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Getting Alexa to Play White Noise: Your Ultimate Guide

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Jan 23, 2024

Need a way to relax, concentrate, or fall asleep easier? White noise may be the answer, and Alexa can help with that. From simple commands to customizable sounds, let's explore how to make Alexa play white noise for you!

Step 1: Basic White Noise Command
It's actually quite simple to get Alexa to play white noise. All you need to do is say Alexa, play white noise. Once you do this, Alexa will start playing a continuous loop of white noise to help you relax, focus, or sleep.

Step 2: Choose A Specific Duration
If you want Alexa to play white noise for a specific duration, you can ask for it. Say Alexa, play white noise for [x] minutes/hours. Alexa will play the sound for the specified time.

Step 3: Explore Other Ambient Sounds
There are many different types of ambient sounds available on Alexa. Some popular examples include rain, ocean waves, or even thunderstorms. To hear a specific sound, simply say Alexa, play [type of sound].

Step 4: Use a White Noise Skill
If you're looking for more variety and customization, you can enable Alexa skills designed to provide white noise and ambient sounds. Some popular white noise skills for Alexa are:

  • Sleep Sounds by Voice Apps, LLC
  • Ambient Noise by Invoked Apps LLC
  • Sleep Jar by Sleep Jar

To enable a skill, say Alexa, enable [skill name]. Once enabled, say Alexa, open [skill name] to access its sounds and features.

Step 5: Create a Custom Routine
If you want to play white noise as part of your daily routine, you can create a custom routine in the Alexa app. Open the app, navigate to the Routines page, and tap the + icon to create a new routine. Include actions for playing white noise or other sounds.

Now that you know how to make Alexa play white noise, you can enjoy the soothing, calming effects whenever you need help sleeping, concentrating, or relaxing. Happy listening!

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