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Get bixby routine to open 2 apps

(Topic created: 01-07-2022 02:03 PM)
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rondesgr
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How do I get bixby to open both waze and my audiobook player when it detects my car's Bluetooth? Right now, buxby lets me enter only one app in the routine. It won't even let me create a 2nd routine for detecting car's bluetooth.
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LongHiker
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@rondesgr Well, instead of using Bixby to open both why not just install your Audiobook player as the Audio player in Waze?

Try this:

  1. Open Waze
  2. Click on "My Waze" in lower left
  3. Click on the gear icon in upper left
  4. Scroll down to Audio player and click on it.
  5. Under "Your apps" you will probably see Amazon music. Click the Disconnect button so it won't be the default music player. 
  6. If you see your Audiobook player listed with an Install button, click the Install button.
  7. If it doesn't have an Install button OR after you have installed it, go back to the main Waze screen.
  8. Click the musical note icon in upper right.
  9. Select your Audiobook player as the default audio app. 
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rondesgr
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I made it to item 9 only to find the Waze only had Spotify as a option and had no other way of adding my audiobook player.

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Set Bixby that whenever waze opened, open audio book player
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rondesgr
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I figure it out.  Instead of clicking 'app' in the Then section, I had to click 'advanced options', 'show action list', '+', 'apps' for each app I wanted to add to my routine.  Hope this helps!

rondesgr
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Looks like I was wrong.  I can get ONE app to run if I use 'app' in the Then section.  When I add 2 or more apps in 'show action list' - and bixby forces you to choose more than 1 action - and then run the routine, I get "tap an action to activate it".  At this point I have to tap each action to run the desired apps.  What a waste.

So how do I get bixby routine to run 2 apps with 1 routine?  After doing a lot of searching, I'm the only one whose ever wanted to do this.....

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rondesgr
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Ok, the following worked.  I created a Bixby quick command to open Waze.  In my routine, I added one open app command through the 'app' to run my audiobook program, then added a Bixby 'run quick command' to open Waze.  Sheeeeeesh!  It worked.