Smart Garage Hub HomeKit Integration Help...

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I just got my Smart Garage Hub working with my garage door opener.  I have the MyQ app installed and it's working.  I allowed access to HomeKit when I was asked.

In the MyQ app under "Manage Places" I see:
MYQ Places:
Home
MyQ Serial No: nnnnnnn

HomeKit Home:
Home (Primary Home)

But I don't see the MyQ in Apple's Home app or in the MyQ HomeKit section.

How do I actually add the MyQ to HomeKit?

When I go to Apple's Home app and try to add a device it is asking for the HomeKit code and there is no HomeKit code anywhere on the smart hub, on the box, or on the instruction manual.
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You need the Home Bridge as well to enable HomeKit compatibility.
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Ahh, so I need ANOTHER device.  Does this have to go in the garage with the Smart Garage Hub or does it just need to be on the same Wifi?  Running out of plugs in my garage.
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Pretty sure it needs to go in the garage with the hub.
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You first need need to install one Chamberlain product that allows you to manage your garage doors with the Chamberlain App.  I'm using the "MyQ Smart Garage Hub" which allows me to control up to 2 garage doors of various models.  I have one Craftsman and one Chamberlain door hooked up.

I think you might be able to use the "MyQ Internet Connectivity Kit" or one of several "MyQ" enabled garage door openers.

Once you get the garage door opener working with the MyQ app, you can install the "MyQ Home Bridge", which allows you to control MyQ devices via Siri.

1) Install "MyQ Home Bridge" on current network by using the MyQ app and scanning the code on the back of the bridge.
2) Transfer your current MyQ controlled devices over to the "MyQ Home Bridge".

Once you transfer your current devices over, the "MyQ Home Bridge" is the hardware that the MyQ App and Siri uses.  The "MyQ Smart Garage Hub", "MyQ Internet Connectivity Kit", or a MyQ enabled door opener is still required.

Hope this helps.
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One more thing to note:
1) iPhone needs to be on the same WiFi network as the "MyQ Home Bridge" in order to work.
2) External access can be turned on following Apple's requirements, which are either an iOS 10+ iPad that remains at the home, or an AppleTV 4th Gen device.

I have neither an iPad that stays at home, nor an AppleTV, so as soon as my iPhone leaves my home WiFi network, Siri control/Home Kit does not work. 

You CAN still use the Chamberlain MyQ app when away from the WiFi network.
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jalanjarosz, thank you for taking the time to provide this feedback. Chuck
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You need to scan the Bridge into the Home app. Follow this You-Tube Video, I did and my system works fine.
https://youtu.be/6b5Y1EwXfTo
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Rocky, Thanks for sharing! Chuck