Xiaomi Smart Home Products Explained



In this video I’m explaining several Xiaomi Smarthome products like the Gateway (base-station) and various sensors and switches like the motion sensors and light switches.
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We’ll have a look at how to install these through the Xiaomi Mi Home App and how to set up automation rules that we can easily program.

This is the first of many Xiaomi explainer videos that I am planning to do. As not many of these products are available outside of China (yet) I think many people might be quite interested in seeing how Xiaomi is doing.

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29 Replies to “Xiaomi Smart Home Products Explained”

  1. David Dichamp

    Salut retour d'expérience sur domotique Xiaomi après l'achat de 28 éléments camera,capteur en tout genres ,gateway etc…
    C de la merde très peu fiable perte de connection incessante……

  2. Nicholas Dove

    I can't seem to get a straight answer to this question.

    If I have a xiaomi door sensor, can I connect it to my Google hub? Or will I need the xiaomi hub to connect the door sensor to my Google hub? (the second option sounds totally counterproductive)

  3. Neith74

    Is it possible to have a Xiaomi lightbulb set to turn on by motion sensor (and off after some time without motion) and turn the motion functionality off when I want to keep the light turned off with Xiaomi smart switch?

  4. Jim Mo

    You are THE BEST Xiaomi product reviewer! 1 quick question > Just to clarify, do we need to set the Xiaomi Home app to connect to Mainland China Server to get all these smart appliances/devices to work properly? If yes, any compromises in terms of response time and etc? I'm trying to start building a smart home ecosystem with Xiaomi products, needs to know this before kickstarts, because I heard that many devices (i.e.: Yeelight 2nd Gen) are not able to be used if not connecting to China server. Thanks!

  5. James Huynh

    Dear @UC3kEjI0QK3pLOprIKZ36BDg,
    I want to help my Vietnamese people understand about XiaoMi Devices Home Kit. Would you allow me to translate your video to Vietnamese? (sub-title & voice).
    Please let me know if it is posible.
    Thank you so much.

  6. Charis

    That whole thing in what version of a gateway you must buy, what version of a sensor you must buy, what version of a lamp you must buy etc is just rediculous. There is no logic beside this. The same lamp, the same gateway with different firmware and you only rely in what the store says when most stores just sell the gateway or the lamp or the sensors etc not mentioning about any upcoming “european” versions. We bought the gateway and sensors and lamps and we are waiting for SO LONG (2 years now) to be supported in the European server and now what they all actually say is “oh you know what we have european versions! just go buy them ALL OVER AGAIN!!” that for me is a scam, a rip off and i finally had it with both Xiaomi and Yeelight about this. Since yeelight is under Xiaomi’s umbrella is just as responsible as Xiaomi for how their products work regarding the whole ecosystem. Where was yeelight 1 or 2 years ago telling european customers “please dont buy our products because we are preparing a specific version for Europe”? NOWHERE because money is sweet! but “no we are not responsible about anything… Xiaomi/Aqara always is!” the same excuse over and over. They are both responsible and I am really frustrated for waiting for so long for nothing. What “i confirmed with MiHome” means? When the customer is supposed to find out about this? by luck? after the purchase? if he complains in a forum? where was the sticky announcement that you are preparing european versions? No respect to their customers at all from both companies. If they want our money they first have to gain our respect and that is something they lost in the last couple years, not because of bad products but because of BAD decisions and bad support and that is the saddest part.

  7. YH N

    Cool videos, I appreciate it a lot, keep up the great work! ? Greetings from ??.

    I wish they produced EU power socket as well, not only Chinese..

    Are you based in China? Where are you from?

  8. SOUK TV

    I would have Xiaomi all over my house but I hate the idea of having to use mains adapters on things like their gateway. I wish their gateway had a dc input so we could have purchased a proper PSU for our regions and just plugged it in, just like with our routers, alexas, google home devices etc.

    Also why limit radio stations to Chinese only, why not allow us to add out own stream URLs for our favorite stations?

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