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MyQ blocks third-party support, Matic is a new style of vacuum, & more on HomeKit Insider

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On this week's episode of the HomeKit Insider podcast, we talk about how Chamberlain's MyQ blocks third-party API access, we discuss the best HomeKit light switches for 2023, and special guest Mikah Sargent joins the show.

MyQ has had a rough time in the news cycle as of late. First the company announced it was discontinuing HomeKit support for its smart garage door opener. Soon after, Google Home support was discontinued too.

Now, the company has announced it is purposefully blocking all API access, meaning plugins like HomeBridge are now DOA.

Launching in 2024, Matic previewed its new robotic vacuum cleaner that, while it carries a large price tag, is designed to never get trapped or stuck like existing smart home vacuums.

Finally, your hosts break down the best light switches currently available, including an upcoming model that is launching on Kickstarter.

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