Amazon has acquired the maker of the Ring video doorbell, but in a tweet Ring claims HomeKit support is still on the way. First reported by GeekWire, Amazon is said to have spent more than $1 billion to acquire the smart doorbell company and is expected to maintain the company’s brand while integrating it with other Amazon-owned gadgets. Amazon had previously invested in Ring through its Alexa Fund, and the company has greatly expanded its home security options in the past year, offering the Cloud Cam home security camera and a smartlock bundle that lets users grant access to their home remotely for things like package delivery or people coming to provide services like house cleaning or dog walking. While the news of an Amazon acquisition made Apple users uneasy about the HomeKit update prospects, Ring said on Twitter, “HomeKit is definitely still happening! We’re testing HomeKit for the Ring Pro and the Floodlight Cam, and as soon as testing is completed, we’ll update everyone with a release date.”
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