Does Chamberlain MyQ Require a Subscription


The Chamberlain MyQ garage Hub transforms your garage experience by allowing you control over your garage door through the MyQ App this entails various beneficial features such as the ability to check whether or not your garage door is open or closed, close or open your garage door from wherever you are in the world, as well as integrate with various smart technology products.

The most common question I receive is does the Chamberlain MyQ require a subscription or a monthly fee?

Chamberlain MyQ offers a subscription for connecting your device to smart home services such as IFTTT, & Google assistant. The subscription will allow you to automate various features with your smart devices. The cost for this subscription will be $1 a month or $10 a year. Although Amazon Key, Nest, & Xinfinity home integration does not require a subscription and can be integrated for free.

Apart from integrating chamberlain Myq to smart home services such as IFTTT & Google assistant, chamberlain’s other features are completely free. This includes using the chamberlain app to check your garage history to see at what times were your garage open & closed as well as if it was left open. You will be able to add an alert to set your garage on a timer if it is left open for a time chosen by you say 5 minutes it will automatically close on its own. The app will also allow you to open and close your garage remotely.

Premium Services That Require Monthly Fee

  • Connect MyQ To Google Home Assistant
  • Connect MyQ To IFTTT
  • Connect MyQ To Alpine Connect
  • Connect MyQ To Clare Controls
  • Connect MyQ To Eve For Tesla

Connecting MyQ to Google home assistant allows you to control your garage with voice command through your google home. This allows you to close/ open your garage door, check on the status of your garage door, as well as set a fixed time you want your garage to close.

Integrating IFTTT to your MyQ app allows you to benefit from Geolocation which detects whether or not you are about to enter your garage or leave and closes and opens the garage door accordingly without you having to touch a button. You will also receive a notification to ensure your garage door is closed once you left the house.

Additional Services Chamberlain MyQ Can Connect To No Fee Required

  • Connect MyQ To Amazon Key
  • Connect MyQ To Tend
  • Connect MyQ To Nest
  • Connect MyQ To Alarm.com
  • Connect MyQ To Wink

Amazon Key makes it easier for you to collect your packages, this allows Amazon to securely open your garage door with MyQ sending you a notification once the package is delivered & your garage door is opened, this is perfect if you worry about leaving your package on the porch.

MyQ also integrates with Tend with no monthly fee required, this allows you to view your Tend camera’s through your MyQ App.

Is The Premium Verison Necessary?

Not really, as mentioned above you will be able to control your MyQ garage hub through the chamberlain app. These free features allow you to automate your garage allowing it to close if opened to long for a specific amount of your choosing, it also allows you to pick a time in the day if your garage is opened and turn it off for example if your garage is ever open at 10:00 Pm the garage will automatically shut off. You will also be able to see whether or not you shut off your garage door when you left the house through the app.

Does Chamberlain Myq work with Siri?

Yes, but you will need to purchase the myQ HomeBridge. The myQ HomeBridge allows you to control your MyQ hub with your apple devices (Ipad, Apple Tv, Apple Home Pod, iPhone..etc). You will also be able to ask Siri on the status of your garage and to close/open the garage or to set a routine for your garage.

What You Need Before You Purchase or Install MyQ

Before you start setting up your MyQ there are a few things you will need:

  • Check the compatibility with your garage door opener
  • Make sure you have a good Wifi connection in your garage (Atleast 2 bars)

Before purchasing or installing the chamberlain MyQ it’s important to check if your garage door is compatible with the MyQ you can check this through MyQ’s Compatability checker.

Also, you should make sure your wifi connection in your garage is adequate at least two bar signal is needed. If it’s not you can simply purchase a Wifi extender which should increase the distance to where your wifi would connect to.

What Garage Door Opener Does Not Require a Subscription Fee?

Nexx Smart Wi-Fi Garage Door Controller

The Nexx Smart Wifi Garage opener works similarly to Chamberlain Myq and converts your garage door to a smart one & allows you to control your garage from wherever you are through the app. Although where the Nexx shines is once purchased there is no monthly fees whatsoever. It can be integrated with Alexa, Google home, as well as Siri allowing you to control your garage through voice and allowing you to do various tasks such as set routines and more.

Final Thoughts

So there you have it, the chamberlain myQ does have a subscription fee but that’s only for connecting you MyQ to smart home services such as Google Assistant or IFTTT. The subscription is $1 a month or $10 a year which can be abit of a disappointment but there are smart garage door hubs that don’t require any monthly fees at all. Such as the Nexx smart controller. The Nexx does quite similar tasks as the MyQ & does integrate with Alexa, Google Assistant, as well as Siri for no additional costs.

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