Alexa : the calendar in the routines is available in France!

We mentioned the thorny subject not long ago in our interview with Philippe Daly, the country manager Alexa La France : Amazon seemed to have totally forgotten the integration of schedule in routines Alexa. Promised thing, due thing, the teams ofAmazon have therefore worked on the subject and are announcing its availability today! Let's see what we can do with ...

Associate your calendar with Alexa

To be able to use your schedule in routines, you must of course start by associating it with Alexa and it could not be simpler:

  1. Open theapplication Alexa,
  2. See you in " Settings " via the "hamburger" at the top left,
  3. Associate the calendar of your choice : Google, Microsoft or Apple. Here, we have chosen to associate Google Calendar.

There you have it, all you have to do is create a routine!

Insert the calendar into the routines Alexa

Here too, it is not very complicated, but we will obviously guide you and give you some examples of use.

  1. See you in the routines Alexa, always via the "Hamburger" on the top corner left ;
  2. Create a new routine by clicking on the "+" top right ;
  3. Give it a name if you like (it's practical enough to find them easily);
  4. Select a trigger in "When that happens ...". We chose "Ignore the alarm" which allows us to trigger the execution of our routine as soon as we have cut our alarm clock on Echo Show 5;
  5. Choose "Add an action" and " Calendar " ;
  6. Select the option that best suits you!

You have three choices:

  1. Calendar of the day : ideal for a morning routine;
  2. Next day's schedule : perfect for the evening, just to dream of the meeting with your boss during the night;
  3. Next event : practical so you don't miss anything and give booster shots throughout the day.

An example routine:

  1. Wide awake, we ignore our Echo Show 5's alarm by swiping - or swiping - across the screen;
  2. Alexa turn on the bedside lamp, connected of course, at 25% so as not to make us jump out of bed;
  3. She says "hello" to us and gives us her anecdote or information of the day;
  4. She gives a little update on the weather;
  5. It gives us the traffic information to get to work (not very useful for teleworking, note);
  6. She reads us the famous as much as expected today's calendar;
  7. She ends up throwing our daily flash.

This is, of course, just one example. You are free to add or remove items, or even start preparing your breakfast if you have a compatible connected coffee machine Alexa !

If you are fond of naps, you may decide to perform this routine only in the morning: between 5 a.m. and 9 a.m. for example. Likewise, if you don't wantAlexa read your calendar on Sunday because the idea of ​​returning to work on Monday may get you down, you can select the execution days of your choice.

There you go, you know everything, and you will no longer have any excuse if you forget your dentist appointment. !


Fascinated by Alexa since the day I received it in beta test, I gradually became passionate about the subject, before deciding to go further by creating a site with Jean-Christophe. An activity that allows me to quench my thirst for new technologies and share my discoveries about the nicest of communities: Les Alexiens.