How to Set Up a Daily Routine on Amazon Echo Dot with Alexa App.
Recently I realized that I haven’t been following my morning routine for months. I watch the newspaper, look at the weather forecast and listen to my favorite songs while sipping hot coffee. I admit that most of it is gone, but I still accidentally ask Alex to play me songs right in the morning. So, I thought, why not use my Amazon Echo Dot to do some day to day activities. For example, read weather information, turn on lights, play my favorite songs, and more. I created my daily routine, and it is so simple that it is not worth wasting time. So, here’s how to set up your daily routine on Amazon Echo Dot using the Alexa app.
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How to set up a daily routine on the Echo Dot
If you’re using Echo Dot, your device should already be paired. However, if you are using a new device, simply press and hold the dot button on the echo dot to launch pairing mode and follow the onscreen instructions in the Alexa app on your phone. When you’re done, open the Alexa app and click on the Hamburger icon in the top left corner. Select Procedure from the menu and click on the plus sign to create a procedure.
Select Enter Procedure Name and give it a name. For example, morning routine, wake-up routing, etc. This helps to easily distinguish between multiple routines. Then click Next.
Next, we will create trigger commands for Alexa, basically as IFTT (if this is then then). Click on the second option.When this happens, you will see four launch options: voice, schedule, smart home, and alarms. Select “Alarm” at which you will see the message “Alarm disabled”. Just click “Next” in the upper right corner.
The next step is to set the time when this procedure will be active. The fact that you can set multiple alarms at different times of the day, and you don’t want to run this routine as all of these alarms go off. Now click any time to set the conditions for the trigger. In this window, you can set it to play all days of the week or according to your choice. Then select the time between which this procedure will be active. For example, you can set your daily routine to alternate days of the week from 5 am to 6 am. After you’re done, click Next again.
There is also a Suppress For option which will restrict Alexa before starting the procedure again. it helps if you want to set the mode more than once a day for different time intervals.
On reaching the last step, click on Add Action. This will show you a list of actions that you can perform with the trigger. Sich, since you can ask Alex to say a personal message, say the date and time, and turn on the music. read news, etc. For example, you can tap News or Weather so that once the trigger is on, it reads news and weather updates for you.
What I like the most is that you can set multiple actions. For example, in addition to the relaxing morning music we chose in the previous step, we can add news updates, weather forecasts, date and time, etc. You can even set your own music that you can play over a specific period and platform … your choice (only limited options available). Moreover, it is possible to drag these actions and change the chronology of these actions at any time.
Finally, tap From, where you can set up the device you want to use to speak the entire action. You can select your phone or device, which in our case is the Echo Dot, and click Save. You are done, you can also use the play button in the normal menu to preview this on your device and check if it works correctly.
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Like this. Now every morning when the alarm goes off instead of jumping straight out of bed. You can wait for the surrounding music to nudge you, and while you do, you can listen to weather and news updates so you don’t have to waste time looking for updates on your phone or computer. What’s more, you can set up multiple treatments throughout the day. I hope you enjoyed reading this article, all the best until tomorrow morning!
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