Amazon Echo & Alexa Routines 2.0 – Calendars, Music, Messaging



This video is about the additions to Amazon Echo & Alexa Routines. This is version 2.0 . You can now include Music, Calendars, Announcements, Messaging and more.

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πŸ›’- ECHO SHOW 5 –
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πŸ›’- ECHO SHOW 10 –
πŸ›’- ECHO BUDS –
πŸ›’- ECHO FRAMES –
πŸ›’- ECHO LOOP –
πŸ›’- ECHO AUTO –
πŸ›’- ECHO FRAMES –
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πŸ›’- ECHO AUTO –

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25 Replies to “Amazon Echo & Alexa Routines 2.0 – Calendars, Music, Messaging”

  1. CR True64

    When can we expect the ability to be added to define a custom name for the Alexa device, like …. "Vickie" … for example? And the ability to define if has a woman's voice or a man's?

  2. Michael

    I can’t get the routines to work on a schedule! I set up a routine for lights to come on at 7PM and set the action to turn off at 9:30PM and went to play routine and the light turned on and is still on now. It’s 3:23 PM? I asked Alexa what time it was and her reply was 3:23. SO it like wtf! Does this work or not? Totally useless as far as I can tell. I farted with this thing all morning! F*** IT!

  3. Beryl White

    I'm glad the device doesn't work for you! I have the device which is come to monitor in the Echo second generation Plus supposed to turn on and off my ceiling fan well it works part of the time and to your question do I use routines a great big yes being as I have a vision problem the routines run my whole entire home. And to give a big shout-out to there Alexa microwave it's not something I would use for a large family but for someone like me it is heaven on Earth

  4. Nick Warner

    HUGE FLAW WITH AMAZON BUTTONS! Im normally in love with Amazon but this time im super sad. When you use the new Amazon Buttons to control a device or a routine, it can only do one action. This is TERRIBLE because say you want a button to turn a light on/off. YOU CANT! You need two buttons because on/off is TWO actions. Each button can only link to one action at a time. You need to buy one button to turn the light on. then have a separate button just to turn the light off. you cant just have that same button toggle on/off. Huge fail.

  5. Ruud Kuijer

    I found a quirk I'd like to address. Hopefully you (Craig) will read this older reply.
    The quirk is also bound to the routines, therefor I replied to this video.
    My wife and I have our Amazon accounts connected, in the Amazon app, via the Household function. I am baffled that the routines I create(d) are not visible to my wife (nor can she change them).
    This would be a huge improvement, I think.
    Also I am wondering why I cannot create or change routines via the Amazon app on my pc.
    Your thoughts?

  6. James Grayson

    Good night, turns off all my lights and good morning, turns on the Bathroom light, plays my flash briefing, and waits 10 minutes before playing news on Tunein. radio. During the ten minute break, I say my morning prayer and prepare a cup of coffee. Next, I'm going to set up mood routine with music and changing light colors.

  7. November Rain

    Hi Craig, can you set a routine on each echo device? I have a routine set at my living room when say β€œalexa goodnight” my lights and tv would turn off can i use the same routine for my bedroom lights and tv to turn off.

  8. Mick H

    Not sure if I’ve missed something… but I have a great routine in the morning that does Flash Briefing, Weather, News, turns on Living Room lights and boils the kettle. I can issue commands outside a routine to ask Alexa to turn on TV and Change Channel to whatever, but cannot see how to incorporate these last 2 commands within a routine, i.e. an Alexa voice command within a routine. Is this coming or have I missed how to do it? Secondly, the Wait action is great up to a point, but I’d like the lower limit of 1 minute to go much lower. For example my young grandchild loves Hue lights. It would be fun to set up a walking rainbow via Alexa turning on the first light red, waiting a couple of seconds then turning on orange on the adjacent light, yellow on the next after a couple of seconds and so on. Plus a loop facility might be cool too.

  9. Nellie Deblois

    I have not done a routine yet. When I wake up I have to ask Alexa 3 things. Turn off alarm, turn off music, ( brown noise playing all night) and turn on the lights. Then I would like to ask about the weather. Can I do all that with routine? How do you get it to do stops? Also the night before is routine, set alarm, start brown noise, loop the music, and turn off the light.

  10. Dan Millest

    I can't seem to get routines to work with multi-room speakers do you know if they are supposed to? When I set up the routine under FROM: it only has the individual devices not the groups.

  11. Miguel Correia

    Hi Craig, I'm having some issues with routines, maybe you can help me. I have an Echo Plus for a week now and suddenly my routines stopped working… For example, I have the default routine "Alexa, start my day" and when I use it nothing happens. Even if I create a new routine with a different name, it doesn't work. If I ask Alexa to play my flash briefing or play music from Amazon Music, all works perfectly but inside a routine nothing happens… Tried deleting the app and installing it again, and disconnecting the Echo and connecting again to see if it would help but it didn't. Need some help making my routines work!

  12. Leyda Leon

    My very organized self would like Alexa app to let me organize the routines as I like… we can organize actions within the routines but the routines are organized as they are created/edited. :/

  13. Pat LaVigne

    The first routine I set up was I told am I told Alexa I'm in the mood for love. It locks the doors dims the lights and starts playing I've got that Loving feeling. Everyone gets a kick out of that one

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