Reviews
Less news on the titular topic and more a meandering conversation on vaguely homekit related tech.
CraigCode1010 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/06/24
Apple Insider and HomeKit Insider used to be my two favorite podcasts. Ever since Stephen Robles left, it has gone down hill. Andrew is the only bright spot still. Wes is a huge bully and has no clue what he is talking about. He constantly interrupts Andrew and the old guy on the other pod cast,...Read full review »
ddausend via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/17/24
I used to look forward to this show weekly. It almost seems like Andrew and Wes don’t like each other as it’s constant arguing and talking over each other. This week’s show spent 5+ mins arguing about Apple and Google Find My. It seems there is no script. I hope the chemistry gets better, but...Read full review »
MN_Learner via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/17/24
I have been a long time listener and have always looked forward to new episodes. Sadly, I am no longer eager to listen since adding Wes as a cohost. His takes are always negative and seems to lack a basic understanding of home automation and related technologies. The chemistry between him and...Read full review »
Txag67687 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/16/24
I’ve been listening for the past two years. Andrew does a great job of exploring all things Apple. I’ve learned so much about upcoming home products. I’ve made purchases based on items discussed on the show. Specifically, I’ve bought Eufy cameras and hub, Logitech doorbell, Lutron hub and...Read full review »
Too, too much fun via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/10/24
It’s turning into what they wish apple should do, not what it can do. It’s now pointless to even listen to them. I’m no longer following. This has turned out pointless. Was good but no longer had anything helpful. Also because of this podcast I’ve cancelled my order on a DJI microphone. Can’t...Read full review »
tj5763468532 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/29/24
Andrew go solo. Your so enthusiastic! Or Find another co-host please.
Some other Dad took "Dad" via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/15/24
For the first several years of the HKI podcast I would never miss an episode. Fantastic content and hosts. However, with the recent turnover in hosts, the content and discourse has gone down the tubes. Seems like many episodes are filled with non-Homekit fluff to pad the podcast time. This wastes...Read full review »
SDTravel via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/30/24
The information and banter are generally informative and entertaining, but the audio quality and—perhaps more importantly—the audio levels are far too low. Listen to the BBC or the Apple News Podcast for a gold standard comparison. The levels have got to come up!
Ahoog69 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/22/24
I consistently appreciate Wes's contributions to the show; his insights are well-received, and he brings a unique perspective. Andrew and Wes have been doing well as they navigate the beginning stages, and their dynamic throughout the dialogue is commendable. Overall, the show has...Read full review »
pixellolis via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/11/24
Andrew needs to invest in a microphone and fix the sound quality. I use to look forward to the show every week, but ever since Stephan left, it hasn’t been the same. Sounds like Andrew records this from a hands free device from a car. I will stick with it to see if it gets better, but it might...Read full review »
DieKast via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/27/23
Thank you for helping me decide on which products fit into my home. I’ve been listening for several years and realized I had not reviewed your podcast. I appreciate the product reviews and your discussions of the pros and cons of the technologies (thread, Bluetooth, WiFi etc) is very helpful...Read full review »
CLConst via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/23/23
I listen to all your shows on my daily walk. Homekit Insider is the best, I am a Homekiteer! I’ve been doing Home Automation since the old X10 days, had a CP290 connected to my Black Apple II+ (fun fact, Bell & Howell made them for the Education market). My favorite boring automations...Read full review »
crpeck via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/19/23
Loving the show, listening from the UK - Keep up the good work!
TheAppleGeek via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 10/30/23
We listen to the HomeKit insider or apple insider every night, so funny and entertaining.
Andrew J M 13 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/17/23
…the audio quality could be better.
GJ Zwart via Apple Podcasts · Norway · 10/02/23
Love the show, look forward to it every week. I wish I had never gone Home Assistant + Zigbee in our house. It’s so flaky. In my home office (separate building to the main house) everything is thread and work 100% of the time. Which makes me think – why are there no thread light switches? Seems...Read full review »
lukecarbis via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 09/18/23
I totally love your show, love the frank honest discussion of products. I do have a question though. In many shows you have discussed different types of MagSafe chargers. However, not once have I heard you discuss the option, or even that you would like, a MagSafe charger that runs from...Read full review »
NickW1 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 09/15/23
Unlike some shows that are only analysis, this show is journalistic: the hosts are providing new info to the public in the form of reporting and product reviews. These gents have a great sense of humor, and the show is a pleasure to listen to.
washingtonpondfrog via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/14/23
Great work guys love listening to the show just wish we in Australia had more access to affordable products so I could afford to have a smarter home OMG so sorry it was supposed to be a 5 star 🤣🤣🤣
Endo1976 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 09/11/23
Absolutely love listening to all things HomeKit as a female HomeKit-er! I’ve got my partner on board with everything automation after not initially understanding the fuss (auto blinds, security cameras and auto lights while away at night time etc). The guys podcast brings a great weekly update of...Read full review »
Nicole ♡ via Apple Podcasts · New Zealand · 08/02/23
The best HomeKit podcast! Super helpful and keeps me up to date on the latest HomeKit news! Stephen and Andrews excitement over new devices is contagious and has had an expensive effect on my smart home lifestyle but I wouldn’t have it any other way! Love the show guys! Georgia
Georgie Bee via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 07/17/23
Been listing for several years. It’s an easy podcast to listen to each week. I would love to hear more about tips and tricks for setting up useful scenes and shortcuts. Keep it up guys!
Utah Down South via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/14/23
Last episode (158) was shorter and sweet. It was shorter than usual and still effective. Well done.
ErezLandau via Apple Podcasts · Israel · 06/19/23
Great podcast. Listening from the UK. Very informative with various devices.. Would be great to hear something from the Ubiquiti line ie Unifi G4 pro doorbell.
Travs84 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 06/05/23
Home automation has not reached a level where everything “just works”. I have listened to this podcast for many years, and really trust Stephen and Andrew to point me in the right direction.
Retired American via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/25/23
Host Andrew’s audio quality is terrible. Sounds like he’s using a walkie talkie. Dudes: audio quality matters!
River4980 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/19/23
Hello from Saltburn-by-the-Sea in North Yorkshire, United Kingdom. I am a regular listener but first time reviewer. A fellow enthusiast of all things Apple Home (still prefer Homekit). Have built a significant smart home including, Hue lighting (all home and outdoor spaces) Ring (sorry) security,...Read full review »
Crewman15 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 05/16/23
Thank you so much for all the work to make HomeKit easy for the average person. Really enjoyable format, and lots of great information and reviews. I do have a scenario I need some help with. I have 2 dogs that we leave in their crates while we are at work. The room they stay in can sometimes...Read full review »
zws397 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/15/23
Extremely informative podcast. Added several things weekly since our conversation last at the dealership Andrew O’Hara . Very addictive problem to have now that I can listen to all the new stuff/ technology you all talk about weekly!
Young FI 2 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/12/23
I’ve been listening for a while and find the show engaging. As a HomeKit fan, I want to hear the latest news with honest and insightful reviews, and this is the go-to show.
turnepf via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/05/23
HomeKit insider is good in that it’s there, and there aren’t many HomeKit podcasts at all - I wish there were more. I also wish these hosts were more knowledgeable about HomeKit and Apple’s tech. Stephen Robles seems to be cast as the good natured buffoon who chuckles and laughs about how he just...Read full review »
FM_M via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/03/23
Never miss a episode!!!!
GabrielCarroll88 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/29/23
I Liston to every podcast you put out. You give great information and assistance with HomeKit and related products, but I’m struggling here in the UK with finding suitable video doorbells that use HomeKit Secure Video, either wired or battery. Any ideas guys? Regards Peter from Lincoln.
Lincs Traveller via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/29/23
Very entertaining and hosts know the best products for Apple Home. Great job!
IDoubleZY via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/28/23
Superb podcast, really information and engaging ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Tom from South Wales, UK
Apprevieweruk33 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/27/23
such a good podcast, i get most of my homekit news from here!
stufingz via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/16/23
Been listening for a long time. Always great information on updates and new products. Keep up the good work.
Wyz1981 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/01/23
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LasVejas via Apple Podcasts · Lithuania · 02/27/23
Great show! Highly recommended! Listen every week for my weekly dose of home upgrades and tidbits for fun! Keep up the great work 😬
Picto_play via Apple Podcasts · United Arab Emirates · 02/27/23
First and foremost, great show and a happy listening experience. Second, watch my Apple TV+ show for those who haven’t! And lastly i wanted to know “if” and if so, “how” the 2022 model can operate as a occupancy sensor device. As i can see it has this ability in the home app and in the Eve...Read full review »
Ted-Lasso via Apple Podcasts · Netherlands · 02/13/23
Thank you Stephen and Andrew for the many tips, tricks, and product reviews. Another shoutout to (TheBeardedTeacher) on insta for all the tips given!
GreekPitaDre via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/12/23
What A Great Show!!!! Having to switch Home Automation systems, the Hosts do a great job explaining everything. I love the reviews of new items. Thanks for keeping us up to date with HomeKit, Apple, and ALL the accessories we need to buy. Keep up the GREAT show.
rrisueno via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/10/23
There are not enough smart home related shows out there. This is a great one with lots of information and news for Apple users and smart home enthusiasts! Would love to see a section for automation ideas. It’s great to hear other people’s setups and creative ways of smart integration.
mquintie via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 01/18/23
Really like the content and hosts, but Andrew’s audio quality is bad. I can easily tell that Stephen is using a high-quality microphone cause it sounds very professional (of course aided by his deep, rich baritone voice). Come on Andrew, invest in a better mic, please.
james10 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/16/23
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