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After an introduction at CES in January, and an expected launch date of April 2017, Chamberlain's MyQ Home Bridge has today been made available for users to purchase. For users already in the company's MyQ ecosystem, the MyQ Home Bridge will upgrade any MyQ garage door opener with the addition of Apple's HomeKit.

This will allow users to control their garage door with Siri, set scenes within the Home app, and connect a MyQ garage door opener with other HomeKit-enabled devices, so users could make a smart thermostat or light bulb adjust accordingly to when their garage door opens or closes. The company also has a series of MyQ lighting accessories that can be connected to HomeKit, and be controlled with an iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or Apple Watch.

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The MyQ Home Bridge adds smartphone control to your MyQ enabled garage door openers (without built in Wi-Fi) and MyQ lighting. Get peace of mind knowing the main access point to your home is secure. This easy to install product allows you to check the status or control your MyQ products from anywhere.

Never worry again if your garage door is left open. Plus, this product is compatible with Apple HomeKit and Siri Voice Control. If you are an existing MyQ user with an Apple device, upgrade your garage door opener and MyQ lights with HomeKit to make your smart garage even smarter.
Following CES in January, Chamberlain-owned company LiftMaster announced that all of its residential garage door openers will be upgradeable with HomeKit compatibility thanks to the new MyQ Home Bridge. Chamberlain itself also announced a Smart Garage Hub aimed at new members entering the MyQ ecosystem of products, but that has missed its July 2017 launch date and it's unclear when it might debut.

Those interested can purchase the MyQ Home Bridge from Chamberlain's website for an introductory price of $49.99, which will rise to $69.99 sometime in the future. The device's page also has a full list of compatible garage door openers and a quick start guide for installing a new Chamberlain device in your garage.

Article Link: Chamberlain's 'MyQ Home Bridge' Launches, Adding HomeKit to Compatible Garage Door Openers
 

WilliamG

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Looks like this new one is compatible with LiftMaster openers, too? Shipping price is outrageous. Negates the deal pretty much.
 
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Muero

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Looks like this new one is compatible with LiftMaster openers, too? Shipping price is outrageous. Negates the deal pretty much.

Yes, the Chamberlain and LiftMaster MyQ products are the same. In fact, in the Chamberlain Group's FCC filings, they admitted that the two HomeKit MyQ bridges, the LiftMaster G819LMB and the Chamberlain MYQ-G0303-SP, "are electrically identical and contain identical assembly boards. The only difference between them is packaging artwork."
 
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profets

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Anyone aware of a product like this for non-LiftMaster/Chamberlain openers?
 
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William Gates

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About time. Been checking every week or so since they said it would be out in April.

Edit: and the website is saying my password is wrong, even though I know I've never changed it and use keychain as well as 1Password (password matches in both). When I try to reset my password the temporary password in the email they send is blank. When I try to order as an anonymous user I get an error "Web service processing error; more details in the web service error log on provider side"

Great job Chamberlain!
 
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SteveJobs2.0

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Cool feature that I would set up would be to turn one of the Hue lights red if the garage has been left open.
 
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pmas76

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After reading the installation instructions, it doesn't appear that this MyQ Home Bridge requires a LAN line (uses Wi-Fi only). This will definitely allow for some more convenient placement options versus the old MyQ Internet Gateway.
 
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rselover

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1. Website crushed for everyone else?

2. So what exactly do I need for an old school (but compatible) opener? Just this next to my opener? This + internet gateway? This + old bridge + internet gateway?

OK, got on the website and bought one. Still not clear if I need "MyQ Garage" to connect my old school opener to MyQ
[I suspect I might, but documentation isn't clear, and by that I mean completely uninformative]
 
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William Gates

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After reading the installation instructions, it doesn't appear that this MyQ Home Bridge requires a LAN line (uses Wi-Fi only). This will definitely allow for some more convenient placement options versus the old MYQ Internet Gateway.

I hope so. I sure could use that 4th ethernet port on my router. I've been holding off getting an ethernet switch.
 
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guibo

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This was the conclusion I ultimately came to as well. Pretty gnarly - Why not just integrate them into one box. I suppose you gotta save something for next year!

Agreed, this is so complicated. For my craftsman door openers, I would have to buy two new motion sensing control consoles + assurelink gateway + myQ home bridge.

What a mess!

Can't someone come along and make a single device that consolidates all this? Should directly wire into the openers and control older ones that are not wifi or wtv.
 
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