Chamberlain MYQ with smart things


does smart things support the chamberlain MyQ garage door opener
i have it plugged into the network but its not getting discovered.
I read some news that they used to be compatible but not any longer…
is there a work around to make this work? or should it jut be working?

(jkp) #2

There is a smartapp…


this works like a charm…
integrated with google as well…
1 to open: google " turn on garage door" works.
2 to close : google “close garage door” works.

QUESTION: can it be set to open to: google “open garage door” as its the more natural thing to do instead of telling it to turn on garage door… without using IFTTT

( #4

Sorry, old post, but I couldn’t resist. You can now use Google Assistant routines and shortcuts to say, “Open/Close Garage door.” This will propagate on all accounts that share Google Home Mini’s in your home.

Be aware that this may be a security concern for you to consider. Many developers have deliberately not included automatically opening/unlocking doors in their feature set with smart assistants. When I linked MyQ with Google Assistant originally using their partner subscriptions ($10/year), it did not support opening or closing the garage door (just status which is ridiculous when you think about it). I am assuming this is for security concerns.

I think the chances of a thief or someone who might have ill intentions taking advantage of these types of exploits in your home is pretty rare. However, if you do a search you will find that it has already been possible to send inaudible commands to Siri and Alexa (, send commands hidden in music and speech recordings (, and, more anecdotally, I have had Google Assistant respond to commands sent through walls.