HomeKit Update 1/6/16

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Chamberlain is a HomeKit partner. We are reviewing our product plans for HomeKit integration. Select Chamberlain MyQ-enabled products will support HomeKit. This includes specific Chamberlain Wi-Fi Garage Door Openers with Smartphone Control and a HomeKit version of Chamberlain MyQ Garage.

 - The Chamberlain MyQ Team

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John Matero

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Thanks for the update! Looking forward to asking Siri to open/close my door via MyQ Garage (soon I hope?)
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what kind of update doesn't have an ETD? 
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I just wrote to chamberlain and then spoke to a technical rep. She confirmed none of their myq openers have the required HomeKit compatible chip for now. I will see what they reply in writing, but the lady seemed to be quite and almost painfully aware of this question and double checked. They are NOT HomeKit compatible.
I do not know given the safety protocols in modern openers whether a simple bridge a la Hue will be available or even possible.
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She's wrong. They do have the chip, at least according to some old press releases.
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Does anyone know the actual chip, as in name/maker/model number that is inside the MyQ-2021?

That chip either has the capability to comply with Apple's encryption or not.

From the sounds of it, Chamberlain maybe hires people from Wells Fargo to make sure you have the highest quality abuse and deception available. Clearly customer service, honesty and communication are very low priorities for Chamberlain.

Doc
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I'm assuming it will be on this Apple Support page when or if it's finally available: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204903
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I think I'm going to give this one a shot: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/no...
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The nold Homekit version isn't available yet, FWIW.  
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Don Sullivan

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They've published a delivery schedule of February, 2017. Not too far out so I'll be keeping a close watch since it doesn't look like Chamberlain will ever delivery
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Nold is Bluetooth only dont think they can be "Homekit" compatible with only Bluetooth, it defeats the purpose of the 4th gen AppleTV or leave at home iPad to act as a hub if your NOLD is out of Bluetooth range.
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Hi Don,

I noticed that your comment regarding timing is incorrect. Chamberlain is aiming to make the MyQ Home bridge available for sale on Chamberlain.com in late April, not February. 
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Looks like Nold is going to miss their February launch date. I just asked their customer support chat on https://nold.io/  and they told me that "their goal" is to have a HomeKit enabled device by April. Doesn't look like they've publicly published any update to the February timeframe though...
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I wonder if we should do a class action lawsuit.  I too purchased the garage door opener for this very feature and they have yet to provide it.
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Robert Calhoun

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Are you kidding me???? Be patient!
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Well it is false advertisement, and the Garage opener is terrible anyway and only works 70% of the time it's slow and has poor response and awful app interface
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Chamberlain is definitely take a long time to just release the home bridge. I find it unfair that they are charging us $50.
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Well, no lawsuit but I am upset as well. I bought it "knowing" that home-kit was coming in April. If I had not seen the CES news, I wouldn't have bought it.
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I've loved having the MyQ product for the past 2-3 years. Since December/January 2016/2017 I've heard through the "grapevine" they would be releasing a Homekit compatible hub in April. It's April 25th now and still no word or the slightest peep from Chamberlain. They still have a few days left to come through, but goodness gracious I'm checking their website like every other day even though I signed up to be notified of the hub release. Leviton has come through on their April-availability of their homekit compatible light switches.

[Chamberlain] You've got a lot of folks eager to use your product with Apple Homekit. Like Sonic the Hedgehog would say, "I'm waaaaaaaaaaitiiiiiiiiing...." :)
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Will this be homekit?
The Chamberlain MYQ-G0201 MyQ Garage Door Control
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If I interpret this vague statement clearly it means a newer version of the MyQ Door Control will be HomeKit compatible, not the MyQ-G0201 that we all currently have.
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Kishi Talati

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Exactly.... If I'm going to buy a new device.. Not sure I'll stick with this company.
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Hello The Chamberlain MyQ Team,
I'm looking into purchasing the LW9000WF currently available at Lowe's. Is that specific My-Q enabled Wi-Fi Garage Door Opener with Smartphone Control going to support HomeKit?
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I'm curious about this too, as I just spent $600 on 2 LW9000WF units today at my local Lowe's store! 
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This is perhaps worse than before. Does this mean the MyQ-G0201 will be updated? The response I got from the official support person implied that it would be, but it is also vague. 

Will MyQ-G0201 be updateable to be HomeKit compatible as has been stated for months? It's a simple question, please provide a yes or no.
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Probably like Phillips Hue. Have to buy new bridge. This stinks but probably the way it's going to go down. Shame on these companies. Not sure why they can't do firmware update. Good grief, what year is this?!?
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Chris, a firmware upgrade can't add new hardware. Apple requires that devices can handle 3072-bit key based encryption before they can interoperate with HomeKit, for security reasons. Most earlier home automation kit had weaker (or no) security, and nobody was building in more powerful hardware than was needed at the time for obvious cost reasons.
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Integrating with HomeKit requires the devices have a Wi-Fi chip that has been approved by Apple for the program, it's not the manufacture who just wants to make more money doing this. But, I totally agree that it sucks.
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Wow! This has got to be the most non-informational "update" that I've ever seen. The good news is for folks that want to leverage HomeKit with the MyQ system can leverage the homebridge project. I've been using that and it works great so far. I'm no longer waiting on these folks to be straight with customers about what version of their products will support HomeKit and how.
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I'm with you... I took the time over the Christmas period to setup the Homebridge project and it is working beautifully... albeit, it is somewhat of a 'kludge' for how it works for Chamberlain but at this point, it works and that is far better than getting frustrated with Chamberlain in delivering their product.
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Yeah, I set that up a while ago, after I realized they were never going to support my non "WiFi" MyQ garage door opener. Shame it doesn't know whether the door is open or closed, but I use siri to open and close the door surprisingly frequently.
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Grant Fengstad

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I have tried a variety of 'HomeKit' based iPhone apps and quite like the one from Eve.  It shows the state of devices, including my garage door.

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James Willis

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my favorite is iDevices, but I have Eve as well. Problem I have is that if I use anything but Homekit to open or close the door the status gets out of sync. And most of the time I use my homelink or the actual button by the door.
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Which homebridge plugin did you us for controlling the MyQ?
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James Willis

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I only remember there being one liftmaster/chamberlain plug-in available.
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Kyle Copeland

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homebridge-liftmaster is the plugin that works with MyQ on both brands
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Grant Fengstad

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I am using the homebridge-liftmaster plugin (the only one available).  It is working just fine.
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Cool beans. I was looking for MyQ. I have the one that can be added on to many existing openers. Hopefully it will work with that.

Related. Have any of you tried using raspberry pi for your homebridge server?
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I'm using homebridge with the MyQ - no issues.  I thought about raspberry pi but implemented the homebridge NodeJS server on an older Mac mini I have on my home network.
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Also...will siri open the garage door if your phone is locked?
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James Willis

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I also use a Mac Mini that is also my media server. If you have Siri enabled on lock screen then yes it will. If you are concerned about that you can disable siri on the lock screen. I believe it is all or nothing...
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Grant, so Eve correctly reports the status (open/closed) of your door, even when you open/close it from different devices e.g. a Homelink control in a car?
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Not concerned about Siri unlocking it. Actually the opposite. Most of the time my phone is locked and so I can't start audible or podcasts until I unlock. So frustrating.

Thanks for the info ya'll (read that with a texas drawl)
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Yes, the garage door opens and closes by Siri if the iPhone is locked.  You need to ensure that Siri is enabled on the lock screen  (Settings -> Touch ID & Passcode -> Siri).
Eve correctly reports the state of the garage door regardless of how it is opened.  That is based on the detection sensor which is place on the garage door from the MyQ system.
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Gregory, Siri is smart enough to play a podcast now as well if you tell her the name of it.
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James Willis

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Grant, Hmm, must be a difference in that I have an opener with MyQ built in (one of the early ones that were not "WiFi".), the MyQ app gets that status right, but Homekit can't seem to keep track of it.
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James. You're right, it does work on podcasts when locked. Still no luck on Audible though.
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Thanks for the homebridge tip. I will be setting this up on my home server tonight! 

EDIT: spoke too soon. Requires node.js version 0.12 or higher, which my server doesn't support (ARM v5 CPU... apparently Node dropped support for this). Oh well.

EDIT 2: Got this working on a Raspberry Pi 2. It's great. MyQ HomeKit integration with no waiting for Chamberlain or purchase of new hardware...
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Any links or tutorials you can share for others?
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Got it working using homebridge on a Linux laptop. The problem is that it's flaky. Siri will open the garage door quickly but will not close it.
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John Smith

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Sounds like my children. spank Siri
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I'm looking forward to the HomeKit upgrade!
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LD

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But of what? Chamberlain hasn't said what will or won't be upgradeable.
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Bob Benedetti

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So in other words they were lying when they said our current MYQ garage door openers would be Homekit enabled with a firmware update. Not surprised..disappointed but not surprised because it was the promise of Homekit compatiblity that led me to MYQ
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I think that's what we will be getting, right?  Its a long wait thats for sure but I am reading that we should have the proper hardware.
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I'm a builder and have installed older non-wifi models of My Q in my home and several customer's homes. We were promised a future firmware upgrade would make compatible with HomeKit. Now we are told this is not the case? Unless LiftMaster provides a free or DEEPLY discounted bridge to work with HomeKit, I will express my anger by not using their openers in future.
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I'm with you. Someone else will fill the gap if they don't live up to their promises. I bought the MyQ for the same reason.
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This is complete BS that a major company like Chamberlain can't get their &^%& together. There is no way in hell that a fireware update will get MYQ to work with HomeKit. Honeywell also promised that the Lyric was going to be Homekit compatible but then they release another Lyric with "Works with Homekit" sticker on the box and only those models worked. Simple solution was the buy the new Lyric and return my old one in the same box. I feel like I'll be doing that with MYQ as well :(
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So "and a HomeKit version of Chamberlain MyQ Garage" means that they lied to me/us about my existing unit just requiring an update to the firmware, the previous thread (https://myqcommunity.chamberlain.com/chamberlainmyq/topics/homekit-setup-and-integration?utm_source=...) contains many comments from Dawn on here stating it would work.
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It was those comments which informed my purchase. Comments from an official employee stating it would be upgradeable. I'd like to know if the MyQ-G0201 is actually able to be upgrade to be HomeKit compatible or not. It seems like a very simple question yet Chamberlain refuses to give us a straight answer.
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It is my opinion that Chamberlain has been intentionally deceptive regarding HomeKit support. The only way I will buy another Chamberlain product is if I receive HomeKit support for MyQ garage at no additional cost to me. If that means they ship me a new hub for free then that is their problem, not nine.
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This is clearly fraud by Chamberlain. Time for all of us to contact the FTC and file complaints https://www.ftc.gov/news-events/media-resources/truth-advertising 
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Folks.. this is the most honest update I have seen so far from Chamberlain.  HomeKit has very specific security requirements and each device must have an encryption chipset included in the product that secures the communication between the device and the HomeKit framework.  Devices can not be HomeKit upgraded without that chipset, so unless somehow Chamberlain had the foresight and information to include this in the MyQ product prior to HomeKit being announced, it is going to require a new MyQ smart hub.
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Sure, but they should at the very least be giving a discount on a Homekit hub that will support existing MyQ devices. Much like Philips did with the new Hue hub.
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Grant Fengstad

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I agree with you.  They should provide a special upgrade price for existing owners of the MyQ hub to move to the HomeKit enabled MyQ hub.
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Devin

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If that's the case, they can keep it.  I'm not willing to increase my hub farm just for Homekit.   
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James Willis

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I already have a hub, it would be a replacement
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As annoying as it is, this makes sense. Nest, Hue and others have had to rev their hardware to support HomeKit - it's not just a money grab. However, it's bad that Chamberlain's reps were disseminating bad information regarding this, encouraging people to buy hardware based on misinformation.
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FYI, Nest does not and probably will never support HomeKit due to it's Google-ness.
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Frank Petrallo

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Boo
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Sounds good, just bought the MyQ a few days ago, it's going back to the store. Thanks for the announcement.
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I just received this official response from support regarding the MyQ G0201. Thy state it has it but just isn't enabled. Then comes the canned response about their new model. So it's still vague as to whether or not it will actually be upgraded. But they are confirming it CAN be upgraded. I guess. I'd like a straightforward answer. Seems like a simple enough question.
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Maybe just posting a compatibility list would make sense (and save a lot of speculation that gets us nowhere)
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LD

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It really would be that simple
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Yup it would definitely be that simple. What's interesting here is they probably believe that this statement would clear everything up for everyone. I agree what would clear things up would be a compatibility list (yes, no, maybe) for all of their devices that would set our minds at ease. Either way it's laughable what passes as viable customer communication these days. *shrug*
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Devin

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Yet they don't do it.....wonder why.
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James Willis

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They would seem to have made claims on packaging, websites etc. for Homekit compatibility that have driven people to purchase from them. If they are unable to satisfy these, they will have some legal responsibility to make it right.
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LD

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They officially state the MyQ-G0201 will be supported.

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Devin

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When was that model released?  I still find it curious how Chamberlain is supposedly making products Homekit compatible that were out prior to Homekit really getting off the ground.  Philips hue, Lutron Caseta, August Lock, Honeywell Lyric, and others all needed new hardware.        
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It's dependent on various chipsets that meet certain requirements. If they built the hardware with said chipsets they could, in theory, update the firmware to support it. Many of the other products you mention were out well before HomeKit and simply didn't have compatible chipsets.
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Seems like Apple could send a command to the MyQ app and have the app send along the open command to the hub->opener.
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Grant Fengstad

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That will not happen.  In order for that to be possible, Apple will need to pass the command to MyQ with the user credentials for the App.  This contravenes the security and privacy stance that Apple is taking.  Their clear direction for home automation is for vendors to support the HomeKit protocol.
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Another speculation is that MyQ will communicate directly with Apple TV 4 (that acts as a home hub) via home Wi-Fi after initial setup is complete to exchange the encryption keys). At least in my understanding, this is how Philips Hue works (after Hue bridge is paired with HomeKit). It doesn't go through Philips web service.
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I understand the skepticism due to other products that were supposed to support homekit and ended up being incompatible but to be fair, Chamberlain has always said the MyQ-G0201 will be supported. They've said it multiple times in a perfectly clear way but if you want to assume the worst from vague comments I suppose that's your prerogative.
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Agreed. In fact, there's a post further up in the HomeKit thread where they announced HomeLink functionality was coming to the current MyQ Garage device in 2016. I'm going to start labeling these folks "Grassy Knollers".

I think the problem here is that the comms, marketing, and tech support teams at Chamberlain are not functioning as a team. Each is providing their own versions of multiple statements. They need to get on the same page which would go a long way towards shutting down the skepticism.
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Ben, I'm curious, is the MYQ-G0201 supported yet? I guess that I'm just wondering at what point does it even matter... For instance, if they do support it sometime in 2023 does that count? Or is there a time limit before the people who were "assuming the worst from vague comments" were correct? And the multiple times in a perfectly clear way starts to seem misleading or incorrect? Just kind of looking back over the posts here and wondering if any of the fans have acknowledged that people like John weren't just Negative Nancies or Debbie Downers...
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At this point I'm just going to wait and see.  To be truthful, I don't even have an iPhone.  My wife and two teens do.  I was trying to decide if Homekit was the direction I want to take my home automation.  At this point, Google is moving so slow with their version of Homekit, I'm pretty sure I'll get the 7 when it comes out.  
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I'm hoping that we all didn't purchase the MyQ on promises only to be told that we have to but it again to get HomeKit integration. 
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That would be a wonderful initiation on a lawsuit. False adverstising, etc. keep it up chamberlain, keep trolling us along with false hopes and lyes, you find yourself getting sued. Your choice, we customers demand answers- dont let a wifi garage opener ruin your company.
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My only question now is "Will Chamberlain take my MyQ Garage back or do I need to go to the retailer?" I can buy a Smartthings hub and the stuff to control GDO for close to the price of MyQ Garage and it will at least work with SOMETHING to schedule the light and control the door.
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Does anyone know if the Retrofit kit will be compatible with homekit?
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Johnny59020

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Which retrofit are you referring to?
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I smell a class-action lawsuit in the air... We all have proof we were promised and bought a product that was advertised as HomeKit compatible...
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James Willis

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Without a doubt.
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Jeffrey

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I hope it doesn't come to that and instead Chamberlain does the right thing. I'd encourage all of you to email Chamberlain support with your concern.
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Jon McCullough

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Seconded Jeffrey.  Does anyone recall the HomeKit approximate delivery date for our devices?
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HarrySamuel

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The answer is the same as last year "It will work sometime this year" that answer works for next year too.
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Johnny59020

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I'm sure they'd find a way out of it just like they've found a way out of a solid answer or release date.
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Ryan Lovejoy

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If your box says homekit compatible and its not, turn them in to the bbb, bet they move they a@&'s then- this is nuts- they lie about IFTTT and HomeKit, what a wonderful company, they lost this customer, not worth the bull
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Liars - STILL WAITING CHAMBERLAIN!!???.. WTF GET UR CRAP TOGETHER- you know how many people you have made HATE your company!? Is it worth losing your customer base over empty promises !? And this Dawn character, why are you even paying her!? Might as well have a computer automate your responses- wait looks like you do
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Check out GogoGate!!!  Lots of great features, around the same price point. Includes IFTTT support, Apple Watch Support, Camera Integration support, etc.
https://www.gogogate.com/

I have NOT used it myself.  So I can't give you any personal reviews, but I'm leaning to getting this system in a couple months.  I'm growing old waiting for MyQ to do anything.  IFTTT has has been on their radar for at least a year minimum.  
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Can anyone show me a box that says "HOMEKIT" on it? I have never seen one. Everyone says that the box said homekit, but never seen one.

Your box might say "homelink" but that is a different system.
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LD

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I pressed email support for some sort of clarification. They absolutely refused to give anything more than a vague response despite me pointing them to this thread and showing them the confusion they've caused. I won't be buying another Chamberlain product in the future as it's clear they refuse to be straight with their customers. Absolutely horrible customer service.
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Jim Wyatt

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I had somewhat better luck by phone this morning. See my post below...
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Customer service is very nice, and helpful. BUT customer service can not answer questions that they do not know. Not sure why MANAGEMENT does not tell the tech support people WHAT IS BEING DONE. While I like my garage door, and my lights, I will look at other companies when the time comes.

Sad to see good products with a management team that needs to be fired.

PS Jim, I am waiting on three call backs, and now am totally upset that no one EVER calls back.
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Oh, I NEVER give up. Don't worry. anyone else who is calling, share what you asked, the names of the people you spoke to and what they promised and by when on this thread and we will build a much better document for us to refer back to
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Jim Wyatt

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So... After about 50 minutes on hold this morning, I got to speak to someone named Elizabeth who was incredibly friendly and seemed willing to help to get to the bottom of this, not just for me but for everyone on this forum.

I explained that some of us had been told that certain models would "eventually" work with homekit and that I had also been told that any model with a WF suffix would also be upgraded. Her first response was that they didn't know what the compatibility situation was no, so I explained that this flew in the face of what many of us had been told and that they had a potentially serious situation brewing here, that could easily be dissipated if someone would simply communicate with us directly and clearly as to what the situation is now.

By avoiding the situation (like the Chamberlain reps I tried to get to speak to at CES did) I suggested that they were just making matters worse. We could potentially be a rich source of beta testers for them rather than the angry mob mentality that surfaces every few weeks. I pointed out that a good start would be to explain to us exactly what the cause of the delay was (and to go technical, most of us here seem to be at least aware of the intricacies of the homekit ecosystem) and provide a list of all models that will be natively compatible.

I was told that this would be escalated to management and that someone would call me back within 24 business hours, which I make 10:22am PST Monday.

I told Elizabeth that I would be reporting everything back here to this forum and that it might be a good idea for someone to have a read through it, so be nice, be polite, and give them a chance to do the right thing.

Of course if 10:22 on Monday passes without a call, I will be the first on the phone to them.

If anyone else wants to call to give them more information, they can be reached on  1-800-528-9131

Menu options 3, 1, 3, 2 should speed you through the automated system
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LD

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Thanks for your persistence. This shouldn't be so hard.
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Jim Wyatt

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Agreed. Better the time spent on hold on the phone than just getting angry about information we don't have or think we have
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Thank you for following up on this Jim; I think many of us are all in agreement that we would like Chamberlain to honor their promises and having an answer of "next year" each year along with suggestions of having to purchase more equipment is a very dishonest approach to their original promise of "sending out a software upgrade to our device".
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Okay, just some I'm clear on this:

1) Were we originally told that there would be an update for our systems last year? If so, does anyone have a link to that promise? If so, pushing out to a 12 month window is not an adequate response at all. In fact a 12 month window is really not appropriate for something that has dragged on this long.

2) Have we been explicitly told that we will HAVE to all purchase additional equipment? All I have seen is the extract from the survey shown above. Agreed, it is not a good sign, but as I remember it, we have also been told in the past that not all My-Q products will be compatible, so there is a good chance nothing has changed.

All that said. This has dragged on long enough without adequate updates or action from Chamberlain to customers who have bought products based on the company's promises. Even if they are still on track to deliver what they promised, not keeping us in the loop is going to end up with bad word of mouth for the company and some unfortunate google search results when anyone enters "Chamberlain HomeKit" (The first one is the previous thread that got shut down - oops!)

As I see it, we need a) a road map and b) a compatibility list
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Great you are getting an answer, hey I have a bridge in Brooklyn for sale, need to sell quick, really great price. Need to get the money before Monday at 10:22 : )
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Well, at least I'm trying to do something constructive. Have a lovely weekend
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Randall Jennings

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While I'd love to continue hearing about meaningful updates to this topic, my inbox has been flooded -- over a darned GARAGE DOOR OPENER. Please only post updates to this thread that have substance.
Thank you.
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Grant Fengstad

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Simple solution... if you don't want your inbox flooded, then unsubscribe from updates.
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Devin Pearson

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Curious to hear what they have to say Jim. I ended up returning my two HD950WF units as there is no definitive or published upgrade paths that have been promised for over a year now.
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Any update? Did they get back to you? They simply stopped replying to my support emails.
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Well, they didn't call back (but Heidi, the person my escalation was assigned to is off today, so that was never going to happen), but I got through to someone who had a full record of the conversation I had on Friday and escalated me to Carlos in the escalations department (the same dept as Heidi). He was very honest and open about the situation and, after checking with his supervisor, he emailed me the following statement, which he told me I could post here:

Dear Jim,

Chamberlain is a HomeKit partner. We are reviewing our product plans for HomeKit integration. Select Chamberlain MyQ-enabled products will support HomeKit. This includes specific Chamberlain Wi-Fi garage door openers with Smartphone Control and a HomeKit version of Chamberlain MyQ Garage.

I apologize for any inconvenience on behalf of Chamberlain and we will give more information as it becomes available.

Thank you,

Carlos

Escalation Team

This doesn't really tell us much. I pressed him on a date and for a list of models that will be compatible and he said that they didn't have that available as the just didn't know. I also asked why this still hadn't happened and, again, he didn't know and neither did his supervisor.

At this point, I'm going to assume that HomeKit isn't going to happen with my existing setup any time soon and, until such time as it does, I'm going to go down the HomeBridge route as I still need a opener and I want it to work with HomeKit. Rather than have an embolism, I think at this stage I just need to accept that is how things are. Life's too short!

However, I found that phone seems to be the best way to contact Chamberlain if you want to get in touch with them, and they seemed quite happy to talk to me. They can be reached on  1-800-528-9131 Menu options 3, 1, 3, 2 should speed you through the automated system, then ask to speak to Escalations.

In individual cases, they might be able to help you out, who knows, but speaking as someone who has done their fair share of customer service, be nice, you'll get further.
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That's the same update they've given me, almost word for word, which says absolutely nothing. This is a great example of how NOT to handle product announcements and subsequent customer service. Definitely won't give Chamberlain any more of my business and will warn others to avoid as well.
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Sigh... Thank you Jim, i do appreciate YOUR time in this. As i don't actually have any units since i returned them, i am just going to wait. But Kishi down below me has the right idea.... what other company would like to step up to the plate and give me a HomeKit opener? If your out there, please, take my money! 
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Why are they the only homekit garage opener? Some other company needs to jump in and let us buy from them instead.
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Devin

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My advice.... just walk away.  Homekit is neat and all but surely not worth getting all frustrated and aggravated over.  I love my Chamberlain opener HD950WF.  It works great.  Will it or even can it get a Homekit firmware update? Who knows.  Unsubscribing to this thread.  Nothing personal, its just not going anywhere.  Same issue, same problem rehashed over and over.       
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Devin Pearson

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Yes, just walk away.... from Chamberlain! (sorry, had to) I really hope the 950WF does get the update we were promised... but I'm waiting for confirmation before i re-buy. 
I am waiting too, i come from Spain, I have my myQ chamberlain garage without homekit yet.
In EEUU apple store is avaible the chamberlein my garage???
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I just invested in the Chamberlain MyQ Garage Universal Garage Door Controller that is sold by the Apple Store in their HomeKit section of their website. In trying to figure out how to most cost effectively to create a smart home, I thought the Apple Store's website would be a great place to go. I made the mistake of jumping on the smart-home bandwagon way too early with Z-Wave devices. Now I have a bunch of very expensive, albeit nice looking light switches which I can still use with my Alarm.com system. The rub there is that the more features you tack on to the Alarm.com system the more your monthly bill becomes. HomeKit is a beacon of hope for those of us who want a smart-home without paying a recurring monthly subscription for the privilege. I had great hope that the Chamberlin/LiftMaster MyQ was going to be a great addition to a smarter home. But after reading through this thread, I am beginning to wonder if I should have saved the box and receipt from Lowe's where I actually bought it from (love Apple and all but Lowe's is just down the street and it is the exact same model, MyQ-G0201A). The MyQ app is a no frills app, but it does let me know that I did put the garage door down. I would rather do a handsfree questioning of Siri while I am commuting to work to find that out, but that seems out of the question for the moment.

If I have to buy a new MyQ HomeKit enabled hub for the garage, so be it. I would like to know sooner than later and how much it will cost though, or if my model just needs a firmware update to enable it. Why does this need to be a closely guarded secret? Just let me know if I made another mistake of jumping into something too soon like I did with Z-Wave.

Did anyone else buy the MyQ-G0201A model?
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If you are comfortable with computers, you might want to look into setting up https://github.com/nfarina/homebridge.

I did this over the weekend and it's given me MyQ - HomeKit integration that works great. No need to wait for Chamberlain, and I suspect my ~2 year old MyQ stuff will not be officially supported ever anyway.

The same software may also offer a way for you to integrate your existing Z-Wave devices with HomeKit, and perhaps stop having to pay Alarm.com (although you'd have to do a little more research to figure out if that's possible).

I'm running homebridge on a Raspberry Pi that cost $35 and sits in the closet (just so that I have something that's always on), but you can easily try it out on any computer.
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Thank you - I will give that a try. The system intergrates great with Alarm.com. But I feel I want to steer toward HomeKit .
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Agree. Set up Homebridge and have HomeKit with my myQ 0201A and even got it to control my AVRs and Samsung TV. Which means I only have point my wife to one app (the Eve) to control the whole house. She was always confused on which app to open to control which device. Siri integration with MyQ works pretty well but can't command door open unless you unlock phone. Which is probably a necessary precaution.
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James Willis

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Jesse, you don't need to unlock your phone. You can hive siri work without unlocking, you just need to set it that way.
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Thanks. I was exhausted from figuring out how to interpret install instructions from Linux to my Mac Mini that I just thought "good enough." I'll do some research. That would be my preference.
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James Willis

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Jesse, Settings > Touch ID & Passcode

"Allow access when locked"

Siri - On/Off
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That did the trick.  Thanks James.  
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Actually, this does not work.  Going into Settings -> Touch ID & Passcode enabling Siri access when locked works for most things.  Apple has defined door locks and garage doors as "higher security" within HomeKit and Siri will not perform the actions on these items if the phone is in a locked state.  Makes sense 'cause essentially anyone could get your phone and unlock your home with their voice.
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James Willis

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Umm, it does work...
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James Willis

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BTW, anyone who got your keys could unlock your house without using their voice.
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Grant Fengstad

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I've had situations where I interface through Siri with the phone locked and am advised that I must unlock my phone.  
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James Willis

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For this specific thread, for garage door openers using Homebridge I have never had to do that.
but, is your myQ internet gateway device compatible and working with apple homekit now??????????????
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Robin Miller

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Yes... 
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James Willis

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Jose, yes it is working via Homebridge. I actually had to make a change to the script to make it give me the correct open/close status. Trying to get that fix into the official code.
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Interesting - what issue did you have? Mine is working correctly with no changes.
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You can read about it at the bottom here: https://github.com/nfarina/homebridge-liftmaster/issues/11

Submitting a Pull request for the code now
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Ah, very nice catch. I realize that I may actually be running into the same issue, I just hadn't noticed, since whenever I've asked Siri for the door status, it has actually been closed. I'll test that when I get home tonight. I also have a separate MyQ hub and door opener.
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I only can open/close by the chamberlain APP, where do you make a change to the script to make it give me the correct open/close status???????
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My fix doesn't change the ability to open or close it. I never had a problem with that. My fix just correctly reports the open/close status via Homekit.
I only have Chamberlain MYQ-G0201 working with app, do I need anything else for works with Homekit?
Thanks in advance
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Read back through this thread, for the options available.
I don ́t speak english, and using translator I am missing something in this thread...

I only need answer for this two questions:

1- if I have MYQ-G0201 working with app, do I need anything else for works with HomeKit?

2- can I do something with a internet  gateway life master 828LM that I have kept in a drawer for works with home kit?
Thanks in advance
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1: No Chamberlain/Liftmaster opener works with Homekit today. You can use an open source solution called Homebridge to work around it. That may be difficult if you don't speak English.
ok, So I guess the the hub of Chamberlain that is on sale in apple store will be an accessory for final  client without knowledge of open source Homebridge...

I thought the old hub MYQ-G0201would work with homekit simply an update of the app...
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Almost certainly the old hardware hub will NOT work with Homekit via an update. Be careful because as I stated NONE of the Chamberlain hardware currently works with Homekit no matter what the box says or how it is being presented.
Thanks you, then the only way to do work our MYQ-G0201with homekit is using Homebridge,
 I think it's something for advanced users....
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James Willis

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Yes.
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I set up geofencing with my Ecobee3 and Triggers with the iDevice app. My garage now opens and thermostat changes to comfortable when I get a block from home. I'm living in the future folks.
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How the heck did you get myq working with idevices app
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Edward Johnston

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How the heck did you get myq working with idevices app
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Any update on when Homekit-compatible hub will be available in Canada? I have been checking the Chamberlain website since the Homekit hub went on sale in the US and still can't place an order. I have three recently-bought garage openers, all connected on an Internet Gateway - that I'm looking to move over to Homekit so it's all integrated together...
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Hi Pascal,

You can purchase the MyQ Home Bridge on LiftMaster.com.

Feel free to let us know if you have any other questions.

-Chuck