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Amazon Echo Discussion / Re: Interrupt a Routine
« Last post by walterbear on February 19, 2020, 01:36:17 am »
I've both Wemo and Hue motion sensor
but only Hue sensor can act as trigger in Routine
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Amazon Echo Discussion / Re: Alexa 'Routine' for Motion Sensor
« Last post by walterbear on February 19, 2020, 01:34:29 am »
I've a Wemo motion sensor and Hue montion sensor
only Hue motion sensor can act as a trigger in Routine
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Amazon Echo Discussion / Re: Help with routine please
« Last post by Marco on February 16, 2020, 07:57:25 pm »
How about setting up an e-mail account and then having such action (e-mail) included in the routine linked to this account?

All you have to do is remember to send messages from your e-mail with the "events" to the new account on the day before 
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Amazon Echo Discussion / Re: Echo Radio Alarm
« Last post by Marco on February 16, 2020, 07:36:59 pm »
Create a routine triggered by a schedule and set the alarm time. The first action will be "Device Settings ==> Volume". The second action will be Music (select TuneIn as the provider). The alarm will always start with the volume specified in the routine.

if you you want, you can even include a third action "wait X minutes" followed by a fourth "set volume to...(a little louder than the first setting), and keep on going with extra similar steps until the volume is loud enough to wake up even the neighbors.
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Amazon Echo Discussion / Re: Alexa 'Routine' for Motion Sensor
« Last post by jwlv on February 16, 2020, 07:12:06 pm »
To add on to what Macro said, you can do the same with a Ring alarm motion sensor. I put a Ring motion sensor at my front door.  Whenever someone comes up to the door, my Alexa routine turns on 2 lights near the front door and announces on all of my Echo devices "motion detected at the front door." Then waits 10 minutes and turns off those 2 lights.
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Amazon Echo Discussion / Re: Interrupt a Routine
« Last post by Marco on February 16, 2020, 07:08:39 pm »
It has something to do with a perfect timing on your stop command or with the fact it's a one action routine for sure.
Not only I've read other reports on this as I've just tested AGAIN and I can't stop the task by saying "Alexa stop" during the 20 seconds wait (second action). It will keep on going and reach actions two and three.
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I tried many other networks, and so far Alexa will recognize and tune only to  WGN.

For other networks, Alexa will acknowlege the network you mention, tell you what is currently playing (often incorrectly), and say "I couldn't find that on FIOS", even though a real network with what is currently playing is relayed.

She can pause and play live video properly.

I renamed the fios box from unknown_fios_device to Living-Room; same results.
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Amazon Echo Discussion / Re: Interrupt a Routine
« Last post by briancbb on February 16, 2020, 04:56:49 pm »
I have a 'Goodnight' routine that the wife uses.
It talks a reply something like, 'Goodnight Nancy, sleep well' then waits one minute and switches off the lounge lights.  This gives her time to leave the room.
I have started this routine, in error, on another dot when I have gone to bed first.  realising this I have said 'Alexa, stop' and the routine has stopped running.  Whether I have said this fast enough to still be in the reply part of the routine, or slower and been in the wait part I am not sure, but it works.
(I should be saying 'Alexa, Good morning ' to here the news before bed but forget, seems stupid saying good morning late at night!).
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Amazon Echo Discussion / Re: Alexa 'Routine' for Motion Sensor
« Last post by Marco on February 16, 2020, 03:18:18 pm »
This an old topic and my response probably won't help the OP at this point. That said I'm leaving this info for others that might end up here through a search....

The motion sensor from Philips (HUE) can be used as a trigger for routines in case you have an Echo Plus or an Echo Show 2nd gen, as both support HUE devices without an specific hub from Philips
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Amazon Echo Discussion / Interrupt a Routine
« Last post by Marco on February 16, 2020, 02:39:26 pm »
Routines got a lot of improvements since it was first introduced, but there's still something it can't be done and although seems 'silly' it's not, that is to interrupt a routine once it's started.
The funny thing it's the fact most of the people raising this question are trying to do the same; create an alarm routine.
The problem is obvious; You need to stop the routine before initiates any alarm you've created in case it's you (and not a burglar). Today you simply can't do that. Please don't suggest "Alexa stop" because it's not the case.

jumping to a real example:

I have a motion sensor (From Philips hue) being the trigger of a routine. The first thing it will do it's to send an alert to my phone (Alexa App) and then wait for 20 seconds before turning on a smart plug connected to an alarm siren. If I could interrupt the routine (disable don't stop the routine once it's initiated), then the alarm wouldn't start. As I can't stop (interrupt) the routine, the alarm will always sound after those 20 seconds.

Either Amazon include a stop routine action (something some claim it's impossible as a routine is a script that can't be interrupted once it's started)
OR include some sort of "IF" action that would split the script execution, making it possible to interrupt before continuing to the next part.

Hopefully there will be a solution to this problem soon as it's vital to create conditional routines.
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