One good way to control your garage door is by using the MyQ app. The app supports Chamberlain Products and Liftmaster Products.
Chamberlain is an excellent manufacturer and their products are completely supported by the MyQ app. Before doing anything you need to sync your phone to the opener for any of these features to be available.
In general, to close the garage door after linking Myq and your Google Assistant. Simply say “OK Google, ask MyQ to close the garage door,” You can also tell MyQ to close the door from anywhere with a text message or voice command.
Below we’ll go into more descriptive detail on specific commands and how to use them.
What Is MyQ?
MyQ is an app designed to work with Chamberlain’s garage doors. It’s meant to be installed to control your door from anywhere.
Chamberlain has made its newest garage door openers compatible with various smart home technologies. These make it much easier to control the opener because the technology is built-in. You can purchase MyQ, which works with most third-party openers online.
Is Chamberlain myQ compatible with Google Home and Assistant?
The Chamberlain’s MyQ garage opener is not compatible with Google Home, although it can play nicely with other voice assistants such as Google Assistant and Amazon Echo. Right now, these devices aren’t integrated together (even though there’s a button for this in the MyQ app). Alexa has the same limitation.
You can close the garage door or get the status of the garage door by voice after linking MyQ to the Google Assistant and saying “OK Google, ask MyQ to close the garage door,”. This is a command that can be used once the app is installed. You can tell MyQ to close the garage door from anywhere with your mobile device after you are installed and synced.
Here’s a more detailed guide on adding myQ to Google Home.
How to Link your myQ account to Google Assistant
You can use myQ’s Subscription service to link it with Google Assistant for free.
To activate the subscription, follow these steps:
- Navigate to your myQ account and select ‘Add subscription.’
- You’ll be offered a choice between ‘Google Assistant’ and your payment method/billing cycle. (1)
- After you’ve placed your order, go to the myQ app and tap ‘Menu,’ then tap ‘Works with myQ.’
- Click Partners in the myQ® App menu and then Google Assistant.
- Locate Google Assistant in Account Linking to launch the Google Assistant app.
How Can I Set Up MyQ to Work with Google Assistant?
The MyQ Garage Door opener may be set up to work with the Google Assistant in two ways.
- Use the MyQ Service to connect (Free)
- Use IFTTT to connect (Preferred)
Option 1 – Subscription Service for MyQ Google Assistant
- Go to https://www.myq.com/google-assistant.
- Scroll down to the bottom of the page and select “Activate Subscription.”
- Sign in to your account and finish the transaction.
Note: Remember to activate MyQ for Google Assistant. Customers who experience problems after installation usually forget to do this and then run into many other difficulties down the line.
Option 2 – IFTTT can be used to connect Google Assistant to MyQ
To use MyQ with Google Assistant, IFTTT integration is a great option it stands for if this then that and is a technology system for easily linking different software and devices through its commands. The IFTTT method is sometimes more convenient than the MyQ subscription method. (2)
You should be aware that this method doesn’t allow you to control the status of your garage door.
Below are the steps involved in the IFTTT technique, which is an alternative method to the subscription service:
Sign in to IFTTT and make a new applet.
- In the upper right corner, click “Explore.”
- Next to Make Your Own From Scratch, click “Create.”
- For the IF Trigger, click the + Sign.
- Look for Google Assistant.
- Choose the “Say a Simple Phrase” trigger.
- At the voice command, type “Close Garage” or your selected expression.
- Select the Create Trigger option.
- For the THEN THAT Action, click the + Sign.
- Look for MyQ.
- Choose “Close Door” as the action.
- Selecting a Garage Door
- Press Make an Action
- Create your IFTTT MyQ Applet and give it a name.
All you have to say is “OK Google, close the garage” and the IFTTT applet will automatically be triggered. This is much more convenient than needing to say “Ask MyQ” before each command.
Google Home Compatible Garage Door Openers
There’s no need to invest in a new smart garage door opener this year. There are plenty of easy conversion solutions currently on the market that will allow you to take advantage of the latest features without breaking the bank.
The Tailwind iQ3 is reliable due to its wired configuration, and auto-open and close functions were executed promptly during our testing.
The iQ3 can control up to three garage doors, but it’s incompatible with HomeKit, adding wiring is a pain, and Google Assistant/Amazon Alexa support are also available.
Overall, if you don’t need HomeKit support, this garage door opener is a good option for someone looking for something basic and easy to program.
Garage Smarts 101
There are plenty of garage door controllers to choose from. They can be connected to an existing opener using a double-sided adhesive strip, the wires connected to the open and close buttons on your existing garage door opener.
Smart garage kits are usually installed with motion sensors on your garage door. But there are times that it bypasses it, this is why you need to know how motion sensors work. The Garageio sensor connects to the door monitor to monitor the opening and closing of your garage. You may be alerted by push notifications if your garage is left open when it shouldn’t be.
The Nexx Garage is a smart garage door controller that allows you to open and close your garage door with the touch of an app. The Nexx Garage app balances convenience and security. Voice commands, remote access, and automatic opening without the need for IFTTT applets make Nexx Garage a user-friendly solution.
The Garadget sensor relies on a reflective tag that is placed on the top panel of an open garage door and a laser that’s incorporated into the Garadget device. When the laser hits the reflective tag, it detects an open garage door.
It connects to Amazon Alexa and IFTTT, allowing you to build bespoke Google Assistant instructions for your door. With voice control and remote access, this device is an excellent way to close or open your garage without having to get in your car each time.
Alcidae Garager 2
The Alcidae Garager 2 can be used to monitor what is going on inside your garage using a built-in camera. The camera mounts magnetically and connects to your phone, so you always have it at arm’s reach for monitoring and controlling the garage door.
Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa will be able to link to Garager through your wifi connection for opening and closing your garage door. The magnetic base allows the video feed to stabilize when you open or close the door – which is a better plan than we’ve seen in the past.
(1) billing cycle – https://www.cnbc.com/select/what-is-a-billing-cycle/
(2) subscription method – https://www.investopedia.com/ask/answers/042715/how-do-subscription-business-models-work.asp
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