Try Alexa’s new Halloween routine
Alexa has a few tricks up her virtual sleeve for Halloween—like the new Halloween Routine. This feature allows you to set up a spooky mood, activated by a voice phrase. You can use it in all sorts of ways—setting up your Halloween décor as night falls, getting in the mood while you try out Halloween costumes, or changing the foyer in the blink of an eye when trick or treaters come around.
Setting up a routine is simple. Just say “Alexa, enable Halloween routine.” Then you can customize it in the app.
- Go to the Alexa app and tap More in the bottom right.
- Tap Routines, and then select Halloween at the top.
- Select the actions you would like. You can turn on a smart light to a certain color (I like orange, or course!), play creepy Halloween sounds like a creaking door, or have Alexa offer a greeting like “Hello, my ghouls and goblins.” Don’t like the suggested wording? You can change it by typing in the text box.
- To activate, say the kick-off phrase “Alexa, start Halloween” and let the spookiness unfold!
Pro Tip: Looking for Halloween ideas? Alexa has loads of them. Say “Alexa, trick or treat.” She’ll give you a joke, or a fun idea on how to prank someone.