So a little less than a year ago I shared [message I received from MySmartBlinds](https://www.homekit.blog.com/r/HomeKit/comments/e71tvm/no_future_homekit_support_for_mysmartblinds/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=ios_app&utm_name=iossmf) confirming that there is no plan for native HomeKit integration. I played briefly with the Homebridge plug-in available at the time, but I was patient trying to figure it out (it was beyond my technical skills).
I was advancing so far and I just received the Tilt Bridge in the mail and set it up and integrated it into the HomeKit in less than 10 minutes. There is an update (updated yesterday) [plug in](https://www.npmjs.com/package/homebridge-mysmartblinds-bridge) that works directly with the bridge and now I’m happy to ask Siri to open and close my blinds.
The connection allows you to control the opening and closing, as well as dictation of percentages. The Settings submenu also displays battery percentages.
I notice some minor issues: during installation I indicated that my blinds are approaching the “up” position (so any sunlight is directed upwards when the blinds are closed), so the controls are back when I ask Siri to “tilt the blinds” down x% ”(tilts up) or vice versa. It’s not a big enough upset for me, because I rarely adjust them in percentages. Secondly, I have a program built into the native MySmartBlinds application so that the blinds are open and closed at some point. They just closed according to their schedule, but were indicated to be open in Home after the program closed them. When I selected to shut them down, the engine did not start …. it only took a while for Home to re-register shutdown status. I haven’t built any HomeKit automation with built-in blinds yet so I can tell you if this will cause interference, but if so, I’ll remove the program from the MySmartBlinds app and do it again using the HomeKit triggers.
All in all, I’m glad to have them in HomeKit at last! These are an excellent solution for automating mute blinds with pull cables!