Routines running on specific echo-device
My goal would be to create a rule "Alexa, turn on the light", which does not turn on the light in all rooms, but just in the room the echo-device is in.
To solve this, it would be great if i can create routines with multiple-triggers - not only the voice command, but also the device i am talking to.
Secondly the commands should not be unique, so i can create more than one time the routine "turn the light on"
Ryan and Shannon Shukis commented
I agree. I am experiencing the same problem with fans throughout my home, in multiple rooms. I would like to say "Alexa, fan off" and have the fan in that particular room be turned off.
Sourabh bajaj commented
This is so important. I have set up routines like Alexa, Hello which turns on AC, fan and lights in my room and Alexa, Bye which turns everything off. But I can't do it in other rooms.
I understand what you are getting at. Now a days you would just create a group and put your devices in there. You could name the devices certain things and then assign each echo to a room. I agree however that routines should get a massive upgrade.
+1 on the same routine command on different Alexa's. it can get confusing knowing which routine to activate from different rooms so a single phrase on different devices would be great. the "alexa, goodnight" example is a great one.
You can already do the first with echo aware / Alexa enabled smart home groups. Or do you want that in a routine?
Ben Leow commented
Yes. I need that too.
I have a routine that turn off my bedroom lights and turn on the night light when I say "Good night".
But other occupants in other rooms unable to do that because if they say "good night", it would perform the routine in my bedroom.