July 3, 2022

When you’re looking to upgrade your home to a smart home, you don’t want to forget the garage door. Being able to open it from your phone makes it easier for you to enter your house when you don’t have a remote or keypad handy. More than that, at some point, you or one of your kids might leave the garage door open. Most smart garage door openers, including the one that I use — the Chamberlain MyQ — let you check the status of your garage door and close it from a distance. Here are the best smart garage door openers for any home.

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Chamberlain MyQ

Best Overall

Reasons to buy




Smart Key


Compatible with several smart services


Sends notifications

Reasons to avoid

Payment plan

Must have Wi-Fi signal in garage

Considering how well it works, it’s seriously surprising how inexpensive the Chamberlain MyQ Garage Hub is. In addition to being able to open your garage door using your app, the device sends notifications to your phone to let you know when there’s activity or if the door has been left open. If you’re out running errands and suddenly wonder if you left the garage door open, you can check the app, and it will tell you the status. I’ve been using the Chamberlain MyQ Garage Hub for over two years now and love how I can manage both of my garage doors with a single app.