Tuya brings a world of smart devices, from lights to plugs to cameras, all seamlessly integrated into one platform. And with HomeKit’s intuitive interface and powerful automation features, managing your smart home has never been easier. Join me as we explore how Tuya and HomeKit work together to create the ultimate smart home experience.

Hey there, smart home enthusiasts! Today, I wanna spill the beans on how I turned my humble abode into a tech-savvy haven without breaking the bank. Yep, you heard it right – it’s all thanks to Tuya smart devices and a nifty little thing called Homebridge that makes my Apple devices play nice with ’em.

Now, picture this: You stroll into your living room, and with a simple voice command, the lights come on, the curtains glide open, and your favorite tunes start playing. Sounds like something out of a sci-fi flick, right? Well, believe it or not, it’s the reality I wake up to every day, all thanks to Tuya.

So, what’s the deal with Tuya? Think of it as the magic potion that turns regular ol’ gadgets into smart ones. From light bulbs to plugs to cameras, Tuya’s got it all, and the best part? It won’t cost you an arm and a leg. Seriously, these bad boys are super affordable, which is perfect for someone like me who’s ballin’ on a budget.

But here’s the kicker – I’m an Apple aficionado through and through, which means I gotta have everything in sync with my trusty iPhone and iPad. Enter Homebridge – the Robin to my Tuya’s Batman. This little plugin works wonders by bridging the gap between Tuya’s ecosystem and Apple’s HomeKit. Translation? I can control all my Tuya smart devices right from my Apple devices like a boss.

Setting up my smart home was a breeze, even for a tech newbie like me. I simply plugged in my Tuya devices, downloaded the Tuya Smart app, and voila – instant control at my fingertips. And when I wanted to sprinkle in some Apple magic, all I had to do was set up Homebridge on my Raspberry Pi (yep, you heard that right – a Raspberry Pi!) and connect it to my Tuya account. Easy peasy, lemon squeezy.

Now, let’s talk about the fun stuff – what can you actually do with all this wizardry? Well, the possibilities are endless, my friend. I’ve got my lights set to turn on at sunset and off at bedtime, saving me from fumbling for switches in the dark. My smart plugs make it a breeze to control my coffee maker and fan with a tap on my phone. And don’t even get me started on the security cameras – I can keep an eye on my place from anywhere in the world, all from the palm of my hand.

But perhaps the best part of it all is the peace of mind. Knowing that my home is secure and energy-efficient gives me a warm fuzzy feeling inside. Plus, let’s be real – impressing my friends with my tech-savvy setup never gets old.

However, It’s no secret but my home is literally filled with Tuya manufactured products. You know why ? Cause Tuya based products are affordable, easy to find and if it fails – it doesnt cost me a fortune to replace them. 

There are tons of vendors selling their products under different names but all work within 2 apps which are smart life or Tuya Itself. Now – Don’t get me wrong I aint promoting them.  

In my case – Tuya devices have been the perfect pair with my smart home and all of them can be controlled in Apple HomeKit via an awesome Homebridge plugin. And if you are like me – Tuya does solve my Third World Smart Home problems. Let me know in the comments section and tell me if you feel the same also. 

So currently all of my homes outdoor lighting as well as the garage are all WiFi GU10 bulbs. They are all RGBCW which means they can emit in Red green blue as well as cold and warm white. Meaning – technically they can support apples adaptive lighting feature which I will show you on how to enable it as well. 

And the ones on the wall are also WiFi but only RGBW which means they can emit in Red green blue and warm white. Meaning they will not support apples adaptive lighting feature. And besides those external lights – the rest of my other smart device types are all Zigbee based but are all manufactured by Tuya.  Those include the smart electrical switches, the sensors in the ceiling, the blind motors installed in all the rooms and in some locations I also have installed inline modules to connect with dumb switches. 

The good news is that It didn’t cost me a fortune to purchase and install all of them for my home. So in this video I’ll show you on how that is possible plus there’s also a surprise to expose Tuya supported camera to Apple home as well. But there are some caveats to it.  

So what are we going to cover in this video 

  1. I’ll show you on how this integration works 
  2. Take a look at The plugin we will use and why I am using it.  
  3. Create a Tuya project and update the subscriptions 
  4. We will then proceed to Install and configure the plugin 
  5. We will look at some of the advanced features you can use or implement. 

So let’s not waste time and let’s HomeKit-ify your Tuya devices and also get the secret sauce to building a kickass smart home without burnin’ a hole in your wallet. With Tuya and a sprinkle of Homebridge magic, you too can join the ranks of the tech elite. Now if you’ll excuse me, I’ve got some mood lighting to set for movie night. Catch ya on the flip side!

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00:00 Intro
00:30 Opening
00:47 Why I am using Tuya Devices ?
01:14 Tuya Smart Home Setup
02:25 Tuya Topics We Will Cover
03:02 How Tuya Integration Works
05:22 Tuya Cloud Platform Configuration
10:33 Homebridge Tuya Plugin Overview
11:43 Homebridge Tuya Plugin Install
15:09 Tuya Advanced Config – Hide Device
16:49 Tuya Advanced Config – Category
18:28 Tuya Advanced Config – Adaptive Lighting
20:47 Closing

➡️ Homebridge Tuya Plugin Information – https://github.com/0x5e/homebridge-tuya-platform
➡️ Tuya Datacenter Information – https://developer.tuya.com/en/docs/iot/standarddescription?id=K9i5ql6waswzq
➡️ Tuya Advanced Options – https://github.com/0x5e/homebridge-tuya-platform/blob/db6794e322119693b8972c9128c621a5672d30be/ADVANCED_OPTIONS.md


🖥️ Homebridge Installation Links 🖥️
✔️ Raspberry 5 – Build the ultimate Smart Home Hub – https://youtu.be/L_94IUH_N20
✔️ Install Homebridge in a Synology NAS DSM 6 – https://youtu.be/CTe-gSrzLFE
✔️ Install Homebridge in a Synology NAS DSM 7 – https://youtu.be/ai51lXT2zIA
✔️ Install Homebridge in macOS – https://youtu.be/Nqh2vSeTzC0
✔️ Install Homebridge in Windows 10 – https://youtu.be/5mxhAgryuVo
✔️ Install Homebridge in a Pi 4 – https://youtu.be/D0YfkdGAIhY

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