I made this post as a reply to you on the ES thread Bobby. Probably more appropriate over here on this thread.
It become viewable in my App about 20 minutes ago. Kind of bizarre as the client and app remained the same.
Anyway, this isn’t exactly what I was thinking. It’s very very limited in the functional elements you can add. I was thinking for example that you would be able to add one or more of your Echo devices to it, and then a command to play Lithium on Sirius/XM and a command to set the volume.
You can add weather, traffic, news and turn on / off devices and control brightness of lights, lock doors, and can add existing scenes.
You cannot add an ST Routine as they do not show up under Scenes like they do if you add a Group in Alexa. I can actually run an ST Routine from a Group I have added in Alexa.
One of the things they stated in the What’s New is the ability to automate smart home and audio actions (all I can see for audio is turning on or off my Bose speakers) with a command. Maybe I missed or overlooked that somewhere in the app.
Do they plan on extending this functionality?
What’s your thoughts or opinion on what they have made available in the Routines?