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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Dawn

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Scott,

I apologize for the delay on this response. Chamberlain is in the process of partnering with Apple for HomeKit. Once this takes place, your MyQ Garage will receive a firmware update and you will be good to go. There will be an announcement when this takes place. 

If you have any more questions, let me know.
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From the posts Chamberlain is getting all the blame for the delay. My guess is Apple is the cause of the delay.

One person has written some code to get around the problem.

I only want the Chamberlain APP to have a timer function for vacation.


Is anyone at Chamberlain listening ??? I am guessing my next garage door will have all these problems solved. 
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We can only speculate on why there's a delay. That said, Lutron, August, Schlage, First Alert, Eve, ecobee, Honeywell, Insteon, Philips, Insipeo, iHome, Temp, iDevices, ConnectSense, and others all released their HomeKit products when iOS 9 became available. Chamberlain's MyQ Garage is the only product I know of that's a no-show. That doesn't sound like Apple is the cause of this delay.

THAT said... If there's a technical glitch that's delaying this, I'd rather Chamberlain just say that. After all, we want a product that works. But just let us know. People have (and continue) to purchase this product because HomeKit. We just want to know it's definitely still coming, but delayed. That would go a long way.
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Agreed. I have only so much patience: I am HomeKit equipping my home now. Not at some unspecified time in the future.
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Agreed about that too. I have about 10 more switched and I am pretty much complete. The difficult thing is Chamberlain is currently the only garage door manuf on the market that has partnered with the Apple on HomeKit. If another door lift manuf gets into the market, I foresee a mass exodus here...
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Agreed about that too. I have about 10 more switched and I am pretty much complete. The difficult thing is Chamberlain is currently the only garage door manuf on the market that has partnered with the Apple on HomeKit. If another door lift manuf gets into the market, I foresee a mass exodus here...
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While we can’t release details without unveiling our product plans, we can say that MyQ Garage will only require a firmware update and the MyQ experience within HomeKit will be worth the wait.

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Any news on a date?
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Not at this time. 
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Michael Willems

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And at THIS time?
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Official Response
We do not have a date for the launch of HomeKit with MyQ. I promise this board will be the first place I post when I have a date. 
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Mark, I am an early adopter of the iHome plug as well and I'm finding the same issue for some of the plugs. Interestingly, I have them set up to go auto on an auto off by time and that always works, but their app is really flaky and often doesn't represent the proper status appropriately. That said, I also have a Lutron devices with their SmartBridge and I was able to pull the plugs into a zone called upstairs and I can leverage Siri to turn off upstairs and it shuts off not only my Lutron lights but also the iHome plugs I do have to be very specific if I say "turn off THE upstairs" it will only turn off the Lutron pieces. But if I say "turn off upstairs" it will catch everything. Hope this helps.
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Alan, yup yup... Sadly or crazily I have both Wink products connected through Amazon Alexa, and Lutron connected through Siri and it all depends on the lights and scenario I am trying for (all to the confusion of my wife). Sadly you can't have a device respond to either you need to have it go one or the other... But that said, right now through Wink, I have a set of lights linked to MyQ so when we open the garage door, that set comes on... However, Wink cannot geofence the MyQ... I still want it to get connected to home kid and Siri because it's difficult to talk to my Amazon echo from my car. One more point to this the Amazon echo is so much more efficient with its all time power and listening then it makes it just so damn convenient to use when walking through a room to get it to control lights. I'm actually considering putting an old iPhone near it that constantly has power to use Siri in the same way to increase that ease of use for my family overall.
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I can have the garage open/close automatically via Smartthings 

I was able to add the MyQ garage doors to Smartthings so I can have it open the doors when my iPhone presence arrives near my home and close after I leave.
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I gave up on the Wink hub. Cloud services were way to unreliable. I have 13 lights in the kitchen area. At best, they would come on one by one. Too many times, one or more simply failed to respond and the hub is 20 feet away with a clear line of sight.

Going forward, my lighting solution will be Lutron with dimmable LEDs. Not buying any more smart light bulbs.

At this point I just want my garage doors and front door to join the party.
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I have been really successful with Wink, but I it is more likely the why... I am using all Lutron lighting controls, no smart bulbs. The reason for my using Wink is to connect to the Amazon echo. But wing then goes and passes those commands to the Lutron switches If and when Amazon can ask directly to the Lutron Smart hub but I could pull wink out of the system Also, if that happened but I probably would be able to control my lighting from both Siri as well as the Amazon echo to a single set of devices Right now it is that the device is either on Wink leveraged through the echo or the device is on the Lutron hub leveraged through Siri.
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Great! Which new year are we talking about?
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Jon McCullough

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After the many promises and length of silence on Chamberlain's part, this seems to be a valid question.
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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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