The best smart garage door openers let you bring what’s probably the second-most used door in your house into the 21st Century. That’s because a smart garage door opener lets you control — and monitor — your garage door right from your smartphone, wherever you happen to be.
You can also connect smart garage door openers to other smart home devices, so that when you’re returning home at night, your lights will turn on when you open your garage door. Or, if you’re away, but your neighbor needs to borrow your lawnmower, you can simply open your garage door from your phone.
The best smart garage door openers we recommend here are designed to attach to existing non-smart garage door openers, and cost less than $100. If you’re shopping for a new garage door opener, Chamberlain, Genie, Skylink, and Ryobi all make Wi-Fi-connected models ranging in price from $169 to $300, so you don’t need to purchase additional accessories to control them from your smartphone.
What are the best smart garage door openers?
After testing and reviewing a number of the top models, we think the best smart garage door opener is the Chamberlain MyQ-G0301. For starters, it typically sells for less than $40, half the price of most of the competition. The MyQ works with Google Assistant, Apple HomeKit, and IFTTT (among other smart home systems), though it does not work with Alexa.
Chamberlain released a successor, the MyQ-G0401, which has an updated design, has both Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, and can…