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Chamberlain announces Smart Garage Hub to connect any garage door to Apple HomeKit

Owners of virtually any garage door opener will be able to use Siri to open, close, or check the status of their garage, and also control its lights, via a new HomeKit-compatible hub accessory coming later this year from Chamberlain.




The new Chamberlain Smart Garage Hub will add smartphone control to an existing garage door opener. According to Chamberlain, the hub should work with "virtually any brand of garage door opener."

The MyQ-branded hub uses a home Wi-Fi connection to connect garage door controls to the internet. And because it includes integrated HomeKit support, it will allow users to open, close or check the status of their garage door via iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, or with Siri.

Chamberlain's Smart Garage Hub is scheduled to arrive in July. Pricing has not yet been announced.




In addition, Chamberlain also announced the MyQ Home Bridge, an accessory that adds HomeKit compatibility to existing MyQ-connected devices. That includes MyQ Garage (1st generation), any Chamberlain Wi-Fi Garage Door Opener, or any MyQ Enabled Garage Door Openers that use an internet gateway.

The MyQ Home Bridge will carry a special introductory price of $49.99 before returning to its regular price of $69.99. It's scheduled to arrive in April of 2017.

See AppleInsider's ongoing coverage of CES 2017 for more Apple-connected devices announced at this week's Consumer Electronics Show.