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Playing White Noise Continuously on Alexa: A Step-by-step Guide

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May 17, 2024

White noise can be a helpful tool for focusing, creating a peaceful ambiance, or blocking out unwanted sounds. Many people use Alexa, the voice assistant on Amazon Echo devices, to play white noise. If you would like to know how to play white noise continuously on Alexa, you've come to the right place.


Step 1: Install a White Noise Skill


To get started, you will need to enable a white noise skill through the Alexa app on your smartphone or tablet. There are several white noise skills available, such as 'Ambient Noise,' 'Sleep Sounds,' or 'Looping White Noise.' You can find these skills by searching for 'white noise' in the Skills & Games section of the app. Once you find a white noise skill you like, simply tap 'Enable to Use.'


Step 2: Ask Alexa to Play White Noise


Once you have enabled a white noise skill, ask Alexa to play white noise by saying a command like:



  • 'Alexa, open Ambient Noise'

  • 'Alexa, ask Sleep Sounds to play White Noise'

  • 'Alexa, open Looping White Noise'


Depending on the skill you have chosen, the voice command may vary, so be sure to check the instructions provided with the specific skill.


Step 3: Set Continuous Playback


Some white noise skills, such as 'Sleep Sounds,' let you set a timer for the audio to play. However, if you want the play white noise on Alexa to play continuously without stopping, you can simply ask Alexa to loop the sound. For example:



  • 'Alexa, loop white noise.'

  • 'Alexa, loop this sound.'


Note that not all white noise skills support this looping feature. In some cases, you may need to try a different skill or repeat the voice command after the sound has finished playing.


Alternately, if your chosen white noise skill does not have a built-in looping option, you can simply create a routine through the Alexa app to have the white noise play Alternately, if your chosen white noise skill does not have a built-in looping option, you can simply create a routine through the Alexa app to have the white noise play at specific times or on a continuous loop.


By following these steps, you can easily play white noise on Alexa continuously to enjoy better focus, relaxation, or a good night's sleep.


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