So, whatever happened to that update to the MyQ Garage for Homekit?

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These screenshots just came across my twitter feed, and I was curious if Chamberlain had any explanation... 
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Tony Hickham

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well, sorry to burst your bubble, but there are old men in here that were young men when they started waiting for MyQ integration to other platforms... still waiting on google home and alexa!! so dont hold your breath. when they say soon, it means years. not months or weeks. 
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I know it's been years in the making, but it feels wrong that rather than actually deliver on their promises (or their advertised abilities) they would instead tell customers that they need to purchase additional equipment (the new homekit bridge). I'm not a lawyer, but I'm pretty sure what they're doing is illegal. 

Also, Google Home is available (for a recurring monthly fee). 
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It was going to be a software update but Apples HomeKit requirements changed to require a hardware chip the MyQ didn’t have. The only solution was a bridge to add that functionality. Since then Apples requirements changed again and software can be done. But Chamberlain and others in this same boat had already spent a lot of R&D money for the bridge. They need to see returns to this spent money. So you have to buy the bridge for older models and new ones should have it included
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My thought is that because the functionality was advertised on the product packaging and marketing material, and the update was promised through customers through several different communications channels, Chamberlain should provide the bridge to any MyQ garage customers that request one to make amends for the extended delay in providing missing functionality that many assumed the product shipped with (mainly due to false claims on the product packaging) and were later assured they would eventually receive as a free update. 

That would be the right thing to do, but apparently Chamberlain has no moral compass. 
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I bought one a year ago under this false advertisement. I have yet to see any kind of HomeKit integration.... I thought that false advertisement was illegal....
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I thought that false advertisement was illegal....

That was my thought too, but apparently Chamberlain's legal team says otherwise.
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They did integrate it now with the purchase of a bridge or a creative way with some tech savvy help if you run a server or a raspberry Pi
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I helped test that hass component. ;-)
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Laurent Michel

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Could you shed some lights (pointers to the pages?) to the way to do this with your own server or raspberry? I am tech savvy enough.... 
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As much as I would love to help, I'm nervous that Chamberlain would use the information to break the integration (again), especially now that they're trying to make money offering the same integration. 

I'm sure a quick google search would turn up exactly what you're looking for. 
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Found them. Thanks! Seems easy enough. Curious to see what happens!