HomeKit setup and integration

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After reading about the MyQ compatibility with Homecare I decided to purchase one. In the literature it says that the MyQ Garage comes out of the box compatible with HomeKit, however, after receiving (model m0201) it, it doesn't seem to recognize HomeKit or set it up. Having Siri control was the reason I purchased MyQ. It is compatible and works as advertised or is this something that is coming a future version?
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Devin

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I'm going to remain optimistic but this seems a lot like what Honeywell did with their Lyric thermostat.  People asked for months and months about Homekit and never got real answers. Now (just recently) we find out that Homekit will require one of the newer models.  Somewhere in this thread it's mentioned that Homekit is coming in 2016.  Well so is CES 2016.  I find it hard to believe they would delay a firmware update to premier at CES 2016.  That's when they show off the new hardware.  Right now it doesn't pay to be an early adopter.        
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Dawn, Thank you for all of the helpful info.  I can tell from the posts that, like me, many people are anxious for this feature. I think we also understand though we may not communicate it, that a collaboration of this kind can be complicated.  Adding convenience while keeping our homes secure is important to do right. I know your company will release a great product when its ready and I plan to buy it when it is.  Like my grandfather says, "You never rush the person who fixes your food or your brakes."
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Niagara Guy

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Holding my breath. Any longer and I can join the blue man group. Come on chamberlain. Give us an update. You already missed giving us our Christmas present. How about a happy new year.
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SteveClark1000

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I know, I was devistated when the email from Chamberlain telling me the HomeKit upgrade was available wasn't under my tree. Hopefully the email will come at 11:59pm New Year's Eve....
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LD

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Apple states it's HomeKit compatible. Chamberlain states "not yet". No one seems to know and Chamberlain has offered to evidence it ever will be HomeKit compatible. Can we expect a full refund if you don't deliver? It's been since February, nearly a year.
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Scott Weidig

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We are all waiting... Personally, I am thinking they are having issues with ensuring the server farm and back end meet Apple's stringent security configurations for HomeKit. That is the only thing that explains the timeframe issue with backend investment costs and migration/structure setup... I am hoping "sooner" comes sometime...
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Where on Apple.com or on any of the packaging does it show HomeKit compatibility? Nowhere does Apple say it's HomeKit compatible:

http://www.apple.com/shop/product/HE5...

Nothing here either:

http://www.apple.com/ios/homekit/
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LD

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Follow your second link. Scroll down and you'll see a link to HomeKit enabled devices. He MyQ is listed. http://www.apple.com/us/shop/accessor...

Further, I posted a screenshot of my conversation with Apple and they repeatedly state it is compatible.
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Niagara Guy

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There is no excuse, for the timeframe of this delay. I work in IT and if my staff took this long to get a product to market they would be fired. Response month after month with no movement is absurd. Chamberlain keeps on saying that it is only a firmware update where other companies design a completely new product have it manufactured and bring it to market in less time. Either they just don't care where they have the wrong people on the job.
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We can all cry and scream as much as we want but that's not going to make that feature magically appear. Again, there are multiple posts from Chamberlain here confirming it IS coming. I bought the MyQ Garage on the basis that it was upgradable in the future (via firmware update) to gain HomeKit. If you bought this product hoping the update was coming any second now, you gambled based on your own assumption since there is no claim from Chamberlain anywhere I can find confirming a timeline for release. All the whining and conspiracy theory posts here... Geez.
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And I'll remind everyone again, if you are reasonably technical you can add HomeKit support today for the MyQ via Homebridge. It works flawlessly for me https://github.com/nfarina/homebridge
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Actually it says "Shop the Apple site for HomeKit-enabled products" which takes you to the home automation section. Many of those products are not HomeKit compatible. Home Automation ≠ HomeKit. It's simply the area where you can "Shop" for HomeKit products.

Also, let's get our labels correct: "HomeKit Compatible" and "HomeKit Enabled" are 2 different things. The MyQ Garage is HomeKit Compatible. HomeKit features will be enabled via a future firmware update from Chamberlain. "HomeKit Enabled" means it works right out of the box.
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Dude, I don't care to argue with you. It's confusing the way they've linked it, worded it, and with the mis-information from Chamberlain and so I asked Apple to clarify. They assured me multiple times it worked with HomeKit. I posted a screenshot from that conversation. It doesn't work with HomeKit. End of story.

HomeKit has not only firmware but hardware requirements. I don't know if the device is even technically capable of being upgraded via firmware.

But if you feel better about yourself by being right then you win. Happy new year.
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John Matero

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Dude, you're the one who is confused. Apple is right. It's HomeKit Compatible. Chamberlain hasn't enabled HomeKit yet. The 2016 Hyundai Sonata is CarPlay compatible. The cars have been on the road for months. Hyundai is enabling CarPlay via an update beginning next month. This isn't about me being right. It's about consumers confused between compatible and enabled. Your confusion thinking HomeKit Compatible meant it would work out of the box has you disappointed. Don't shoot the messenger.
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LD

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Semantics. Happy new year.
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John Matero

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Compatible:
Able to exist and occur together without conflict.

Enable:
To make a device, system, or feature operational.

Happy New Year to you, too.
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Scott Weidig

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@John here you go, but in reading your responses you already know this: http://www.chamberlain.com/chamberlai...

Cheers and Happy New Year All!
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Yawn.
Ok there's HomeKit compatible stuff like Eve. Chamberlain is not one of them. Period. Won't buy more until they are. Period.
By the way I had to explain "HomeKit" to my local bestbuy staff. Not one of them had ever heard the word. Groan. Yawn. Whatever.
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LD

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Android is HomeKit compatible by that definition
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While this is taking a long time for "us", everyone here is clearly an early adopter and in a small minority.  Chamberlain will release the update when they are ready.  In my opinion they have stated so many times that a software update will do the trick that I actually believe it now. 
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As TomW22 states, for those of you that are 'tech-savvy' and impatient for Chamberlain to officially release support, there is a work-around.  Install the Homebridge NodeJS kit at https://github.com/nfarina/homebridge.  Install the LiftMaster plugin and configure the config.json file and you're good to go.  
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I saw this on Twitter yesterday.  Hopefully we'll see an update soon
https://twitter.com/ChamberlainDIY/status/681860663287787520
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I'm eager to get a HomeKit garage door opener, but I'm sure not buying anything until I see a posting here from other customers saying "Yay! It's now working with HomeKit!" Keeping my $$$ until then.
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Don't hold your breath, HomeKit and timers for lights are not on their to do list, this year. Maybe next year, or the year after, or the one after that. At least I know to only buy what is available yesterday, not what is going to be available tomorrow. Tomorrow does not seam to come, its always just a day away.
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Official Response
To keep all of the HomeKit questions together, we are closing this thread. To see our lastest update on Homekit, please visit https://myqcommunity.chamberlain.com/chamberlainmyq/topics/homekit-update-1-6-16
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