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Alexa Won't Play White Noise: Reasons and Solutions

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May 17, 2024

Have you ever asked Alexa to play white noise and been disappointed when she doesn't oblige? Don't worry, you're not alone. Many people have faced this issue, but it's one that can typically be resolved quite easily. In this article, we'll explore some of the reasons why Alexa might not be playing white noise and offer solutions for each of these problems.

  1. Incorrect command

One of the most common reasons why Alexa won't play white noise is that the necessary command was not issued properly. Ensure that you're using the correct command, like Alexa, play white Ensure that you're using the correct command, like Alexa, play white noise, or Alexa, open White Noise from Sleep Sounds after enabling a suitable skill from the Alexa Skills Store.

  1. Unavailable white noise

Not all music services available on Alexa have white noise tracks. If you're using an Amazon Music Free plan, these might not include white noise tracks. Consider upgrading to Amazon Music Unlimited, as it offers a wider selection, including white noise sounds.

  1. Missing skill

There are several white noise skills available on the Alexa Skills Store. If you haven't enabled any white noise skills, Alexa won't be able to play one. To enable a white noise skill, go to the Alexa app, select 'Skills & Games,' search for 'white noise,' and enable the one that suits your needs.

  1. Technical issues

Sometimes, a simple technical issue can prevent Alexa from playing white noise. In such situations, try rebooting your Alexa device, checking your Wi-Fi connection, and ensuring that your device is updated to the latest software.

  1. Create a white noise routine

If you find yourself frequently using white noise for sleep or relaxation, setting up a custom routine in the Alexa app can ensure that it plays smoothly. Go to the 'Routines' section in the Alexa app and create a custom routine with your desired white noise sound.

In conclusion, there might be various reasons why Alexa isn't playing white noise, but they're typically easy to resolve. Remember to use the correct command, enable a white noise skill, and consider upgrading to a better music plan. Ensure your device is functioning optimally, and create a custom routine for a seamless white noise experience.

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