Father’s Day is just around the corner and we have the perfect gift: The LiftMaster MyQ Home Bridge! This small device adds smartphone control to your MyQ enabled garage door openers (without built in Wi-Fi) and MyQ lighting. This awesome product is compatible with Apple HomeKit and Siri Voice Control. Users will be able to open, close, or check the status of their garage door, and turn MyQ connected lights on or off using the Home app via their iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and Apple Watch. Users of MyQ enabled devices with HomeKit compatibility will be able to control their garage door and LiftMaster lighting control products with Siri voice commands.
How do I know if it will work with my garage door opener?
The MyQ Home Bridge is compatible with newer (after 2009) LiftMaster, Chamberlain and Raynor garage door openers with MyQ technology. Check for the MyQ logo on your garage door opener motor head to know if it has MyQ technology. It will also work with Craftsman garage door openers with Smart Control or AssureLink Connectivity. For a complete list of compatible garage door openers, check out the LiftMaster/Chamberlain website under MyQ Home Bridge.
What other technology partners can I link the MyQ Home Bridge to?
- Apple HomeKit
- Google Assistant
- XFINITY Home
- Alpine Connect
Interaction with other technology is constantly evolving. Apple and LiftMaster are continually working on ways to connect you to other products. In addition to these listed partners, Siri control of MyQ enabled devices is also available through the Apple Watch.
Is it easy to install?
The MyQ Home Bridge comes in a kit with everything you will need including the bridge itself, the mounting bracket and hardware. All you need to provide is a drill, screw driver and a ladder! It takes about 30 minutes to install from start to finish, including set up in the app. Most garage door openers are mounted on the ceiling near an outlet plate with 2 receptacles. One will be used for the garage door opener itself and the other can be used for the MyQ Home Bridge. Once the device is mounted, be sure you have a strong WiFi signal with at least 2 bars showing on your chosen WiFi channel. Next, download the LiftMaster MyQ app (or Chamberlain or Raynor depending on the type of opener you have) on your iPhone, iPad or other Apple device. In no time the app and the MyQ Home Bridge will connect. Then, simply follow the set up prompts on the app and it will guide you to success!
How much does the MyQ Home Bridge cost?
This device sells for about $69.99 but can be found for much less if you shop the sales. Check out the LiftMaster, Chamberlain or Raynor websites for special offers.
The MyQ Home Bridge has so many great features that it is hard to pass up! It’s affordable, easy to install, and will make your garage easier to manage and more secure. Just imagine having the ability to turn the lights on/off, adjust the thermostat, and simply ask Siri if the door is open of shut. No need to get multiple remotes when you and your family can simply use your phones to open and shut the garage door! Gets alerts if your garage door has been opened, set up commands to close your garage door, and have your lights turn on and off at designated times. The app and the instruction booklet will help you discover all sorts of new and exciting things that can be done with the MyQ Home Bridge. Get Dad a gift this Father’s Day that he (and you) will use every day!