Alexa Routines
How to Control Your Smart Home Using Alexa Routines

Amazon has recently introduced Alexa Routines allowing you to perform numerous actions using a single command. It’s great to control your smart home with your voice command, but it’s even better when you can say one command and have multiple things done at once. In this post, we’ll tell you about how to control smart home using Alexa Routines.

One of the biggest inconveniences of smart speakers is to speak multiple commands to perform a single task. Alexa Routines will enable users to trigger multiple actions simultaneously like switching off the lights, locking the door, and turning off the television with a command like, “Alexa, good night.”

Routines allow you to create a customized command to make multiple things happen at once, or you can schedule events to occur at specific times.  This will give users the ability to set up commands like “Alexa, I’m going to bed” that turns off the lights in your common areas, and turns on the lights in your bedroom as well. So, let’s not waste the time and get on to know how to set up Alexa Routines to control multiple smart home devices at once.

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Control Your Smart Home Using Alexa Routines

  1. First of all, open the Alexa app on Android and iOS
  2. Next, tap on the menu button in the top-left corner of your device’s screen

Control Your Smart Home Using Alexa Routines - Menu button

  1. Select Routines from the given options

Control Your Smart Home Using Alexa Routines - Routines option

  1. Now, you need to tap on the Plus sign to get started making a routine

Control Your Smart Home Using Alexa Routines - Plus button

  1. On the following screen, you can tap on When this happens allowing you to trigger the routine

Control Your Smart Home Using Alexa Routines - When this happens section

  1. You can either give Alexa a command to trigger the routine or have it trigger at a certain time on certain days

Control Your Smart Home Using Alexa Routines - Options

  1. If you select When you say something, you’ll need to type the command you’d like to use to trigger the routine. Once done, hit the Save button

Control Your Smart Home Using Alexa Routines - Save button

  1. If you select At scheduled time, you’ll need to choose a time of the day as well as what days you want the routine to run at that specific time. Once done, you can hit the Done button at the bottom of your device’s screen

Control Your Smart Home Using Alexa Routines - Done

  1. After completing the above-mentioned steps, you can tap on Add action. It involves choosing what you want to happen when you say your specific command or at the specified time. There are four categories to choose from – News, Smart Home, Traffic, and Weather

Control Your Smart Home Using Alexa Routines - Add action

  1. On the following screen, you can select either Control device or Turn on scene. If you want to simply turn a device on or off, you’ll need to select Control device, but if there’s a specific hue lighting scene that you want to activate, you’ll need to choose it from the list after tapping on Turn on scene

Control Your Smart Home Using Alexa Routines - Smart Home section

  1. Once you’ve selected the scene, hit the Add button at the bottom of your device’s screen

Control Your Smart Home Using Alexa Routines - Add button

  1. Next, tap on Add action to add your next device that you’d like to control

Control Your Smart Home Using Alexa Routines - Add action1

  1. Select Smart Home

Control Your Smart Home Using Alexa Routines - Smart Home

  1. Scroll down and select the device you want to turn on/off
  2. By default, the action will turn on the device, but tap on the big circle to change it if you want to. You can then hit the Next button at the bottom of your device’s screen

Control Your Smart Home Using Alexa Routines - Next button

  1. Tap on the Add button at the bottom to confirm

Control Your Smart Home Using Alexa Routines - Add

  1. Now, hit the Create button to finalize the routine and get it up and running

Control Your Smart Home Using Alexa Routines - Create

From now onwards, whenever you say “Alexa, good morning” or at the scheduled time, Alexa will turn on your lights as well as your space heater. In addition, you can set a schedule for these devices in their own separate apps, but Alexa makes it a bit more convenient.

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