It sure would be nice to have an Apple TV application for the eufycam security cameras. My wife and I don’t typically carry our phones everywhere with us (when we’re at home), so sometimes it’s inconvenient to go get the phone, or log into the computer to see who’s at the front door. It’s just as convenient to answer the door, which kind of defeats the purpose of having a security camera; to screen the mid-dinner door-knockers.
The Apple TV is usually on, and the remote close by. It sure would be convenient - Great even - if we could have an application on the Apple TV, so we could view videos, stream live video, and thanks to the fact that the Apple TV remote has a built in microphone, engage visitors verbally; right from the comfort of the living room couch - No need to get up, search for the phone, then fire up the application, just to see that the visitor has already left.
I’m not up to the programming myself, but surely there are enough app developers out there that Anker/Eufy could hire someone to create or port such an application? Apple recently (During WWDC (World Wide Developer’s Conference) in June of 2019) announced a new developer toolkit, which makes it easy to port iOS apps to Apple TV (or so says the WWDC keynote).
Heck - I’d even pay for such an application.
Once eufy is compatible with HomeKit, I would think you could do this natively.
Maybe someone else has an idea?
this would be great for sure. Hoping it happens soon as we use Apple TV throughout our home
Hello!@81e1ec3308602ba49c1c Much appreciate for your great suggestion about apple TV application! Your consideration is really to the point. It will be much more convenient for our users if we can introduce this application into our eufyCam system. We’ll try our best to forward your expectation to our engineer team and hope they can further consider its availability in the future! As a to-be perfect product, we do know there still exist many aspects of eufyCam that need further polishing. All eufy team members will keep working hard!
I agree this is a good idea!
Don’t forget about the rest of the population with Droids
This would be cool and I would love to help Beta test it if it becomes a reality
Since there is already an iOS app for iPhone & iPad it can’t be that difficult to modify for the Apple TV App store. Please try to make one available (even if you have to start with a Beta).
While you would think HomeKit is installed onto Apple TV, it is not. Based on my research, Apple TV’s support of HomeKit is limited to being a control hub. The gives you capabilities to control the camera, but be able to view them on the Tv via Apple TV.
It would be nice that Apple add a true HomeKit application on Apple TV with same capabilities as HomeKit on your iPhone or iPad. When that happens, you would get the camera support we all want.
Sawyer_Pangborn: Re: your post of Mar 10, 2020 at 1040am:
Could you please provide some more information?
Have you purchased the app? For Apple TV? Have you added your eufyCam(s) to the app? How many cameras, what kind of cameras, can you ‘start’ and ‘stop’ the live streaming of your eufyCam(s)? Can you view saved videos, or is it just live feeds?
Yes, I’ve purchased it. It just uses your HomeKit cameras to display them. You’d just need to add your eufyCams to HomeKit.
It’s just live feeds - Apple hasn’t enabled HomeKit Secure Video yet.