UPDATE: Aqara found a few issues with the 2.2.2 update so decided to pull it to avoid further problems, but now a new issue has started to roll out – 2.2.3 – which fixes the issues created for those that managed to update to 2.2.2 before it was removed, whilst adding the extra features and compatibility with child devices as originally intended.
Aqara today began to roll out a new firmware update for their very popular Smart Camera, the G2H Camera Hub. The new update, which appears to be global, is shown in HomeKit as version 2.2.2, or 2.2.2_0002.0526 in the Aqara Home app, provides the usual bug fixes, but now states that additional devices are now supported. One such device that has since been internationally released was the Aqara TVOC Sensor (read our review HERE), which up until this latest update, was not actually fully compatible with the G2H, which allowed the multisensor to be added to the hub, but alas not expose it to HomeKit.
With the new update, the TVOC sensor is now exposed to HomeKit and therefore fully compatible. Other devices that are now able to be added to the G2H, and get exposed to HomeKit include the H1 Wireless and H1 Wired EU switches, the forthcoming Roller Shade Driver E1, and the Wired and Wireless E1 Switches (the latter two are currently ‘China-only’ products).
In order to update to the latest firmware, log into your Aqara account, click on ‘Profile’ and select Firmware Update to check. If it’s not listed yet, it’s just a matter of waiting for it to roll out to your region, which should be very soon.
Thanks to Richard B Line for the heads up.