MyQ skill for Amazon Alexa

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There is no need to pay around $80 for the Chamberlain hub. Just install a low-cost WiFi switch that works with Alexa and Google. If you already have installed the hub, this will work alongside it. https://www.itead.cc/smart-home/inching-self-locking-wifi-wireless-switch.html
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That's a great idea, and I intended to implement this via my similar hardwired Insteon on-off switch so I can open the garage door with a button press within the house and use IFTTT to send a command from the phone.

BUT... I have the LiftMaster 8500W that has a proprietary controller so it's no so simple as to solder into the connects of a simple doorbell style contact switch. I asked Chamberlain if there's a way to tap into the system with a doorbell switch and they said it is not. I believe them to a degree since even the second switch I installed on the other side of the garage to control the same door is not a simple switch, it's lighted and probably multiple wires in there. I'm not eager to mess around in there and wreck it.

Unless some has already figured this out - have you installed your switch in one of the new 8500W style systems?
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In my case, no soldering. I just placed the switch on the ceiling next to the garage door opener. I then ran two wires directly to the opener itself, right alongside the ones that come from the manual (non-remote) opener that's inside the garage.

Keep in mind that the switch requires a power source (USB). Since there is already a power outlet on the ceiling for the opener itself, I had no trouble.

I can now open the garage through my wink hub, my cell phone, and Alexa.

Best regards.