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ATHOM makes homey smart home service free | by Tapaan Chauhan | Oct, 2021


Tapaan Chauhan

After being relaunched as a cloud based mobile app service, Homey is now all set to give users new experience as a completely free application to connect all your smart home devices in one click.

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With the use of Homey the whole house can be in a single screen. This simple free application will allow users to connect and drive every single smart device in one click. They can switch on the lights, play music and switch on TV any time they want. Users can also have access to controlling their home’s temperature and can arrange different other things by using it. After its integration with Amazon Echo, Google Assistance and Facebook messenger, one can control Homey with voice command or even by typing on messenger.

Additionally Homey can connect users with their favorite music appliances like Spotify connect, Sonos, denon hoes and more. One click and this will redirect any user to listen to their favorite music while cooking, reading and dancing.

With Homey’s endless possibilities it combines 7 wireless technologies such as zigbee, Z-wave, WIFI, Bluetooth, infrared, 433 MHz, 868MHZ. with the updated version they’ve reinvented Homey to work in the Cloud. Additionally, with the free version one can connect with up to 5 devices and create unlimited flows.

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Looking over the features of the normal home hub version of Homey has a 1GHz processor with 512MB RAM and single core CPU. The pro version has a dual core processor with 1GB of memory and speed of 1GHz.

The most important factor about Homey is it saves a lot of energy, saves your data locally.

Also it is compatible with Google Home, Siri and Apple Homekit. The best thing about homey is it can connect with more than 1000 brands, so that users don’t have to worry about their device’s brands.

If your devices are not cloud enabled then Homey offers you their own smart home hub which is already available everywhere. And the price of a smart home hub is around £399. Whereas, the app version of Homey is completely free, but in case if you want to connect more than 5 devices then you have to go with Homey premium and the subscription of the premium version starts at £2.99 only a month.

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