MacAlert!

Up to the minute Apple and Mac news alerts

Hands-on: Adding HomeKit to a garage door with the MyQ Home Bridge [Video]

[2019-08-15 13:37:34]

After my 20-year-old garage door opener decided to kick the bucket, I asked a friend to install a new opener. The LiftMaster WLED Elite Series garage door opener that I opted for includes built-in Wi-Fi, allowing it to connect to my home network without the help of any additional hardware. By itself, the Wi-Fi-enabled opener can talk to the MyQ smartphone app, allowing users to open and close the overhead door remotely via the app. More important for those engrossed in the HomeKit ecosystem, however, is direct support for the MyQ Home Bridge hardware. The MyQ Home Bridge acts as a liaison between HomeKit and the overhead door opener, allowing you to control a garage door via Siri or the Home app on your iOS device. Is the MyQ Home Bridge a worthwhile investment if you have a capable garage door opener? Watch our hands-on video for the details. The post Hands-on: Adding HomeKit to a garage door with the MyQ Home Bridge [Video] appeared first on 9to5Mac.

Hands-on: Adding HomeKit to a garage door with the MyQ Home Bridge [Video]


Read more....



RELATED!

AmpliFi mesh Wi-Fi users gain free VPN privacy protection with latest software update

PSA: Microsoft contractors still listening to Cortana requests and Skype calls

App Store Today editorial stories are now available on the web in full

Apple granted over 2,000 patents last year, ranking it around #10 in the US

New Waterside Shops Apple Store opens August 24th in Naples, Florida

Apple WebKit team shares ‘Tracking Prevention Policy’ detailing anti-tracking Safari features

Pandora expands podcasting efforts with new direct upload tool for creators

Review: Native Union’s Stow Organizer is a perfect home for your Apple accessories

9to5Mac Daily: August 14, 2019 – Spotify + Siri, student IDs in Apple Wallet

Apple defends new aftermarket battery warning in iOS as a way to protect users

Apple Watch Activity Challenge set for August 25 in honor of Grand Canyon National Park anniversary

Stacktrace Podcast 049: “Old enough to make reasonable decisions”

Report: Goldman Sachs spending $350 to acquire each new Apple Card user, could see losses in a recession

Nike+ Apple Watch over $100 off, latest MacBook Pro discounts up to $550, more

Review: IKEA SYMFONISK table lamp and bookshelf Wi-Fi speakers aren’t just for Sonos fans