Home bridge + Wink + Alexa = control garage?

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I have a homebridge and can use Siri to open my garage.

I can also use Wink app to open the garage.

Today I got an amazon echo. I added the Wink skill. Is there a way to tell the echo via Wink to open and close the garage? When I try using the skill it wants to try and find Wink native decides, it seems. Am I out of luck?

/Dave
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Dave, I'll have some information for you shortly. Lauren
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Dave, turns out this is a question for Wink as I am not sure if they are capable of integrating with Echo for this type of skill. Lauren
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I was mostly wondering if anyone here had luck in doing so.

/Dave
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Don Kendall

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Wink cannot pass commands from Alexa to a chamberlain Myq device. Believe me I have tried everything. I think I am going to just setup a smart plug to trigger a relay to open and close the door. Name it something really off the wall so no one can guess it and let the garage door opener think I pushed the button .
Problem solved.:
I have Myq garage and HomeKit bridge. Amazon echo and wink.
I also have wemo makers that wink nor Alexa nor Siri can control. Yet they can control wemo switches ???
Silly restrictions trying to mitigate instead of litigate..
I can see where these companies get their over protective attitude. But that is a post for a political forum not a technical support community..
Thanks for listening.
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I'm sure your issue has something to do with keeping your home secure. Alexa is just not allowed to open doors. Could you imagine if someone just walked up to your door or window and yelled, "Alexa open the garage"?