Before you begin
- Update your iPhone or iPad to the latest version of iOS or iPadOS, and turn on Bluetooth under Settings.
- To add a Matter accessory, you must set up a home hub first.
- Check the accessory manual to see if the accessory needs additional hardware, software updates, or additional setup in the manufacturer's app.
- Make sure that your accessory supports HomeKit, AirPlay, or Matter.
- Make sure that your iPhone or iPad, previously added accessories, and home hubs are on the same Wi-Fi network.
When you assign your Apple TV to a room, it automatically appears in that room in the Home app. To add other accessories to the Home app, use your iPhone or iPad. You can't add accessories to the Home app on Mac.
Add your Apple TV to the Home app
- Open Settings on your Apple TV.
- Select Users and Accounts > Default User. Make sure that your name is selected and that you're signed in to iCloud with the Apple ID that you used to set up your accessories in the Home app.
- Go back to Settings, then select AirPlay and HomeKit.
- Scroll down and select Room, then choose a room or add a new room.
Add other accessories to the Home app
- Power on your accessory* and make sure that it's nearby.
- Open the Home app on your iPhone or iPad and tap Add .
- Tap Add Accessory.
- Follow the instructions to scan a code or hold your device near the accessory to add it. If you’re adding a Matter accessory that was previously paired to another app, tap More options, then select your accessory.
- When your accessory appears, tap it. If asked to Add Accessory to Network, tap Allow.
- Assign your accessory to a room and name it to help you identify and control it.
- Tap Continue, then tap Done.
*Samsung AirPlay-compatible smart TVs don't support HomeKit and can't be added to the Home app.
If an alert says that the accessory was already added
If an alert says that the accessory was already added to your home, or the accessory was previously used in another home, you may need to reset the accessory. Check the accessory manual, call the manufacturer, or visit the manufacturer's website to learn more.
Organize accessories by room and zone
Organize your accessories by room to help you keep track of where your accessories are located and to control your rooms with Siri. You can also group rooms into a zone, like upstairs or downstairs.
Add a room
- Open the Home app and tap or click Add .
- Select Add Room.
- Give your room a name, then tap or click Save.
Assign accessories to a room
- Open the Home app and tap or click your accessory, then tap or click the Settings button .
- Tap or click Room.
- Choose a room, then tap or click Close to save.
Organize rooms into a zone
Group rooms together into a zone, like upstairs or downstairs, to easily control different areas of your home with Siri.
- Open the Home app, then tap or click the room name to open the room.
- Tap or click the More button and select Room Settings.
- Tap or click Zone.
- Select a suggested zone, or choose Create New and give your new zone a name.
- Tap or click Done.