Circle Home Plus is sold as a bundle with Premium membership included at no additional cost for a set length of time. But, 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: membership 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 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 been using the mobile app for a while. 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 Subscription in-App and buy a Bundled Circle Home Plus, that would be considered two memberships. Please only purchase Circle Home Plus through the in app offer or via the app menu.
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