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Setting Up Advanced Routines for Amazon Alexa and Google Home

If you’ve got an Amazon Echo or Google Home speaker at your place of residence then you’re probably used to firing off a few questions about the weather or the cast of the new Star Wars movie. But these speakers and the smart assistants inside them are now a lot more capable than that.

Both Alexa and Google Assistant now support the use of routines, which are basically a bunch of operations all piled together under one voice command. When you get up in the morning, you might get your speaker to read the news, and turn on the lights, and unlock the front door... you get the idea.

In the Amazon Alexa mobile app, you need to tap Routines from the main app menu on the left to get started. In the Google Home mobile app, open your profile tab then choose Settings, Assistant, and then Routines to get started.

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