Wake up to your favorite tunes!

Set an Alexa music alarm to help you rise 'n shine

It's easy to set an Alexa music alarm -- just say "Alexa, wake me up to Soak Up the Sun at 7am." I do love a little Sheryl Crow in the morning, but you can insert the song, artist or genre of your choice!

Pro Tip: You can also have a celebrity nudge you out of bed -- including country singer Blake Shelton, Tara Reid and even Man City Football! Open the Alexa app > tap the hamburger icon in the upper left corner > tap "Reminders & Alarms" > tap an alarm to edit it or "Add Alarm" for a new one > tap "Sound" then tap to select your choice. This morning I woke up to Blake Shelton's "Dang, is it time for a drink yet? I mean coffee? Time to get up y'all!"

Is it really better to use your Echo as your alarm clock? Yes!

Tonight, dock your phone, and get some distraction-free sleep. Here are some reasons you'll love waking up with an Alexa alarm:

  • Set as many alarms as you need (if you’re like me and want one alarm 15 minutes before you need to get up and another to tell you that 15 minutes is up)
  • Set recurring alarms by saying "Alexa, set a 7am alarm every weekday"
  • Say "Alexa, snooze" after your Echo alarm goes off to catch 9 minutes of extra zzz's!
  • Trigger a morning Alexa routine when you dismiss your Alexa alarm that turns on the lights, gives you the weather and news, brews coffee and more! Tap/click here to get set-up in seconds

6 unusual Alexa skills to try

From a weather skill that just tells you the temperature (sometimes that's really all we want to hear!) to the Beer Goggles skill that helps you decide when you've had enough, CNET's list of 6 unusual Alexa skills to try has a combination of surprisingly helpful and entertaining skills for you to check out!

Tap/click here to read the full list.
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