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Making Alexa Your Personal Sound Machine: How to Play White Noise

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May 17, 2024

When it comes to getting a good night's sleep or even a moment of relaxation amidst a noisy environment, white noise can be a lifesaver. Luckily, with Alexa by your side, creating a calming atmosphere is just a voice command away. Here, we’ll walk you through the steps and skills to seamlessly set up your Echo device to play white noise for your desired duration.


First and foremost, ensure that your Alexa-enabled device is powered on and connected to the internet. Once you've confirmed this, you can activate white noise using a simple command such as, Alexa, play white noise or Alexa, play ambient noise. By default, your device will then stream the soothing sound of constant, static noise.


You can also take advantage of the various white noise skills available within the Alexa Skill Store, including popular options such as Sleep Sounds and Ambient Noise. To enable a skill, say, Alexa, enable Sleep Sounds, and then request your desired sound by saying, Alexa, play white noise on Sleep Sounds. Additionally, for a more specific sleep experience, you can request a specific type of noise, such as rain, ocean, or thunderstorm.


Setting a timer has never been easier, either; simply ask your Echo device to play white Setting a timer has never been easier, either; simply ask your Echo device to play white noise for a specific period of time, e.g., Alexa, play thunderstorm sounds for 30 minutes. This way, the sound will automatically turn off once the requested duration has lapsed, ensuring minimal disruption to your sleep or relaxation session.


Don't forget to explore Looping Mode if you desire continuous playback throughout the night or any other extended period. With this option enabled, your chosen white noise track will repeat infinitely until you instruct Alexa to stop. To activate, say, Alexa, loop this sound.


In summary, getting Alexa to play white noise is as easy as accessing in-application skills, using voice commands, and setting timers based on your preferences. With these simple steps, you'll have the perfect soundscapes for sleep, relaxation, and focus at your command.


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