Alexa Routines

Amazon EchoListen to KJZZ using Alexa Routines

What are Alexa Routines?

Alexa Routines allow your Amazon Alexa device to automatically perform favorite actions whenever a desired trigger occurs.

Triggers can be voice commands, a time of day or even a smart home device like a smart light or motion sensor.

Routines enable you to make your favorite Alexa features happen automatically as part of your daily routine.

Custom KJZZ Alexa Routines for you

Here are three KJZZ Alexa Routines that you can try today that demonstrate some of the different ways you can use Routines:

(Note: You must already have the KJZZ Alexa Skill enabled in order for these routines to work.)

By alarm: 'Good morning, KJZZ'

An Amazon Echo makes for an excellent bedside alarm clock, even if it isn’t a model with a built-in clock display. Just say, “Alexa, set an alarm for [time],“ or “Alexa, wake me up at [time].” When your alarm sounds, you can say, “Alexa, stop alarm,” or, “Alexa, cancel,” or even, “Alexa, snooze for 5 minutes,” to dismiss the alarm.

By adding the “Good morning KJZZ” Routine, your Alexa device will automatically tell you the time, date and weather and then play KJZZ for you any time you dismiss your morning Alexa alarm.

Download the "Good morning, KJZZ" routine from Amazon

By phrase: 'Good afternoon, KJZZ'

You can also build Routines that trigger when you speak a preset phrase. The "Good afternoon, KJZZ" Routine will respond to the phrase, "Alexa, good afternoon," by telling you the time and weather, and then playing the latest episode of KJZZ's The Show podcast, followed by KJZZ's live feed.

Download the "Good afternoon, KJZZ" routine from Amazon

By schedule: 'Good evening, KJZZ'

You can set Routines to trigger at specific times of day and specific days of the week. The "Good evening, KJZZ" Routine is built to automatically play KJZZ for you at the end of your workday, every weekday at 5:30 p.m. (Below are directions on how to customize this routine to your lifestyle allowing you to tune the start time and days to your own personal schedule.)

Download the 'Good evening, KJZZ' routine from Amazon

How to install an Alexa Routine

Clicking any of the links above will take you to a dedicated page at Amazon with a QR code. When you scan the QR code using the Alexa app and your smartphone's camera, Alexa will download the routine and walk you through the steps to enable and customize it.

How to edit and customize a Routine

It’s easy to customize installed Routines to make them perfect just for you. Use this next Routine as an example for how you can build a routine to feature any of your favorite KJZZ or NPR podcasts and livestreams.

KJZZ Power Routine

Once installed, you can use the command, "Alexa, get me caught up with KJZZ," and the "KJZZ Power Routine" will play the latest podcast news from KJZZ and NPR, and then invoke the KJZZ Alexa Skill to give you live KJZZ.

More importantly, it's a good starting point for editing and customizing an Alexa Routine for your exact preferences.

Download the KJZZ Power Routine from Amazon

How to edit a routine:

  1. Open the Alexa app on your smartphone.
  2. Tap the More tab at the bottom corner of the screen.
  3. Tap Routines.
  4. Find the routine that you would like to customize, and tap the name or icon on the left. (Not the Play icon on the right.)
  5. From the Edit Routine page, you can:
    • Enable or disable the routine.
    • Change the name.
    • Edit the trigger that will launch the routine.
    • Add, remove or reorder the actions that the routine will perform.
    • Change what device will perform the routine.
  6. To add an action:
    • Tap on the Add action line or + button.
    • Scroll to find the desired new action.
    • Answer any settings prompts
    • Press Next.
  7. Then press the back arrow icon in the upper-left corner of the screen, and the Alexa app will save your routine.

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