How to create custom phrases for Alexa with ‘routines’

Amazon has released an update which means we can finally create custom phrases for Alexa by using Routines. This gave me a couple of good ideas and has solved a big problem with the Broadlink skill. Most importantly I can go back to feeling like I live in the hit 90’s movie Demolition Man.

This video tutorial will show you how to use routines

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