The ‘Homework time’ routine has been a game changer in my house – specifically during the homeschooling period where my son quickly learned he could take advantage of the fact I was balancing work alongside keeping him fed/clean/educated!
All you need to do is have your TV registered in SmartThings and make a new routine. Click here for a shortcut, then:
1) Under “IF” add the times you want to restrict viewing
2) And then add your TV and pick “on”
3) Go to “THEN”, select Control Device and pick your TV, and set it to ”Off”
4) Tap Save and name your routine (e.g. ‘TV lock’)
He recently got his first games console and so I’m glad I’ll be able to use this over the school holidays as well – to ensure he doesn’t wake up in the middle of the night to get his Super Mario fix.
One tip, though: let the other adults in the house know what is happening… my fiancée was NOT happy that I’d set this up without telling her, but once I showed her how to manually de-activate it, by toggling it off in app (incase the adult want to watch TV during these times) I was back in the clear.
Nida (SmartThings UK)