MyQ Skill/integration with Alexa

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When is Chamberlain going to create a skill, a proper skill (a smart home skill so that can be added to routines) for Alexa to control garage door openers via MYQ? And also why is it that it supports Google Assistant and IFTTT and not Alexa??? - also how greedy can you be for charging for integration such as "Linking your MyQ account to Google Assistant and IFTTT requires a $1 monthly or $10 annual subscription fee"??? Nobody else does this. 
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Thomas Ha

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I agree with your comments completely!  Businesses that are greedy and unwilling to bring available technologies for people who demand them will not last.
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Terry Leonhardt

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If you can, my advice would be to return the unit for a refund. Then get one of the competitors, Tailwind and garadget are two that come to mind. They will give you the same functionality and they work with Alexa and Google Home with no subscription. The Tailwind will even control your garage door via geofencing, it will open your door as you approach and close it when you leave.
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Fred Tournay

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leave a review on the merchant website to warn others — I did.
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Erik Schubach

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You can bypass MyQ altogether for less than $10 and do it yourself with this wifi switch that works with all the major voice controls (Alexa, Siri, and Google). https://www.itead.cc/smart-home/inching-self-locking-wifi-wireless-switch.html

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It's actually more complicated than a single switch. You need to also have one of their smart wall buttons, tap into its micro switch, then have that actuated by the wifi relay.

A double relay works much better. I detailed my setup last year until it was blocked by Chamberlain. So now it's on my website instead.
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I don't need any feedback from the unit as to if the door is open or closed.  I just need it to simply open or close, so the $10 inching switch works fine, just like a car remote does.  Just wire it directly to the N/O contacts of the wall switch that came with the opener and then you can use Alexa to actuate the inching switch.  Easy peasy simple as pie.
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I'm glad a single relay works for you. I don't need feedback either (and don't receive it with my solution but do see via the MyQ app) but I found a single channel relay problematic for my needs where I use IFTTT and geofencing to open the door.  With a single channel, it toggles the door without prejudice. With a dual channel that can't happen, so there's no way for the door to close for example, when it is already open and I enter my neighborhood.

Same idea, just a bit more work involved.
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Michael Rollins

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It’s ridiculous, especially since they allow the doors to work with Amazon Key so a delivery driver can open them.