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New Alexa Routine features added

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The first is the ability to set a "wait" period in a Routine to less than one minute... now down to 5 seconds. Previously I had been sprinkling "dummy" commands like volume adjustments for short delays

The second is the ability to invoke an Alexa Skill from within a Routine.

I have been waiting for this as I have been using a second Echo Dot to speak that Skill invocation command to a first Echo Dot to start a game at a defined time.

This is very useful for those living independently who need a bit of encouragement to exercise their mind or body

https://developer.amazon.com/blogs/alexa/post/cf65c68e-f3df-475e-939d-4ea2771b20b7/tell-your-customers-they-can-now-invoke-your-skill-from-routines

 

skills in routines.GIF

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Yeah that drop in time is VERY powerful.  Waiting 5-10 seconds means you can now create entire workout routines just with Alexa routines.  I love this!

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