TP-Link cancels HomeKit plan for Kasa smart plug mini


Following previous pledges to support HomeKit in its Kasa range, TP-Link has now revealed that its popular accessory will not be updated to work with Apple’s system.

Previously, the company had promised support when unveiling the range at CES in January 2019. At the same time, the company had also claimed that existing devices would be updated to work with HomeKit early in the year. However, following months of delays, TP-Link has now cancelled plans to support Apple’s system.

“Due to changes in our roadmap, the Kasa Smart Plug Mini (HS105) smart plug will not offer support for Apple HomeKit,” says TP-Link’s document.

As I said in this morning’s YML Daily, this serves to illustrate what I’ve always said about CES — never believe any announcements coming out of CES until the product actually ships.