I have a harmony elite with hub. Before i got my SmartThings (ST), i had a Harmony activity called movie time that would switch the Samsung TV to PLEX, put the receiver on the right source and turn off the lights.
Now that i have an Amazon Echo and run all my lights with the ST, i have a “MOVIE LIGHTS” automation to leave on only the desired lights and dim them to my preference. But the problem is that now i cant ALSO have the Harmony activate the PLEX activity to switch the TV to PLEX and put the receiver on the right source.
Is there a way to combine the “MOVIE LIGHTS” automation from ST and “PLEX” activity from the Harmony in one Alexa command??
Like I said I haven’t used or played with this much, hopefully this weekend. I remember seeing my activities like watch TV on my things list. I can’t look right now since Internet is having problems today.
I have never tried to start an activity this way. So not 100% sure how it works.
This link I posted explains how to link all 3 together.
I know this can be done, I’ve read it on the forums before.
I think you can also add lights to your harmony activity, just can’t tell you how or yes for sure.
I have a similar automation…you have a couple of options. I would think easiest would be to have Alexa invoke an ST routine that covers all actions you need: Activate the switch for PLEX activity on Harmony & adjust lights according to your preference.
This assumes you already have Harmony linked in ST & have your Harmony activities listed as Switches.