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Does myQ work with Alexa?

Alexa is one of the best voice assistants, but does she work with myQ garage doors?

This image is demonstrating how Amazon Alexa and Chamberlain MyQ can be used to control devices remotely from anywhere.

Quick Answer: Yes, but you’ll have to set up a third-party service like IFTTT to do so.

In many homes, Alexa adds a lot of convenience to doing everyday chores. Amazon’s voice assistant can adjust the temperature on a smart thermostat, turn on/off smart lights, play music on a smart speaker, or even lock/unlock doors. 

Despite wide-ranging capabilities, including the ability to call your contacts, Alexa lacks native support for certain types of home automation, notably garage door control. 

This is where Chamberlain Group’s innovation steps in. The company has recently introduced a new breed of myQ-enabled garage door openers that allows you to control and monitor your garage door through a smartphone app.

Chamberlain myQ Garage Door Opener

Chamberlain's automatic garage door openers are powered by myQ. That gives you app control and linking to Amazon Key, for in-garage deliveries to defeat porch pirates.

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But, frequently using a smartphone may not be convenient. So, can myQ work with Alexa for easier control?

Here’s how to link Alexa to your myQ garage door opener for voice control.

Connect myQ with Alexa via IFTTT

Setup IFTTT

Download your smartphone’s IFTTT (If This, Then That) app (Google Play Store) (Apple App Store). Alternatively, you can use the web app.

Create an account

If you don’t already have one, create an IFTTT account and subscription (this costs $2.50 monthly)

Connect IFTTT with myQ

Visit the myQ Integrations page on the IFTTT website and connect myQ with your IFTTT account. 

Link Alexa to IFTTT

Visit the Amazon Alexa IFTTT page and log in with your Amazon account information.

Use existing applets

The myQ Integrations page on IFTTT platforms has a lot of existing applets that you can toggle on and off.

Close the garage door

Here is a popular one that closes the myQ-compatible garage door with specific commands on your Alexa devices. Make sure to toggle the connect switch to activate this applet.

You can also create your own IFTTT applets if the specific function you want isn’t on the hub page. That said, myQ garage door openers have only a few options, so it’s likely the one you want already exists.

Wrapping Up

Chamberlain myQ Garage Door Opener

Chamberlain's automatic garage door openers are powered by myQ. That gives you app control and linking to Amazon Key, for in-garage deliveries to defeat porch pirates.

Check Availability
KnowTechie is supported by its audience, so if you buy something through our links, we may get a small share of the sale.

It’s a shame there is no native support for Alexa on the myQ app. Chamberlain has most of the market share for garage door openers, but its smart home support is lacking.

Still, there are many workarounds in the market to make it work. We have shared the most popular and effective method with you.

Just be aware there is a cost attached to this home automation solution. You would have to pay IFTTT a nominal fee (currently $2.50 monthly). Also, you won’t be able to open the garage door with voice commands for the obvious security risk.

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