Alexa lets you enable several actions with a single request. For example, if you want your Echo (4th Gen) ($60, originally $100) to wake you up, turn on the lights, announce the top headlines for the day along with the weather, and start playing your favorite playlist or podcast, Routines will let you do that. You can have routines for any time of day or situations, it's not just for mornings or bedtimes.
You can always customize and build your own routine to fit your lifestyle. But test out the feature with these Skills:
- "Alexa, enable the Good Morning Routine" will make Alexa wish you a good morning, tell you something new, then play your Flash Briefing.
- "Alexa, enable the Start My Day Routine" will make Alexa tell you news, traffic, and more.
- "Alexa, enable the Good Night Routine" will make Alexa wish you good night and play sleep sounds.