I have an Amazon Echo, Harmony Elite w/Hub, and Smartthings.
I’m trying out the virtual switches to trigger a lot of my Harmony activities via Alexa voice commands. I created a “Commercial Skip” virtual switch for Alexa. My Commercial Skip Harmony Activity activates an activity startup sequence that calls for the TiVo to use the commercial skip function on the DVR for the current commercial break.
If I’m using my Watch TV Harmony activity and I come across a commercial break, I can tell Alexa to “Turn On Commercial Skip”, which will then activate my Commercial Skip virtual switch (and my Harmony Activity will switch to my Commercial Skip activity). However, if I come across more commercials the next commercial break, and I try to tell Alexa to “Turn On Commercial Skip”, the skip function isn’t activated because the activity/virtual switch is already on and therefore the startup sequence for the same activity doesn’t run twice.
Is it possible to group multiple Harmony Activities under a single virtual switch? Ideally I’d like to tell Alexa to “Turn On Commercial Skip”, which would activate my “Commercial Skip” activity and immediately after switch back to my “Watch TV” activity. I tried grouping both activities (Commercial Skip and Watch TV) under a single virtual switch on the Alexa app but it seems to only activate the first activity, and never makes it to the second one.