Just say "Alexa, set alarm for 6:15am on Bedroom Echo!"
Now, you can set your morning Alexa alarm while you're washing up for bed in the bathroom. No matter what Echo device you're speaking to, Alexa will set the requested alarm on your Bedroom Echo.
Previously, you could only set an alarm on the Echo that you were speaking to.
Timers, too! This super handy new feature also works for timers. Say "Alexa, set 10 minute timer on Kitchen Echo" to any Echo in your home to set a timer in the kitchen.
Say "Alexa, stop" to any Echo in your home to turn off ringing alarms & timers. The next time you get up before your alarm goes off and can hear it ringing from another room, just say "Alexa, stop" to any nearby Echo speaker to turn it off. You don't even need to specify "Bedroom Echo" -- Alexa is now smart enough to figure it out! Also works for turning off timers :)
Do This Now: Give your devices easy-to-remember names
In order to easily set timers and alarms on specific Echo devices, you need to remember their names. I like naming my Echos by room: Kitchen Echo, Bedroom Echo, etc.
Here's the simple step-by-step:
- Open the Alexa app
- Tap "Devices" on bottom navigation bar
- Tap "Echo & Alexa" at the top
- Tap the Echo device you want to rename
- Tap the "Edit Name" blue text right below the current name
- Type the name and tap "Done" on the keyboard
- Set timers and alarms on your newly named Echo speaker!