Tag Archive: Routines


Bixby Routines: How they work on the Galaxy S10

Bixby Routines is an interesting new feature that lets you automate various actions on your phone. For instance, you can set up a morning routine that will automatically pull up weather and calendar information at a predetermined time. The sheer simplicity combined with the endless customization on offer make routines a great new addition to the S10. But how does it all work?

What are Bixby Routines?

Bixby Routines is Samsung’s take on IFTTT (If This, Then That).  [Read More…]

How to set up kid routines on your Amazon Echo

Getting your children ready for bed has been a problem that parents have been trying to solve for ages. Whether it be yelling at them or posting a paper schedule, some parents need a bit of an assist when it comes to bedtime. Amazon has a solution for those bedtime troubles with Alexa Routines. Compatible with the Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, Echo Show, and Echo Plus, Routines makes not only controlling your smart home easy but also gets  [Read More…]

Should you use Google Assistant or Amazon Alexa routines?

Here at Android Central, we’re big into connected home products that are designed to make life easier. If you’re trying to pick between Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa, we’re here to help you determine which offers the features and services you need most!

Amazon Alexa Routines w/ Amazon Echo Plus

Best for smart home

$ 150 at Amazon

Pros Easy to create custom routines Great for smart home control and automation Benefited by Amazon’s growing Echo  [Read More…]

Routines are broken on third-party Google Assistant speakers

“OK Google, what the heck happened to my routines?”

Google Assistant has only had custom routines for a few months now, but it’s made quite the impression, especially with the scheduled routines option that rolled out the ability to schedule routines so that they activate on a specific Google Assistant speaker at specific days and times. Scheduled, custom routines make Google Assistant my favorite alarm clock, but there’s been a slight snag in using them the last  [Read More…]

5 ways we’d improve Google Assistant Routines

Routines looks to be a clean, simple way to take Android to the next level, but it’s got some obstacles to overcome first.

As long as we’ve had computers, we’ve dreamed of them being able to do everything for us effortlessly. Google Assistant even allows us to get a small taste of that, controlling our homes, giving us information about the world around us, keeping us on-task and on-time, and reminding us of all the wonderful things  [Read More…]

3 Google Assistant Routines you should set up right now

Make your mornings brighter, your commutes stress-free, and your evenings more relaxing with a bit of help from Google Assistant

In just a few short years, Google Assistant has gone from a cool glimpse of the future to come to a legitimate digital helper that you can use every day with your smartphone, Google Home speakers, and soon via Google Assistant-powered smart displays.

One of the coolest new ways to use Google Assistant is the Routines feature  [Read More…]

How to set up Routines on your Amazon Echo

A few simple tips to make your Echo smarter than ever.

In just a few short years, the Amazon Echo has gone from a random speaker that nobody knew what to do with to a staple in the consumer tech space. Amazon’s evolved the Echo and Alexa (the AI that powers it) over those years, and one of the most powerful additions so far is a feature called “Alexa Routines.”

With Routines, you can configure your Echo  [Read More…]

Best Amazon Alexa Routines

Set Alexa up so it does the most work for you.

While the individual commands you can give your Amazon Echo are plenty diverse, you still have to give those commands one at a time. That can be more than a little tedious if you have multiple commands you regularly give, which is why Amazon created Routines for Alexa. Through the Routines system, you can set up multiple commands under a single spoken phrase. You get to  [Read More…]

Here’s what you’ll be able to do with Google Assistant’s six Routines

The Assistant’s about to get a lot more powerful.

Google’s been talking about its Routines feature for Google Assistant since October of last year, but it’s been pretty hush-hush in regards to how exactly users will interact with them and how much they can or can’t be customized. Thanks to a support page that Google recently published, we now have the full scoop on what Routines will be available and how they’ll work.

Originally spotted by our  [Read More…]