Echo buttons have been around for a while, but it’s only recently that Amazon added the ability to use them to control your SmartHome devices. This new feature will allow you to assign routines to your Echo buttons, essentially allowing you to control multiple SmartHome devices at the same time with the push of a button. Here’s how to set it all up.

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Before we get started, this guide assumes that your Echo buttons are already up and running. If they haven’t already connected to your echo, we have a guide to walk you through the process.

To assign the «Echo» button to the «smart home» task, you need to create the «Alexa» program. If you are unfamiliar with routines, we have a handy guide on how to set them up. When integrating the Echo button, you will follow the same instructions, but with a slight difference.

Start from the main screen of the Alexa app by pressing the menu button at the top left corner of the screen.

Select Routines from the list of options.

Click the «+» button in the upper right corner to create a new procedure. Unfortunately, you cannot edit an existing routine to add an Echo button.

Select «When it happens» at the top.

Press the Echo Button.

Click the «Echo» button and then click «Add» at the bottom of the app.

You will then choose what happens when you press the «Echo» button. Click Add Action.

With the Echo button, you can control all kinds of things, even non-smart home tasks. In this guide, we will focus on smart home, so click «Smart Home» in the list of options.

You can control one device, multiple devices at the same time, or a specific scene that you have set up.

I want to be able to turn off my entire entertainment system with the click of the «Echo» button, so I’ll select the «TV» scene I created with my Logitech Harmony Hub.

Choose what you want the Echo button to do when pressed. In this case, I want it to disable my entertainment system. So I’ll tap to select «Off.» On tumblr.

After that, I can add another action if I want, but I’m happy with it. Click «Create» at the bottom when everything is set up.

Your new Alexa routine controlled by the Echo Button will now appear in the list of existing routines and is ready to go!

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