible.

      The water leak sensor can be added to any server, so it will be visible with all of your other Mi Home devices.

      You can also use the Mi smart Gateway (v3) with Mi Home. It is universal now, so if you bought one, it will work on any server via the Mi Home app, and it will work with the water leak sensor.

      The M2 is not compatible with Mi Home, only the Aqara Home app. I suggest if you only intend to use Mi Home, and not HomeKit, then the Mi Smart Gateway will be fine, although there’s no speaker or LED light, so if you need those, then the M1 or M1S are the ones to go for.

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