MyQ disables third party compatibility, and Matic introduces a revolutionary vacuum design

Cupertino, December 8, 2023

HomeKit Insider Podcast

HomeKit Insider Podcast

On this week's episode of the HomeKit Insider podcast, we talk about how Chamberlain's MyQ blocks third-party API access, discuss the best HomeKit light switches for 2023, and feature special guest Mikah Sargent on the show. MyQ has had a rough time in the news cycle lately. First, the company announced that it is discontinuing HomeKit support for its smart garage door opener. Shortly afterwards, Google Home support was also discontinued. Now the company has announced that it is purposefully blocking all API access, meaning plugins like HomeBridge are now DOA. Launched in 2024, Matic previewed its new robot vacuum cleaner which, while coming with a high price tag, is designed to never get stuck like existing smart home vacuums. Finally, your hosts provide an overview of the best light switches currently available, including an upcoming model launching on Kickstarter. Links from the show Subscribe and listen to our Homekit.Blog Daily podcast Monday through Friday for the latest Apple news. You can find it on Apple Podcasts, Overcast, or wherever you listen to podcasts. Those interested in sponsoring the show can contact us at: Stay up to date with all things Apple on the weekly Homekit.Blog Podcast – and get a quick news update from Homekit.Blog Daily. Just say "Hey Siri" to your HomePod mini and ask about these podcasts, as well as our latest HomeKit Insider episode. If you want an ad-free Homekit.Blog Podcast experience, you can support the Homekit.Blog Podcast by subscribing for $5 per month through Apple's Podcasts app, or through Patreon if you prefer a different podcast player.

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