It could end up being the other way around though. Aside from this issue, they make a good product. It's only if there's a competitive product that offers the equivalent without a subscription that it would be helpful, since you can already buy the Chamberlain and not get a subscription. It's unlikely that a competitor will jump in, knowing that Chamberlain could drop the subscription model.I can say that I won't by a Chamberlain product in the future (if I can avoid it). This subscription stuff is just icing on the cake and they are cutting off their nose to spite their face.
Exactly. The fee is stupid. Plus, does that fee need to be paid per car ? I have a model Y and a model 3. There’s no way in hell I’m paying a fee that high for bothNo clue why they can't just give us one feature without a subscription fee. (MyQ). Seems like they want to charge for any little thing. This will be an absolutely excellent addition to the car that for me will be a complete flop that I absolutely will not use if it comes with a subscription cost. If they wanted to charge for it, then a 1 time fee at a reasonable amount (which to me would be around $50 or less) I'd probably go for it but for the pricing being mentioned its a no go for me. Guess I'll just continue picking up the garage door opener and doing it the old fashioned way lol
Am I understanding correctly that the SAME functionality is currently available in the MyQ app? That would really undermine charging for having it in the car. I don't use the MyQ app as we have HomeLink on both cars.Exactly. The fee is stupid. Plus, does that fee need to be paid per car ? I have a model Y and a model 3. There’s no way in hell I’m paying a fee that high for both
At the end it's just to open/close garage right, but Tesla's integrated myQ supports more smart stuff like opening garage when it senses that you're close to the garage door. I have myQ app on my iPhone and previously I have to open/close it manually. After setting up the Homebridge myQ plugin and add myQ to Apple HomeKit, now I can give voice command using phone/watch. Apple HomeLink does allow setting up automation scenes to open garage based on phone's GPS but I still prefer to be in control. I really don't see myself paying more to have just the same setup as what I have right now.Am I understanding correctly that the SAME functionality is currently available in the MyQ app? That would really undermine charging for having it in the car. I don't use the MyQ app as we have HomeLink on both cars.
@Kiwi @tpedwards, I am new here. I just wanted to point out, you can make a Internet/app driven GDO WiFi switch for your opener for $6-7 and be done.I don't see the point in spending the money. I would buy added hardware if Homekit opened and closed the door.
Sir, have you looked at the app called Remote Tesla? In the beginning it was called Remote S. He now supports predefined shortcuts. And his shortcuts also work with NFC tags.Yea, I was actually thinking that an alternative might be to use the OpenGarage controller ($50) and Home Assistant to do the same thing. This keeps everything local and completely in my control, with no subscriptions. It's a bit more work and it doesn't integrate with Tesla as cleanly, but it should do what I need it to do.
And who knows, maybe at some point in the future Tesla will allow us some API access to do things like this (unlikely).
I use two primary brands for my smart home stuff. One is a lot of Sonoff stuff. The other is Yolink made by Yosmart.com. They have a category of Smart Garage stuff. Two main methods for triggering the door to open. And they have a GDO sensor. Its pretty simply in operation. You use double side tape to stick it to the door. And when the door is down, the sensor is vertical. When the door is open, the sensor is horizontal. And I can set it in the app to notify me for different messages and intervals to alert me the door is still open.I don't know, there are a couple of reasons that I might like to have an automatic garage door opener. I keep the old push button remote in the drivers door pocket and it works pretty well. But the signal is not great so I have to be almost in the driveway before it can activate my garage door. Also my garage door opens kinda slow so I always have to wait for it to open fully before I can pull in. It would be great if the door could start opening while I'm a couple of houses away and be completely open when I arrive. It's not much, but it would feel very premium.
Finally, I've been wanting to add this functionality to my home automation system anyway. Sometimes the door doesn't close properly (when the sun hits the sensor just right) and I don't know about it for an extended time. Or maybe I left it open overnight by mistake. My home automation could close it for me, or at least warn me that it's open when it shouldn't be. To have it work from my car is just an additional cherry on top.
Homelink will still work without any payment. I talked to a rep at I believe it was champion who said that the garage door will still go up and down without having to pay. The extra stuff is what you’d be paying for. I sure as heck don’t need it as long as I can still use Home link for free.Tesla is set to integrate MyQ devices into their vehicles. We take a closer look at its features… Read More