myQ-G0301 No HomeKit?!

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Hello all, I just purchased the myQ-G0301 and was assured it was Homekit compatible. I followed the instructions and the unit operates my garage just fine; however, I can’t get the hub to connect to HomeKit. I’ve read numerous threads here that talk about scanning/entering the HomeKit access code and none of the documentation that came with the hub has anything HomeKit on it. Is there a way to still add the hub to HomeKit?

Thanks to all!
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Rudy

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starbrite13613

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I believe you would need to add:

https://www.liftmaster.com/for-homes/...
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Rudy

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Hmmm...so you’re saying I basically need 3 separate items to operate my garage via HomeKit, right?
1. Wi-Fi Hub
2. Door Sensor
3. 819LMB

I do have an old, non-myQ garage door opener.

Thanks for the reply:)
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I think so. My doors are older and I had to add the

https://www.amazon.com/Chamberlain-MY...

Then, before HomeKit would work, I had to get the Bridge.

Good luck!
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Cool, thanks for the help!
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Rocky Koehler

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Rudy,

This Youtube video worked for me, check it out.

https://youtu.be/6b5Y1EwXfTo

Rock
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Hey Rocky and Starbrite, that helps...do you know what “learn button” he’s talking about if I’m using the retrofit myQ-G0301 system (i.e. the garage door opener on my wall is the old school single button with no learn feature)?
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starbrite13613

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If yours is like mine (with the old doorbell switches), the learn button is under the cover on the ceiling unit where the bulb is.
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Rudy

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The same one used to pair the hub?
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If you are referring to the Learn button referenced at about 3:18 in the video, that is the Learn button that would be on the motor unit under the cover.
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It is the yellow round button on the motor unit under the bulb cover.
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Rudy

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Ok, I’ve got it now. The confusion was my motor unit doesn’t have a cover...it is an old Liftmaster from 1985 but it does have a green button on back that I used to pair the myQ Garage Hub with no problem.. I’ll use it to learn for the Bridge as well. My bridge should be delivered today and I think I’m all set now... thank you both for your help!
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I can’t seem to get straight answer anywhere on the web. Does this unit have built-in Homekit? Most of what I read points to no but then I found this on the Chamberlain website which suggests that it is built-in and that there is no need for a Home Bridge:

https://www.chamberlain.com/CatalogRe...
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Well, I received official notification by Chamberlain support that the above reference material on their website is INCORRECT. The Home Bridge is necessary regardless of what version of the Smart Garage Hub you have if you want HomeKit compatibility.


Although disappointing that Chamberlain did not bundle HomeKit compatibility directly into the Smart Garage Hub, I was offered free 2 day shipping on the Home Bridge and am satisfied with the customer service I received on this issue.


Hope this helps anyone else trying to get a clear answer on this issue. I suspect the link above will be removed very soon.
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I am a home automation junkie. I love things that work FOR me. I have multiple Amazon Echoes (all styles), wireless switches, plugs, doorbells, alarms, etc.. when I saw the MyQ several years ago, I couldn’t wait to get one and set it up! Now, about three years later, I am sorry I ever did!

Ever since the first month the MyQ was installed I’ve gotten false readings. Went round and round with their forum tech support on causes, which appeared to turn out to be that it was too WINDY for my sensor to work correctly. What?!? WIND can affect alert notices of doors opening/closing?!?

MyQ CONSTANTLY loses its connection and causes the phone app to not work. When I bought it, one of the sole purposes for doing so was to give my father-in-law an easy way to be able to open any of our garage doors from either of his vehicles without having to get out first. Needless to say, MyQ has only cost me more in time and aggravation tech supporting my father-in-law than it has been worth. He’s not tech savvy and when the app doesn’t save his password or errors out without an understandable error, he loses his mind. Keep in mind, he’s 80 years old, too. I need a garage opener that just WORKS.

Then we were all promised that our MyQ would work with  HomeKit, which took FOREVER to come out, and if you weren’t a member of their tech support forum by a certain date you missed out on getting the free bridge that allowed you to connect to HomeKit. And once it came in, it still didn’t work as advertised.

I spent a couple hours installing the bridge when it finally came in. Got everything all set up in  Home. Set a schedule to automatically close my doors each evening, since my kids are NOTORIOUS for taking out the trash and leaving doors open. Then about a month later when I logged in to the app on my iPhone I got a notice telling me that scheduling was no longer supported on the MyQ openers! It would still work on my Chamberlain door with built in WiFi, but the three doors I PAID EXTRA to add this functionality to would no longer support it! And to top it off, if you wanted to add IFFT, you have to PAY a freakin’ subscription fee!!!

I am so tired of MyQ and their epic failure that I’ve ordered a new Tailwind IQ3 system to try. It says it does all the things I’m looking for, INCLUDING Alexa integration. I’ve had several questions and their tech support has been awesome! (Thanks, Scott!)