Apple's home division, HomeKit will have a lot of prominence during this year 2020 or at least so analysts predict. An example to base on for such a statement was last CES, where many of the products presented would have compatibility with this platform. Also Apple does not want to be left behind and In the last WWDC 2019 it already warned that it would soon be compatible with Eero, Linksys and Charter Spectrum routers.
With the new update that Eero devices have undergone, it is glimpsed that this compatibility will exist, although at the moment it is not total and what it is but it is not functional. We will have to wait for the next firmware updates, but at least the path is started.
The latest Eero update reveals its future compatibility with HomeKit
Apple already warned that it would not take too long to include HomeKit compatibility with certain routers like Eero, Linksys and Charter Spectrum. With the latest firmware update of the first, it is suggested that indeed the compatibility is underway, but it is not yet complete. Firmware version 3.18 includes improvements in the accuracy of customer data, improvements in system stability and although it has not been announced includes preliminary support for HomeKit.
Both the Eero and Eero Pro models already appear in the HomeKit startup application as accessories they can add. What happens is that the configuration code is missing, so at the moment they cannot really be added and therefore they do not work. It won't take too long but it is not yet known when exactly.
The difficult thing was to start the journey and that has already been done. There is little left for, as Apple says, routers managed by HomeKit can offer security enhancements, such as the ability to disconnect accessories from the firewall, preventing them from accessing your entire network.