Circle Home Plus is sold as a bundle with Premium membership included at no additional cost for a set length of time. However, existing Circle members can also buy a Circle Home Plus without membership bundled in. Both hardware options add Wi-Fi device management to the existing mobile functionality, they just come with different benefits at different price points.
Circle Home Plus Bundle
When you buy Circle Home Plus from Circle's website or a retailer like Amazon or Best Buy, you're buying the "bundled" version of Circle Home Plus. This means that you're getting the hardware device along with a 1-year membership to Circle! You'll want to get the bundled version if you're interested in using Circle Home Plus and don't currently have a membership with us.
Circle Home Plus - Standalone
The "unbundled" version of Circle Home Plus doesn't include a membership credit and is only available once you've signed up for a Circle membership via in-app purchase. You can only purchase the unbundled version through the Circle App. You'll want the unbundled version if you already have a Circle membership for managing your iOS and Android devices, but you also want to use Circle Home Plus to manage every device on your home network as well.
Note: If you purchased a Circle membership in-app and buy the Circle Home Plus Bundle, you will end up with two separate memberships -- the monthly version and the 1-year version included in the bundle. If this occurs, you will want to cancel the monthly version via the appropriate app store.
To avoid duplicate memberships, in this scenario we recommend only purchasing Circle Home Plus through the in-app offer via the sidebar menu.