Hive is a high-profile smart thermostat company service in UK (due to being affiliated with British Gas) who has so far steadfastly refused to support Windows Phone.
It seems however the support and sales staff I spoke to did not know what the company was working on in the background however, as a brand new official Windows Phone app has just popped up in the store.
Details are a bit sparse on the ground, as the app does not seem available to download yet, but the description reads;
Hive is a British Gas innovation that creates connected products designed to give people the control they want for their homes, anytime, anywhere.
The arrival of the app does however double the option for UK Windows Phone users, as before this only Tado offered proper support for Windows Phone.
For now Tado is probably still the better choice, as it has both a Windows Phone and a Universal Windows App. Hive is however a more comprehensive home automation system, offering smart plugs, smart light bulbs, door and window sensors and of course heating control.
Read more about Hive here and see the app at the link below.
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