If you are using our method of enabling garage door control with Alexa, you may have noticed you activate the Routine with some awkward wording. This article will walk you through how to create a routine in the Alexa app so you can open/close your garage door (or run any other action in your smart home) with customized prompting language.
Creating Routines in Alexa App:
1. Open your Alexa app and select Routines in the hamburger menu. Press the "+" button to create a new routine.
2. First you need to set what voice-prompt will set off the routine. Press "When this happens" and select Voice. Type in whatever you want to say to run the SimpleCommands Routine (e.g. "Alexa, open garage").
3. Next you need to add an action. Press "Add action" followed by "Smart Home" and then "Control Scene". Select with scene you want to run when you prompt this routine (e.g. "Open Garage Door"). Press Save.
4. Repeat steps 1-3 for however many Alexa routines you want to create.
And that's it! Now you can run your SimpleCommands Routines with Alexa using whatever voice-prompt you want, making it even easier to control your smart home from our centralized platform!
For any additional questions please visit our Knowledge Base, or contact us here. We'll get back to you as quickly as we can! To get started, go to the App Store or Google Play store and download SimpleCommands!