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?
Watch the below - hope this helps! I never use the MyQ app anymore :) Please vote on the video so I know if it helps you all! Best of all my integration is simple, quick, extremely inexpensive and best of all directly integrated with Google Assistant / Alexa without the use of IFTTT! No latency!
With your current setup, if I tell it to close, it may close it, but it may also open it, because it doesn't know the doors current state. All it's doing is activating the button on the wall, which just activates the door regardless of current state.
This is where IFTTT would come in handy. Your voice command could trigger a recipe that checks the door status first, and then executes your switch (or not) based on you command and the doors current state. Butt that puts us back to paying Chamberlain for a service that should be free.
I wonder if you could use an Arduino, with some position switches, and your Wifi switch, to do the same?....
Yes, but I agree with Brian... the point of having a connected smart-home, is the ability to control the devices in my home intelligently via my assistant. If I'm sitting on the couch at night watching a movie and my phone is on the counter, I just want to ask my assistant the door status, or even better, just tell it to close, regardless of if it's already open or not.
Please don't get me wrong; I love your video, and your inventive path! It really got me thinking of other integrations too. The limitation with this though, is that it's missing the intelligence portion that already knows the status, so if I tell the assistant to close the door at night, it doesn't arbitrarily open it, because it doesn't know anything other than to just trigger the door blindly.
I like Brian's idea of the Z-wave status indicator in conjunction with your assistant enabled WiFi switch. This adds the intelligent layer back into the equation. The issue for me with this is adding more components and money, as I'm not currently utilizing the SmartThings system. That's what got me thinking about an Arduino solution.
All of that said, I love the creative ideas everyone is coming up with! It is truly irritating though, that we have to solve this. If I would have read these forums first, I would have never considered buying the B970. I was trying to buy an integrated solution, but instead I spent a ton of money only to be nickel & dimed later, for something that every other IoT manufacturer offers as value added service.
I am considering buying this switch and using just with the myq app's alerts.
I have mine set to alert me anytime the garage door has been open for more than 10 minutes. At that point either I'm in the garage working on something and ignore it or I have been going into the myq app to close it. With this switch, I can just tell Google to close it.
It isn't the all in one solution that everyone wants, but I would rather invest my money in a one-time solution than pay chamberlain a nickel for IOT features.
I hope there will finally realize the greedy evil half-baked subscription model will not only not be a success but will damage their brand such that people will go out of their way to avoid them.
And I do put part of the blame on this with Google - for their restrictions on what assistant control can do in the name of security.
If I am willing to accept the inherent risk why not take the kid gloves off.
Or add a second layer of security - for example, ask me to provide a verbal password to authorize the command.
Sadly, I think that Chamberlain mistakes the negative feedback for the community's lack of desire for the product. On the contrary, we want this badly. To make it right, it should be seamlessly integrated with Google Assistant, not using some alternate system to speak with MyQ. It must open the garage, and ultimately, it must be an included service or a one time app fee, not a subscription. This is a serious buying point for wifi enabled garage door openers and would definitely increase sales if this was taken seriously.
While I was surprised to see that there is a cost, I wouldn't mind paying a small monthly cost if the service would actually do what I need.
Step 1. Install MyQ App on mobile device, create an account (or register an existing one) and choose the Partner menu option to link the Google Assistant Account.
Step 2. From the Google Assistant, speak, 'Ask MyQ is my garage door open?' at which point the Google Assistant will provide you a security disclosure and the screen to register the MyQ Account from Step #1.
Step 3. From the Google Assistant, speak, 'Ask MyQ is my garage door open?' at which point Google Assistant will be able to provide feedback.
MyQ Support, if you are monitoring these comments, get on board with documenting the additional steps on your website and providing your Customer Service Support Staff with these details to customers.