Get a sensor exposed to Alexa

I have a MyQ integration to HA and it’s connected now to Alexa with this excellent solution. I can open and close the garage door by asking Alexa, but what I can’t do is ask her the status of the door. I thought if I added this:

  - platform: template
        friendly_name: 'Garage Door State'
        value_template: '{{ states.cover.garage_door_opener.state }}'

But when I go to the Alexa app on my phone and search for new devices it doesn’t find anything. Any thoughts?



Hi John!

Curious if you found an answer to your problem. I might have some sensors I would like to expose too and get a response by Alexa.


try this