The biggest story of the week is a new firmware update rolling out to Nanoleaf’s Shapes and Elements line. This new firmware brings Thread support to these devices. This isn’t standard Thread support though, as the lights are still operated over Wi-Fi. Instead, they act as Thread border routers, bridging your home’s existing Thread devices to the network.That means they now operate just like Apple’s HomePod mini, and so can extend the robustness of your Thread network.
On the latest HomeKit Insider, Thread support arrives for select Nanoleaf devices, Aqara releases a HomeKit shade controller, and how to create smart NFC controls.