TP-Link now says its popular Smart Plug Mini won't get HomeKit support

Despite announcing the feature back in January

TP-Link pulls plug on HomeKit
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The HomeKit gods giveth, and they taketh away. Just as a swath of smart home gadgets receive support for the platform, TP-Link has announced that its Kasa Smart Plug Mini, which was set for a HomeKit upgrade, won't get it after all.

Back in January, TP-Link announced it would add HomeKit support to its popular smart plug, a favorite at The Ambient that already works with Alexa and Google Assistant.

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"Due to changes in our roadmap, the Kasa Smart Plug Mini (HS105) smart plug will not offer support for Apple HomeKit," reads a statement on the company's website. "Despite the change in direction for this specific SKU, our team is committed to the development of innovative smart home solutions that will continue to delight our customers around the globe."

There's no mention of whether HomeKit will come to other TP-Link products (we've asked), but this announcement is disappointing. TP-Link's Mini smart plug is one of the best, and it seems odd that it wouldn't add support, especially when Apple has only made it easier for companies to get certification (no longer must they install a physical chip).

We've asked TP-Link for further comment, and we'll update if we hear back.

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