Homebridge Alternatives

Similar projects and alternatives to homebridge
  • GitHub repo homebridge-raspbian-image

    Official Homebridge Raspberry Pi Image based on Raspbian Lite.

  • GitHub repo docker-homebridge

    Homebridge Docker. HomeKit support for the impatient using Docker on x86_64, Raspberry Pi (armhf) and ARM64. Includes ffmpeg + libfdk-aac.

  • GitHub repo homebridge-config-ui-x

    The Homebridge UI. Monitor, configure and backup Homebridge from a browser.

  • GitHub repo esp-homekit-devices

    Project to add native Apple HomeKit support to any device with an ESP8266 chip

  • GitHub repo homebridge-mqttthing

    A plugin for Homebridge allowing the integration of many different accessory types using MQTT.

  • GitHub repo Home Assistant

    :house_with_garden: Open source home automation that puts local control and privacy first

  • GitHub repo Tasmota

    Alternative firmware for ESP8266 with easy configuration using webUI, OTA updates, automation using timers or rules, expandability and entirely local control over MQTT, HTTP, Serial or KNX. Full documentation at

  • GitHub repo zigbee2mqtt

    Zigbee 🐝 to MQTT bridge 🌉, get rid of your proprietary Zigbee bridges 🔨

  • GitHub repo ring

    Unofficial API for Ring Doorbells, Cameras, Alarm System, and Smart Lighting (by dgreif)

  • GitHub repo homebridgeStatusWidget

  • GitHub repo homebridge-dummy

    Dummy switches for Homebridge: https://github.com/nfarina/homebridge

  • GitHub repo homebridge-platform-insteonlocal

    Homebridge platform plugin for local Insteon control

  • GitHub repo homebridge-eufy-robovac

    Homebridge plugin for Eufy RoboVac

  • GitHub repo smtp2http

    SMTP to HTTP gateway

NOTE: The number of mentions on this list indicates mentions on common posts. Hence, a higher number means a better homebridge alternative or higher similarity.


Posts where homebridge has been mentioned. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects - the last one was on 2021-03-04.
  • Possible Project: Converting a "dumb" ceiling fan into a "smart" fan
    Since the post in /r/iot, I have been doing some research and found an open source project that hooks into homekit (homebridge.io). I could get a raspberry pi and then write a custom plugin to interface with the fan controller.
  • WhIch Homebridge?
    reddit.com/r/HomeKit | 2021-03-06
  • Homebridge 1.3.2 is officially released
    Depending on your use-case and setup, you might not. If you hit or are near to hitting the 149 accessory limit of a bridge, for example, child bridges get you around that limit without having to run another instance. They allow accessories to run independently, so if, say, a plugin is running slow or crashes it doesn't slow down or crash the main bridge. Child bridges also allow for multiple instances of certain plugins (like two Ring accounts). The GitHub wiki lays it out, including the examples I've mentioned.
  • Detailed Guide to Install a Smart HomeKit Connected Wi-Fi Gate Opener with Mighty Mule and Remootio
    I wanted to connect Remootio to HomeKit so I needed to do a little extra work. Remootio is not natively HomeKit compatible so we need to use HomeBridge instead. I have HomeBridge setup in a docker already. Setting up HomeBridge is outside the scope of this guide, you’re gonna have to figure that part out.
  • Can I use this little computer?
  • My homebridge runs on windows 10, my raspberry pi should arrive soon. There is a possible that all I have done yes moves to the raspberry without losing it?
  • Does Nest Hello work with Alexa (specifically visitor announcements)
    reddit.com/r/Nest | 2021-02-26
    Out of the box, no. With Homebridge and the Alexa plugin, yes. Maybe with Home Assistant I don't use this so I can't say for sure.
  • Turning off thermostat if door(s) open for more than 10 minutes (using homebridge, SSH, JSON REST API, AppleScript)
    reddit.com/r/HomeKit | 2021-02-25
    I'm fairly new to HomeKit, but have a fair amount of home automation hardware (ecobee thermostat, Insteon door, motion, and water sensors, Insteon light switches, Logitech Harmony Hubs, etc.). Have been migrating everything over from Indigo over the past few weeks, including upgrading to an eero wifi network (excellent!) and using Homebridge to bring in the Insteon hardware (with the Homebridge Platform InsteonLocal plugin). Bringing the hardware in and controlling it with basic steps was pretty straightforward.
  • What’s a good smart light bulb to use with shortcuts?
    reddit.com/r/shortcuts | 2021-02-23
    Here's a link to get you started if you go this route: https://homebridge.io/
  • Which User needed to run Homebridge in Docker on a Raspberry Pi?
    I have Homebridge setup using docker-compose as described here.
    Out of interest, why use Docker? It just makes updates harder and adds another layer to go wrong, and slow things down. For Linux, it's super easy to just install it: https://github.com/homebridge/homebridge/wiki/Install-Homebridge-on-Raspbian
  • Homebridge 1.3.1 is officially released
  • Shortcut buttons, motions sensors, HomeKit!
    reddit.com/r/HomeKit | 2021-02-23
    For Komekit integration I use Homebridge with Mqttthing plugin. All accessories have custom config (copy paste in the end).
  • https://np.reddit.com/r/HomeKit/comments/lpx285/shortcut_buttons_motions_sensors_homekit/gofwgfi/
    For Komekit integration I use Homebridge with Mqttthing plugin. All accessories have custom config (copy paste in the end).


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homebridge/homebridge is an open source project licensed under Apache License 2.0 which is an OSI approved license.