Kickstart Your Day with Custom Alexa Alarm Music
What is Alexa Alarm Music?
Put simply, Alexa Alarm Music is a term for the Alexa alarm integration that allows you to change the sound of your alarm clock to the song or artist of your choice, rather than utilizing the built-in and more traditional alarm clock sound.
With Alexa alarm music, you can kickstart your day with your favorite heart-pumping song!
How Does Alexa Alarm Music Work?
Setting custom Alexa alarm music is easy to do with an Alexa alarm command.
Let’s start with the basic set-up for an Alexa alarm. To set an Alexa alarm, just say “Alexa, set an alarm for 7AM tomorrow morning.” When your alarm goes off tomorrow morning, all you need to say to turn it off is “Alexa, stop.”
Now that you know how to set up a basic Alexa alarm, it’s easy to set that same alarm to music. Say “Alexa, wake me up to Dolly Parton’s 9-to-5 at 7AM tomorrow morning.”
If you need a few extra Zzz’s when your Alexa alarm sounds, you can use the snooze feature to temporarily silence the Alexa alarm. Instead of saying “Alexa, stop,” just say “Alexa, snooze” instead, and enjoy nine additional minutes of sleep before your alarm clock goes off again.
Make the most out of your Alexa alarm with these features
These three additional Alexa alarm commands can turn a traditional alarm into one of your most-used Alexa skills.
- Set up a daily alarm and wake up at the same time every day. Just say “Alexa, set an alarm for 6AM every weekday.” Want to learn more about Alexa alarm set-up? Read the VoiceBrew Alexa Alarm Clock Guide, here.
- Wake up to light and sound with smart home lighting alarms. If you utilize smart home lighting, such as Alexa Hue Lights, you can have any lights of your choice turn on when your Alarm sounds. Once you’ve set up your smart home lights, just say “Alexa, set a light alarm for 6 AM with bedroom lights” and your lights will turn on when your alarm sounds. (Learn how to set up your smart home lights with our comprehensive VoiceBrew Alexa Hue Lights guide, here.)
- Kick off an Alexa routine when you dismiss your Alexa alarm. It’s easy to set up an Alexa routine that kicks off when you dismiss your Alexa alarm — so you can have Alexa automatically start reading you news and weather or even play your favorite morning music as soon as the alarm goes off.
Get More than a Morning Wake-Up Call with Alexa Sleep Sounds
From morning until bedtime, Alexa can improve the quality of your sleep. One of my favorite uses of Alexa is Alexa Sleep Sounds. Like Alexa alarm music, you can customize the music you fall asleep to with Alexa.
Check out the comprehensive VoiceBrew Guide to Alexa Sleep Sounds to learn about all of the features that allow you to fall asleep to the gentle sounds of a babbling brook or rumbling thunderstorm.
Pro Tip: Want more Alexa sleep tricks? Check out VoiceBrew’s guide to 5 Alexa sleep tricks to get the best sleep ever.
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