The ability to copy routines
Please give the ability to copy routines in the same screen where you can delete/play routine.
This is needed because the current grouping mechanism only allows for on/off functionality in routines. Which means every device needs to be on the routine individually if you want anything more than simple on/off. I have 17 lines just for basic lighting and replicating that info is very labor intensive and time consuming.
Having the ability to copy routines, adjust parameters, and save as new name/time would save me tons of time as I grow my smart home.....or give us the ability to control more than simple on/off in groups (which I know would probably require significantly higher amounts of dev work).
Michael Busby commented
To help with the creation of repetitive routines
I just added two Amazon Dots to my classroom, and I completely agree with Christopher’s comments here. And it’s been nearly two years since he posted them.
You need to add basic functionality like duplication and multi-day dynamic scheduling within the Alexa a Routine interface. These options come second nature to other workflow apps on the market, and it’s worth pointing out that many of them are competitors in the Smart Home race.
TM Petaccia commented
Jessica Johnson commented
Another great function would be to allow a key phrase to begin a routine at a certain time. For instance, if I have to be out in the morning, I could tell Alexa “Start school day routine” and she would wait until 8am and begin the rest of the routine to keep my family on track. It wouldn’t be a daily routine, so the key phrase beginning a routine at a specific time would be perfect. I know, first world problems, but if we are going to have this technology let’s make it as great as we can 😁
Jessica Johnson commented
Please add this functionality! I homeschool my children and want to try adding an Alexa routine to give our day more structure now that they are in higher grades. We have four different daily schedules and one day that we use for art/field trips/enrichment, so I can not just set “weekdays”. I would love to be able to copy one routine and customize it for each day. I would also like to copy the routines so they play in my children’s rooms when they are working on self-study.
While they are at it why not add the ability to schedule individual days of the week rather than weekdays and weekends
Chris Lenzo commented
Yes, this is needed
please add this
Thijs van Leeuwen commented
Much appreciated if that functionality would be added!
Graham Eastwood commented
High priority please - would save a lot of time!
Shane Twentyman commented
People have been asking for this, for over a year. Why has this not been done yet?
Ken Jones commented
Adding my vote for this is needed.
Chris Elsey commented
This would be a very simple code update. What the heck is taking so long! Come on Amazon!!
OMG YES!! to copy and then edit the new routing and turn it I to say a scheduled one would save tons of time from having to essentially re-create the same routine just to make it a scheduled task. this should have been already an option from day one. I can't believe that you still can't. I wonder if there's a specific directory on a smartphone that holds these routines like in cam. Amazon. Alexa. Com or something where you could copy that and paste it and rename them but I kind of doubt it. Please get on this as soon as possible
Totally, just started with Alexa and home automation. This should be a *given”.
I dread having to repeat my routines
Kevin J Collman commented
Omg yes please. Cannot believe this has not been added yet. What’s the hold up?
Emily James commented
Yes PLEEEEASE!!!!!! Different kids with different schedules on different days. And it's always changing.
Thomas Tranter commented
Please add the ability to copy routines. My work schedule changes very frequently. I have to create routines for the myriad of times and days I work and either enable or disable them depending on need. The ability to copy a routine and change the time would greatly simplify things.
Michael D Montgomery commented
Please consider this. Sometimes I just need to copy a routine and just give it a different name. Like I have “fan light low”, I would just like to copy the routine and also have one named “fan light dim”.
Jim B commented
I also have a similar situation and it would be much easier to copy and paste a routine than type and make selections for 20 minutes