I’ve been creating virtual devices through the Smartthings Lab Virtual Device maker feature. The switches work fine and there’s nothing wrong there. But I discovered an issue and I think I must have a setting wrong somewhere.
When I create a virtual switch in Smartthings labs, I can’t trigger a routine off of it in Alexa. However, I created 20+ virtual devices in the IDE a long time ago for my leak detectors (because Alexa doesn’t natively allow you to trigger a routine off of smartthings leak detectors) so I know it’s absolutely possible to trigger a routine in Alexa with a smartthings virtual switch.
Am I missing something? Is there a setting I missed? It seems like a pretty straightforward process and this appears to just not be an option?
Checking on the Alexa side, the virtual device is being represented as a switch not a light and all my virtual switch leak detector routines are still in tact.
Is this a limitation of the new virtual switch creator?
Can I fix this in settings in the IDE?
Should I rely more on the IDE for making virtual switches instead?