HomeKit over Thread

Welcome to the smart home of the future – today.


Eve already offers the world’s largest portfolio of accessories that support HomeKit over Thread – and it’s a family that continues to grow, with our Bluetooth-based devices soon to be enhanced with Thread technology. That’s because Thread not only makes your smart home more responsive and robust – it’s also one of the pillars of the smart home of the future: Matter. Read on to learn all you need to know about Thread.


Say hello to Thread. 

Thread technology is specifically developed for smart home applications to improve connectivity between accessories. Now, HomeKit products can communicate not only using Wi-Fi or Bluetooth, but also using Thread.


The big difference with this technology is that Thread creates a mesh network. Within this, lights, thermostats, outlets, sensors, and more can also talk to each other free of the constraint of having to go through a central hub, such as a bridge. That’s because a Thread network doesn’t need one. If a single device fails, the data packets are simply relayed to the next in the mesh. In short: The network becomes more robust with every additional Thread device. Discover Eve accessories supporting Thread



The benefits for you.

Entirely automatic. 

Benefiting from the many advantages of Thread happens entirely automatically. Eve devices that support both Bluetooth and Thread will automatically choose Thread connectivity if you have a HomePod mini or Apple TV 4K (2nd gen. / 3rd gen. 128 GB) in your home. Don't have either one? Eve devices will connect via Bluetooth – if you add a Thread-enabled home hub down the road, they will automatically join the Thread network. Without you needing to configure anything.


Introducing Matter.

Matter is a new smart home protocol developed jointly by big-names including Apple, Amazon, Google, SmartThings and many other manufacturers of smart home products such as Eve. The aim is that no matter which smart home device you purchase, you, as the customer, can integrate it into your chosen smart home platform – be it HomeKit, Alexa, Google Home, Samsung SmartThings, or any other vendor’s solution. And Thread, along with Wi-Fi, is one of the pillars of Matter. 


Eve offers the world’s largest portfolio of Thread-enabled devices, all of them ready to be updated to Matter with a free firmware update over time.

Discover more about Matter


Good to know

These Eve accessories support Thread
These Thread accessories can route data packets in a Thread network
Viewing your thread network structure in the Eve app

The building blocks of your Thread network

Pave your way to the smart home of the future.