My TV serves as my HomeKit HUB. The AirPlay and HomeKit screen shows my hub as Connected. The Hubs & Bridges screen of the Home app on my iPad shows the hub as in Standby. The Automation screen has “! Home hub not connected” next to every automation. Nevertheless, the automations work (most of the time). When a motion sensor detects motion a notice pops up on my iPad and a light may come on (if so programmed).
So I have three different indicators of the status of my HUB, all at the same time and the “not connected” indicator is clearly inconsistent with the behavior of the system.
Recently, I have experienced flakey behavior with the automations. Sometimes they work and sometimes they don’t. For example, sometimes I will get a notice that a motion sensor was triggered, but the light that was supposed to come on in that event doesn’t come on. If a light doesn’t come on automatically when it should, I can open the Home app and manually turn it on from the app.
My TV is set to never sleep, of course, because otherwise it wouldn’t always be available to serve as a hub. Still, it is behaving as if it’s sometimes sleeping and sometimes as if it’s not connected, even when it seems to be. When I set the system up many months ago, following the instructions in Josh Centers’s excellent Take Control of Apple Home Automation, it worked very well.
Perhaps it’s an issue with the latest tvOS. I’m running tvOS 13.3. Has anyone else had similar problems?