Tutorial Create a routine to wake up gently

Now that you've had a taste of creating routines, the possibilities ofAmazon Echo seem immense to you. And they are, but you have to pay attention to the subtleties and small difficulties. Routines that seem simple to us sometimes go in circles.

To help you, today we are going to see how to create a routine that will allow you to wake up with the music of your choice and by turning on the light in your room… What better way to start the day ?!

Routines: common bases, but subtleties

As part of wake-up routines, we will not initiate them by voice, but via the time at which an action must be implemented. We take the case of an alarm clock, but you can just as easily program an automatic switching on of a connected outlet, or on the contrary its deactivation, or even turn on the lights for your arrival or make a substitute for presence during your holidays. ...

To do this, go to the app Alexa and select Routines, then the + at the top right

From there, select “When this happens” and then “Schedule”. Choose the time at which the routine will start as well as its frequency (daily, during the week, every day, such or such day…).

Create a routine with Alexa Create a wake-up routine with Amazon Alexa The next step will be to choose the action to add. We will start with choosing the music to play.

You have several possibilities of sources: Amazon Music, Deezer, Spotify, your music… This is quite simple in most cases, but when you want to listen to a particular song, long enough, it is not the same. Indeed, it is necessary to note either the name of the group, of the title or of the playlist… And the formulation must be exactly the same as that of your source… The simplest remains to create a separate Playlist with only the title that you want to listen when you wake up. And it is this Playlist that you will write down, starting with "Ma". If you have several Echoes, also choose the one that will have the honor of pulling you from the arms of Morpheus (look at the bottom of the screen to select it).

 

* What if we want to put several actions?

If you want to add an action like turn on the light, select “Add action”. The procedure is the same as for our tutorial on routines. You can thus decide to turn on the light with a low intensity so as not to burn your retinas in the morning.

In summary, select "Connected Home", "device" or "group" (depending on what you want to light), find your lamp or group of lamps and then how you want to light them.

Validate your routine by selecting "Create". The latter will then be present in the list of your routines. You can then deactivate and reactivate it as desired by entering the routine, but also easily change the time, the title to play, the intensity and the color of the bulb ...

And There you go ! Thanks to this tutorial, you will be able to wake up in the morning with the songs of birds and the light of the sun in your room. All thanks to the Alexiens!

Routines no longer hold any real secrets for you. The logic of the routines remains the same, you can thus modify the actions, the triggers…. But that's another story.

Did i choose Alexa or did she choose me? Let's say that as a beta tester, it's a bit of both! And I do not regret having met our favorite assistant nor this adventure undertaken with Alexien Modo. Technophile, self-taught and loving popularization, I try to make our common passion easy to access!