Routines / automations on Alexa alternate to ST

If you can do everything you want to with just the Alexa app, then you don’t need smartthings. I have a bunch of Alexa routines that have nothing to do with my SmartThings account.

However, while the echo routines have a lot of functionality, they definitely don’t match smartthings yet. In particular, you are pretty limited in the trigger conditions you can use. You can’t use a switch or a button to trigger routine. And the “if“ side of the routine is much less complex.

So basically, if an echo routine works for you, great. Use it. :sunglasses:

See the following for more details on the differences between the two platforms:

How to Get Started Creating Complex Rules in SmartThings