How do Siri, HomeKit, your HomeKit-enabled ecobee devices communicate with each other?

This article applies to all HomeKit-enabled ecobee devices.

When you use Siri to control your HomeKit-enabled ecobee device, the communication occurs between HomeKit and your HomeKit-enabled ecobee device without needing to communicate with ecobee servers.

If you're away from home and would like to control your ecobee device using Siri or the Home app, you will need a HomePod, an Apple TV 4K or Apple TV (4th generation or later). In this case, your command will go from through Apple iCloud, to your Apple home hub, which in turn communicates with your HomeKit-enabled ecobee.

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