I know how to activate the IFTT and it seems to work to close garage via ALEXA not open which is wierd...but have no idea how to use with Google Home
Can someone point me the direction with instructions cause when I go into the Google home app I can not find the option to activate my subscription on Google home anywhere?
Again I hope Chamberlin is listening to us cause other Garage openers out there are working with ALEXA and Google home for Home, Close, Close when you leave a location etc , again needs to be full featured
I took the plunge a while back and removed our boring garage opener and replaced it with the top of the Chamberlain MyQ opener. I was so excited and pleased with how it worked. Sadly, as time has gone on I've watched Chamberlain fail their customers. First, Siri integration took way to long with numerous missed deadlines and promises Chamberlain made. Finally, it launched and the only way it could be used is with another hub that we have to purchase. Today, I was excited to see Chamberlain could be integrated with my Google home only to find out that it's a subscription service????? I use IFTTT and Google with many home automated services and you are the FIRST to use this terrible business model. Reading the comments on this page just reinforced the fact that you are falling behind on putting your customer's first.
While I am stuck with a Chamberlain garage door opener for now, I don't consider myself a customer of yours anymore as I will not be purchasing any future products from you unless you find a way to make all these missteps right in the eyes of your customers. Simple, secure and seamless integration with other home automation products should be a part of your Vision to bring in new customers not charge your existing ones.
I was excited about the potential for Google Home/Google Assistant integration mainly because I thought it could be my new (and greatly improved) user interface to open and close my doors instead of having to use a separate app on my phone which only serves one purpose.
I am quite disappointed with how dumb my "Smart Garage Door Openers" are. Free trial canceled almost instantly. Very seriously considering uninstalling both openers, returning them, and finding products that work.
This makes no sense whatsoever.
First of all, please get your terminology right. Chamberlain/MyQ would be integrating with Google Assistant, which is available on many devices, including Google Home. It also includes ALL Android Devices running the Google Assistant, Android Wear devices, and Android TVs. That is a lot of devices you're choosing to hamstring.
Next, it is hypocritical. Your support with Siri will still work when Apple rolls out their smart speaker. And Siri still can't differentiate between multiple users.
Finally, why on Earth would anyone trust the security provided by Chamberlain/MyQ over that provided by Google, an actual technology behemoth. As I was installing these units and realizing that my app would go through your web service, I cringed wondering when you'd become the next Equifax.
Is this just an ecosystem thing? Do Apple/HomeKit users get a subscription fee model which supports full control (up, down, status) over their openers?
The simple solution for the purpose of providing a secure and full functioning service that I would be glad to pay $10 a year for is simple... Allow Google Assistant to open your garage via the MyQ integration w/MyQ immediately following up the request with a request for a spoken/typed 4-6 letter keyword or fingerprint so you know it is indeed the homeowner making the request.
For example: I set up a shortcut in assistant to control the open function: Me - "OK Google, I'm home." & "OK Google, Open the garage." >> Google Assistant - "Sure. Here's MyQ." >> MyQ - "Please provide confirmation key." (voice, typed or fingerprint) >> Me - (voice) "Spanky" >> MyQ - '"confirmed" and MyQ opens the garage.
Typed or fingerprint options are good if there are listening ears around that you don't want to have access. Feel free to pass that along to the app developers. My trial is up on October 24th. :)
Sorry but I'm done with you. Dumb dumb dumb business move on your part. ESP8266 and simple relay, can open and close my garage all day long, can get status - way way cheaper, and guess what - no bs from you.
I'm done, and never coming back.
However there's only 2 things I can do with MyQ, close my garage, and check to see status of garage. Says for security reasons it wont open the garage door. sigh. This subscription fee is not worth it.