How to add myQ devices to Apple HomeKit [Step Guide]

Do you want to monitor and control your garage door and lighting system with Siri or iOS Home App. Here're the easy ways to integrate your myQ device with HomeKit. And, know more about myQ Apple

How to add myQ devices to Apple HomeKit [Step Guide]

If you are more into Apple HomeKit, you’re probably looking to integrate your smart home devices with Apple HomeKit. So that, you can control your smart buddy with Apple’s Home App. Using iOS Home App you can connect all your smart devices to a single control source. Not only for control your myQ Smart Devices with iOS app, but also you can control them with Siri voice assistant. Now, we dig a little deeper into How to add myQ devices to Apple HomeKit.

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Does myQ work with Apple HomeKit?

myQ Smart Home can monitor and control your Garage Door and Lighting System from anywhere. And, you can get real time notification, set schedules and also share the myQ app with family members.

If you use Google Assistant or Amazon Alexa, you don’t need bridge like myQ Home bridge as it directly works with Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa. But, you may be wondering what devices can be used with the HomeKit if you’re an Apple user.

Does myQ work with HomeKit? Unfortunately, myQ doesn’t natively support Apple HomeKit. Even if myQ does not natively support HomeKit, you can control myQ with Apple HomeKit using a bridge. So, let's see how to integrate myQ with HomeKit.

How to integrate myQ with HomeKit?

If you want to integrate your myQ with Apple HomeKit, you can find two easy ways to integrate your myQ devices with Apple HomeKit.

01. Software Solutions

02. Hardware Solutions

Software Based Solution

Homebridge

Simply, Homebridge is a third-party software application that emulates the Apple HomeKit API. So, you can make everything HomeKit compatible using Homebridge. One of the most incredible things is it supports different plugins to control devices through plugins installed from the Homebridge UI.

If you like to know more about how to make everything HomeKit compatible, you can find our Homebridge article.

Install Homebridge on your PC

As the first option, you can set up Homebridge on your computer (macOS, Windows 10, Linux, and Docker). But you need a computer running 24/7 before installing Homebridge on your PC. If you have some coding experience, you can install the Homebridge and add your myQ devices to HomeKit yourself using our step guide.

Let's see step guide to add myQ devices to Apple HomeKit.

Haven’t any coding experience?

Don’t worry! If you haven’t any coding experience, we got you covered. The Homebridge setup process is bit more complicated one. So, the Kodmy Team will help in this matter.

Kodmy expert team is an experienced team related to any Home Automation. So, they’ll help you when installing Homebridge and adding myQ devices to HomeKit. And, they always actively engage with you using Remote Desktop contacts like AnyDesk. Also, if you have any problem, they resolve it. If you request to do the whole process, our experts will do the entire process for you from A to Z.

If you want to get help from our experts, you can request the Homebridge installation on your Ma/PC using the contact button below. And, we’ll guarantee that we’ll respond within 24 hours.  

Hardware Based Solutions

1. HOOBS

In simple terms, HOOBS is a plug-and-play hub that stands for Homebridge out of the box. Also, it is the #1 solution for Homebridge. It makes smart home devices compatible with your favorite ecosystem Apple HomeKit. It comes with everything you need to get started right in the box: a Micro USB cable, an Ethernet cable, power adapter, and HOOBS hub. Do remember! This is a more expensive solution for you than the other solutions.

Get HOOBS all in one for $241.99

2. Raspberry Pi

The cheapest solution to add myQ devices to HomeKit is Raspberry Pi. It is a superb piece of hardware. It also works like a mini-computer. So, it can do many tasks like a traditional computer can do. You know what its greatest strength is its ability to support automated tasks. And, you can install homebridge on Raspberry Pi. So that you can control your myQ devices with Apple HomeKit using Raspberry Pi.

Get Raspberry Pi for $40.98

3. myQ Home Bridge

myQ Home Bridge is a new hardware Homekit bridge from myQ home (Liftmaster, Chamberlain) that makes myQ compatible with Apple’s HomeKit. You can control your garage doors and check the status from anywhere using this. Also, you can get real-time alerts as well as create schedules.

Get myQ Home Bridge for $122.58

Step by Step guide to add myQ devices to Apple HomeKit using HomeBridge

  1. Add Homebridge to your device
  2. Install myQ Plugin
  3. Edit the configuration file
  4. Run the plugin
  5. Control devices on HomeKit
Special Note: If you think you need some help to add myQ devices to HomeKit, Kodmy experts will help you to do the whole adding process for you. Now, you can request Homebridge installation from Kodmy Team.

Below are detailed steps on how to add myQ devices to Apple HomeKit using Homebridge.

o1. Install Homebridge to Mac/PC

Before adding myQ devices to HomeKit, you need to install Homebridge to your Mac/PC. Using our how to add any Smart Home Devices to HomeKit article, you'll find how to install Homebridge to your Mac/PC.

02. Install myQ Plugin.

If you have installed Homebridge, you can now install myQ plugins using HomeBridge UI.

Step 1: First, you have to open the Homebridge in your web browser using: http://homebridge

Homebridge UI
Homebridge UI

Step 2: Click on the plugin in the menu bar

Step 3: Search Homebridge-myQ in the menu bar and install the plugin

Plugin > Search myQ plugin
Plugin > Search myQ plugin

You can also use the command line to install the Homebridge-myQ plugin

Step 01: First, open the Terminal on your PC or open the Homebridge UI to install the myQ plugin

Step 02: Next, you can install the myQ Homebridge plugin as given below.

sudo npm install -g homebridge-myq

03. Edit the configuration file

Now, you have installed the myQ plugin. Then, you need to edit the configuration file before you run the plugin.

First, you need to configure the myQ homebridge plugin directly. You can also configure this plugin using the Homebridge Configuration web UI.

Then, Add the platform to your config.json in your home directly inside .homebridge.

"platforms": [{
"platform": "myQ",
"email": "email@email.com",
"password": "password"
}]

04. Run the plugin

Step 1: Before running the plugin, you need to navigate to the directory homebridge-myq using: cd ..

Step 2: Next, you can run the plugin using:

homebridge -D -U ./config/ -P ./

05. Bridge to HomeKit

Step 1: Open the Home app on your Apple device

 Open the Home app on your Apple Device (iPhone or iPad)
Home App

Step 2: After then, scan the QR code of the Homebridge UI to pair it with Homebridge.

Scan QR code in the Homebridge UI using your iPhone
Scan QR code

06. Control devices on HomeKit

Now, you can control all your myQ devices with the HomeKit.

Step by Step guide to add myQ devices to Apple HomeKit using HOOBS

HOOBS is one of the most convenient options to set up your myQ device. Let’s see How to connect myQ with HomeKit using HOOBS

  1. Connect HOOBS to your Home Network
  2. Open the HOOBS interface on your browser
  3. Install the myQ Plugin for HOOBS
  4. Configuration of the myQ Plugin
  5. Add myQ accessory in Apple Home

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Now, follow the detailed step guide to connect myQ with HomeKit using HOOBS below.

01. Connect HOOBS to your network

Step 1: First, you want to connect the HOOBS Hub to an electric socket

HOOBS
HOOBS

Step 2: Then, connect HOOBS to your home Wi-Fi (You can also manually attach HOOBS to your router using ethernet cables)

02. Set up a HOOBS account

Step 1: Open the HOOBS interface

Once connected to HomeKit, go to the HOOBS dashboard
HOOBS dashboard

Step 2: Create an admin account on HOOBS to get it up by visiting http://hoods.local

Create HOOBS Account
Create HOOBS Account

Step 3: Enter credential and click ‘Next’

03. Connect to HomeKit

After that, you’ll see two options and select the first one that ‘Connect to HomeKit’

Select Add button and next Add accessory. After that, you need to scan the QR code. After all, you can see HOOBS on your Home app.

Add accessory to Home App
Add accessory

04. Install myQ plugin

Step 1: Log in to the HOOBS account

Step 2: Go to the Home window and click on the plugin icon and Type “myQ”

Step 04: You can install myQ HOOBS plugin on your HOOBS homepage.

05. Configure the myQ plugin

Then you can see the option to configure your myQ plugin after installing the myQ plugin.

Add myQ as a platform on your HOOBS config page as shown below.

"platforms": [{
"platform": "myQ",
"email": "email@email.com",
"password": "password"
}]

06. Add myQ accessories on the HomeApp

Choose ‘add accessories’ on my My Home screen > Choose ‘I don’t have a code or cannot scan’ > Add the setup pin (under Home Setup Pin on your HOOBS home screen) > Select Add to complete the process

Step by Step guide to add myQ devices to Apple HomeKit using myQ Home Bridge

Step 1: Simply plug in myQ Homebridge device to get started. Once you plugged the myQ homebridge, then a blue light indicates that you are ready.

myQ Home Bridge
myQ Home Bridge

Step 2: You need to get your mobile device and before that make sure it’s connected to Wi-Fi

Step 3: Next, you have to download the myQ app on your iOS device. Download the latest version of the myQ app and once the myQ app is installed create an account.

Step 4: To add devices you can click the plus icon on the app. Discovered accessories tab > Select Homebridge

Step 5: You can find the accessory code for your HomeBridge device on the instruction menu. Otherwise, you can scan in the Homebridge accessory code label using your smartphone.

Step 6: After that, you’ll hear a beep sound and flash LED lights. And follow additional instructions on the app.

Step 7: press the physical learn button on your myQ device and also myQ app will lead to adding your existing device with prompts. When you follow the prompts you can easily sync and pair your LiftMaster and myQ. Finally, your myQ device will automatically appear on the My Home app in no time.

You can get Liftmaster 819LMB MyQ Home Bridge from walmart. Click the image below.

What can you do with myQ-Homekit integration?

  • Open or close the Garage Door
  • Operate your Home Lighting
  • Check device status
  • Putting your home on autopilot
  • Siri voice control

Alternatives for Chamberlain myQ HomeKit Integration

01. iSmartGate

This iSmartGate works with all Garage openers such as Chamberlain and LiftMaster. So, you can easily integrate your Chamberlain myQ with Apple HomeKit, Google Home, Echo and IFTTT. This can be used as a third party residential garage door opener.

You can get iSmartGate Pro from Amazon. Click here

02. Meross Smart Wi-Fi

This Meross Smart Wi-Fi opener operates the same as iSmartGate. Meross compatible with Apple HomeKit, Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. Not only that you can control it anywhere using Meross app.

Also, you can get the meross Smart Wi-Fi Garage Door Opener Remote from Amazon for $21.82. Click here

Want to add your myQ with Apple HomeKit? As mentioned above, you can create myQ HomeKit Automation easily with these options. myQ Home Bridge is the official solution from myQ Home. But using HOOBS, you can connect more than one brand. So, you can create myQ homeKit bridge easily with Homebridge solutions.

Further, if you're interested in the HomeKit integration, check out our step guide to add Ring devices with Apple HomeKit and add Tuya devices with Apple HomeKit.

FAQs related to the myQ Apple HomeKit

How do I control multiple myQ devices with the Apple Home app?

If you want to link your myQ devices with the Apple Home app, you can simply link using the myQ connected garage. You can use the new myQ HomeBridge device or open-source third-party software solutions to add your myQ with Apple HomeKit. Once you connected to Apple HomeKit you’ll have the ability to control multiple myQ devices with the Apple Home app

You may get the myQ Chamberlain Smart Garage Control from Amazon for $29.98. Click the image below.

How do I connect myQ to HomeKit?

There are options to connect myQ to HomeKit. You can use the official myQ HomeBridge or third-party garage door opener to connect myQ with HomeKit. And you can also use software and hardware Hambridge solutions such as Homebridge, HOOBS, and Raspberry Pi.

How do I get myQ on Apple CarPlay?

If you're more into Apple CarPlay, you probably want to control your Garage door with Apple CarPlay. Yes, you can get your myQ on Apple CarPlay.

Does myQ Smart garage Hub work with HomeKit?

No. If you want to work with HomeKit, you’ll have to use myQ Home Bridge instead of the myQ Smart garage hub. Otherwise, if you want to integrate your myQ Smart Garage Hub with HomeKit, you need an open-source Homebridge solution for that such as HOOBS.

Can I use myQ with Siri?

The answer is Yes. If you want to use myQ with Siri, you have to use myQ HomeBridge hub or bridge solutions (Homebridge, HOOBS) for that.

Do I need a hub to connect myQ to HomeKit?

If you want to add your garage door opener to Homekit, you can use a third-party garage door opener such as iSmartGate or Meross. But, if you think to use other myQ devices such as lighting solutions, you’ll need to have myQ Home Bridge Hub or other Homebridge solutions.

Get myQ Home Bridge for $122.58

Does LiftMaster myQ work with HomeKit?

No. LiftMaster myQ does not natively support Apple HomeKit. LiftMaster and Chamberlain actually belong to the same parent company.  So, you can connect LiftMaster to HomeKit using myQ HomeBridge like Chamberlain myQ.