Any update on Echo support.

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Love my Echo and MyQ. When will they start playing well together without another device/hub?
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Paul Hacker

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MyQ Community Manager

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Chamberlain MyQ does not currently offer Alexa compatibility, however, we are highly aware of our customers' strong demand for the integration and we will continue to evaluate our technology road map to meet our users integration requests. 
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Steve Bachman

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Chop Chop! You're behind the curve
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Michael Morales

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seriously...whats the hold up? Coffee makers can integrate by now!
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Bob

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OMG... STILL?!?!?  Months and years have gone by.  Looking at replacing my opener NOW.  Guess it won't be with a Cmamberlain...
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tigerbrain

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Hi,

I just finished creating a step by step instruction on how to do this and you can access the instruction via https://github.com/jbnunn/Alexa-MyQGarage/blob/master/StepByStepInstructions

Please follow the guide carefully if you are having trouble getting this to work as I also posted some tips there.

Also, be sure to download the latest copy of all the necessary files from https://github.com/jbnunn/Alexa-MyQGarage particularly main.py as the original code that was released was missing a colon at the end of line 72 that was causing problems.

Lastly, if you are worried about security, you may opt to comment out lines 204 to 208 from the main.py code by inserting a # symbol at the beginning of the line, so that you can only ask Alexa to close the garage but not to open.

Hope this helps, Good luck!

tigerbrain
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Angel

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I can confirm that this works. Also, I can say that I'm very disappointed that Chamberlain couldn't put this together!
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Paul Hacker

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As much as I appreciate the geekiness of this fix I have no interest in programming at this level. What I would like to see is a simple "Skill" that works with Echo.
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tigerbrain

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Totally agree with you Paul.  I would definitely like it to be available as an official "skill" as well.  But as we continue to wait, I am just happy that an alternative was made available for those of us who are willing to go through hoops just to make the feature available now.
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You're going to have a LONG WAIT.  It's been 2 years for Apple Homekit support which they said they were going to do, and then removed all traces of that and screwed people over that got the product because of that.  It's been a very long wait for IFTTT support.  So I expect a very long wait for Echo support.  
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Tim Strother

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Hi tigerbrain - it is super appreciated that you put this up, and it works almost 100% corrrectly.  I am able to get door states, and open the door, but the close door command is causing Alexa to get errors, and I am also getting an error while testing in the Service Simulator.  The error I get is "The remote endpoint could not be called, or the response it returned was invalid."  I have also confirmed that I have the most up to date main.py as you mentioned above.  Do you have any thoughts or suggestions?