Unfortunately there aren’t a lot of options if you want to add a HomeKit Ceiling Fan to your smart home. In this post I’m going to break down the various options that are currently available and I’ll keep this page updated with the latest options.
HomeKit Ceiling Fans in Australia
There are currently no HomeKit Ceiling Fans available in Australia that will work out of the box with the Apple Home App.
Hunter Fans make HomeKit compatible smart fans, but unfortunately they don’t seem to sell the smart models in Australia.
The good news is, there are still some great alternatives that you can get working with HomeKit and Apple Home.
Big Ass Fans + HOOBS
Big Ass Fans is a popular fan manufacturer based out of America but they have a presence in Australia. The Haiku fans for Big Ass Fans can connect to your phone via Wifi and they work with Google Assistant and Alexa.
But the good news is you can also connect these fans to HomeKit using Homebridge. The easiest way to do this is with the HOOBS starter kit. This is a little box that you can use to connect a whole range of smart home products to HomeKit. HOOBS does work with Big Ass Fans and I can confirm you can add the fan to HomeKit. The HOOBS starter kit is great for those who have limited tech experience but you can also use any Homebridge device.
There are a number of other “smart” fans that are sold in Australia and these might work with HOOBS and Homebridge.
SmartSetup HomeKit Fan Switch
If you have an existing fan, it might be possible to use the SmartSetup Fan Switch instead of the existing switch. This will need to be installed by an electrician. This is a HomeKit compatible switch.
Ctec Mirror Fan Switch
The CTec Mirror Switch is a lcd switch that has 3 speed controls and an off-on button. While it is a pretty switch and does look great, it can be difficult to setup. This will also need to be installed by a licensed electrician.
Matter Ceiling Fans
Currently there are no Matter compatible Fans available. The Matter 1.0 spec supports air conditioner controllers but it’s not clear if it also supports fans beyond an on/off switch.