Chamberlain MyQ Smart Universal Garage Door Opener

Last updated: June 1, 2023

No matter what garage door you have, chances are this garage door opener can help. It connects to your smartphone to let you communicate with your garage door. If you forget to close your door when you leave the house, you can set alerts to let you know.

We looked at the top Garage Door Openers and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Garage Door Opener you should buy.

Product Details

Key Takeaway: One of the more advanced garage door openers, this model is actually compatible with your smartphone.

In our analysis of 25 expert reviews, the Chamberlain MyQ Smart Universal Garage Door Opener placed 5th when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

MyQ Smart Garage Hub by Chamberlain allows you to use your smartphone to open and close your garage door from anywhere. Feel more secure at home when you set times for your garage to close and receive alerts when the garage door opens and closes. With the MyQ garage, your smartphone, Wi-Fi and any compatible garage door opener, you are connected and in control.MyQ is compatible with most brands of garage door openers made after 1993, including Chamberlain, Craftsman, Lift Master, Stanley, and more. Note: You must have a sectional garage door and safety sensors installed. MyQ is easily installed in four steps or you have the option to request expert garage hub installation for added support. MyQ also works with Nest, Google Assistant for voice control, IFTTT, and Wink for even more features and functionality. Daily schedules – preset times for your garage door to close or your lights to turn on/off every day.

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Expert Reviews

What reviewers liked

The Chamberlain MyQ Garage is one of the most affordable smart garage-door openers, and also one of the easiest to install.
Chamberlain's MyQ device includes a sensor for your garage door as well as a hub that connects to your Wi-Fi network. When you send a command using your smartphone, it is relayed to the hub, which then goes to the sensor that activates your garage door.
It was the easiest and quickest to install of all the controllers we tested, it's among the simplest to set up and use, and it's compatible with the most garage doors, thanks to the huge popularity of Chamberlain and LiftMaster products in homes across the country.
There are three core abilities MyQ offers through its apps and devices: Opening the door, closing the door (no matter where you are), and creating customized alerts on the status of the garage door—whether it was left open, opened unexpectedly, and so on. This gives you the ability to schedule a garage door to close at a specific time during the day to make sure that it’s safely down no matter what.
The MyQ was the first smart garage-door controller to be manufactured, and it’s one of the simplest smart-home devices to install and set up.
The app is well-designed and offers full remote control access and operation to your garage door, and it's compatible with a broad range of platforms.

What reviewers didn't like

It works with a growing list of other smart home products, but notables like SmartThings and Revolv still don't have official support.
In order to use MyQ with Google Assistant or IFTTT, you have to sign up for a $1/month or $10/year plan with MyQ. That's a bummer. Also, it doesn't work with SmartThings or Alexa.
You can also connect the opener to Google Assistant or IFTTT, but this requires a small $1 monthly fee.
False alerts have been an issue for some users. In our first round of testing, the device sometimes indicated that the door was open when it was actually closed, or vice versa; a number of our editors who have MyQ units in their homes have had similar experiences.
The learning curve on the app can be a bit steep, and this opener is prone to software and connectivity issues.
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