Why doesn't this work with Homekit?

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I got the new MyQ for Xmas and I am disappointed that it doesn't come with Homekit unless I buy MyQ Home Bridge. I thought the new version released in OCT would have it. So you want me to spend $150+ to make it work? 

Bad buy 
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Chris Cannon

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Hi Chris, we created MyQ Home Bridge to connect Apple HomeKit to MyQ enabled garage door openers. The cost of the Home Bridge is currently $69.99, as seen here: http://bit.ly/2xQj655. Let me know if you have any more questions. Thanks, Chuck
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For those of us who have a MyQ GDO in my case it's a Chamberlain WD1000W, the literature regarding the new MyQ Home Bridge is a bit vague.  I mistakenly believed that my Chamberlain WD1000W supported Apple HomeKit out of the box with no additional hardware needed.  Therefore I ignored all the flyers prompting me to buy the MyQ Home Bridge at the introductory price of $49 and to top it off I was NEVER notified that if I signed up on this forum and submitted a questionnaire that I would have gotten the MyQ Home Bridge for free.  It's infuriating that I have to pay full price but it's even more infuriating that I was led to believe that HomeKit would work with my GDO with no additional hardware.  And lets not forget that it was advertised that IFTTT would be free of monthly fees and now Chamberlain has decided to ignore that and now wants us to pay monthly subscription fees just so the GDO can communicate with and turn on my flood lights when I open the door.  This company disgusts me to no end.
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Yes Chris not sure where you got the $150 price tag but I personally believe the version you got as a gift was probably old stock. Why not see if the person who gifted it to you has a receipt you might be able to exchange it for a newer one without homekit built in but that ultimately means the store has to have one of the newer unit I stock
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Michael Parker

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That link says $99.99
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Michael Parker

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That’s the whole unit you don’t need that unless you refund your existing one. to add HomeKit to the one you have you just need the bridge. It’s if I remember correctly $69. That on par with HomeKit brides other companies sell for
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the $99 Gateway version includes HomeKit.
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JDMAN

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It's $99 on Amazon. Just clicked on your link. This is the "all-in-one" solution the included the garage opening  + closing and HomeKit.
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Michael Parker

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Perhaps a Chamberlain rep can confirm if mode MYQ-G0301 does indeed include HomeKit support without the need for the bridge?
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Yeah. Me too. Arrrggghhhh
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Chris Cannon

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MyQ CM - If you can throw in free shipping. I will buy right now! 
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Sorry, no free shipping. Lauren
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How do I get the HomeKit Bridge without paying for Chamberlain' outrageous shipping costs?
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Michael Parker

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If you have an always on computer you could use homebridge for free. I used that until I got my HomeKit bridge
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the question of why chamberlain (and all other major garage door manufactures) do NOT support HOMEKIT integrated into their smart products (i.e. no bridge required) goes to apples push for required MFi chips into manufactures hardware(s).  I'm not against MFi (with the added layer of security that comes with it), however, apple went one direction while the entire smart device world went another .... so apple's playing catchup on this ...

with ios 10, apple removed the hardware requirement, yet still mandated the emulation of this via software ... most (if not all) smart device manufacturers don't support the minimum requirements to *software emulate* MFi functionality.

the industry solution was to *smart bridge* (a de-coupled, centralized, vendor specific piece of middleware) that performed/met apples MFi requirements ... potentially, this could require *bridges* for each non-MFI/homekit piece of hardware customers may have ... this solution (for me) is not convincing and just provides another point of failure.

solution:  wait.   wait until manufactures integrate homekit within each raw device (i.e.  no bridge required).
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Michael Parker

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Because Apple previously had hardware requirements and companies put a ton of money into r&d amd developement to make and release a bridge which chamberlain does have mines HomeKit compatible
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I can’t get the garage door added to the HomeKit and I tried with homebridge and it’s not add the garage door to the HomeKit so I control it there. But it works from the app as it’s connected perfectly to WiFi .
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Michael Parker

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Do you have the HomeKit bridge? The door opener Ed themselves do not connect to HomeKit the bridge does

It looks like this

https://www.chamberlain.com/ca/myq®-h...