[OBSOLETE] MyQ Lite Door and Lamp Control (for Liftmaster/Chamberlain)

It does work just fine. And now that the st multi sensors are hard to find, most people use this tilt sensor:

And this is what it looks like in the new app:

If you don’t want to go the tilt sensor route you can use a regular contact sensor too. I have these on my garage doors.

Great news, thanks! So what’s the need for the tilt sensor, if the MyQ app knows about the door status, and SmartThings talks to the MyQ app? I guess this can be asked as follows: The MyQ app has ‘status’ and ‘control’ elements; status = opened or closed, and control = open or close. Is it the case that SmartThings can only interface with MyQ to issue the commands, but not get the status? And for the status, you need to install a 3rd party tilt sensor? Thanks!

I don’t remember exactly, it’s covered in detail in thread. I believe it let’s the Smartthings app keep the door status synced with MyQ. I don’t believe it’s a direct link between the 2. The app acts as a middle man with a work around to make the door control available to Smartthings.

You are correct. SmartThings can only issue commands to MyQ, it cannot get the status unless you add the extra sensor.

The method I successfully use, with iftt, is described in detail here.


I’m having kind of a strange issue that probably has nothing to do with this app itself, but I’m wondering if anyone’s seen it before. I got this working and can open/close my garage door via Alexa and SmartThings and Google Home. So far so good.

BUT: My Android device has the ability to access a subset of my Google Home controls right in the power menu, which is super convenient (just long press on power from any screen). On that screen, for some reason, the garage door toggle doesn’t work as expected. If the state of the door is closed, tapping that tile changes the displayed status from “Closed” to “Open 100%” but nothing actually happens. If I leave the screen and come back, it says Closed again. To complicate things even further, if I long-press on that tile, I get a slide-up version of the toggle, and that one works correctly!

^^ Following up on the above, I just set up my other garage door, this time with an Ecolink tilt sensor, and it has the exact same issue.

UPDATE: I just went ahead and created virtual switches, synched them bidirectionally to the MyQ-created switches, and put those on my Google Home controls screen. They seem to work fine. Only downside is that they say On/Off rather than Open/Closed.

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I keep on getting the login error. Can anyone help?
Thank you in advance.

I just installed new app and am having trouble getting this to work. Is it still live and well?

Still working fine for me. What issues are you seeing? Any errors or messages in the IDE live logging?

I just installed the new IOS update. I had it installed ages ago and started fresh. I installed from GItHub and when I go into the new app, I click on add smart apps, I see your smart app and click on it, but then nothing happens. I do it again and same thing. Then after awhile it disappears.

Uninstall and reinstall the SmartThings app (ST app, leave myQ alone). The new ST app version update doesn’t upgrade correctly. The myQ app will work then.

I uninstalled and reinstalled yesterday. Fixed any of the devices working for me in general. Couldn’t get it to connect to anything and the reinstall fixed that.

I’ll give it another shot when I get home.

I just uninstalled and reinstalled and still having the same issue.

When I go to add a smart app, it takes me to a list which includes the MyQ one. Once I click on it, it just does nothing and takes me back to the automations tab.

I am using the new smartthings app and also MyQ Lite. Installed properly
One strange thing is that in new smartthings I am in the devices page and click the “turn on” icon (circle with a circle inside) of the garage door opener - nothing happens.
However, I can open the door via an scene that opens the garage door???

There have been some issues with control of devices since ST released the latest version of the app. If you open the device tile for your garage door and try to control it there - you will probably have better control versus clicking clicking the circle on the device tile to open. Or continue using your scene. Go figure! That’s my experience. The developer may know more :slight_smile:

I am also seeing this with other devices.


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When I want the door to automatically open, I am selecting the “On” radio button and then enabling the Garage door and setting it to Open. I am able to successfully save the automation.

When I want the door to automatically close, I am selecting the “On” radio button and then enabling the Garage door and setting it to Closed. I can’t save the automation. I get an error “Network or Server error occurred. Try again later.”

Am I not using the correct device settings in the automation?

Simply use on/off in the automations and skip assigning the garage door with open/close.

On to open the garage door
Off to close the garage door

To test, create a temp automation…

Set by time for a few minutes ahead of your current tIme
Control device —> garage door to on to open
Or garage door to off to close


Yes, this worked. Are all of the other “options” not used for anything?