Amazon has added the ability to control audio as part of an Alexa Routine. Routines allow you to predefine a series of actions to occur at a scheduled time or when you manually initiate the routine by saying a specific triggering phrase that you’ve set. Now you can make a specific track, playlist, or podcast play as part of a routine. Amazon Music, Spotify, Pandora, iHeartRadio, Deezer, and TuneIn are supported in routines. You can add an artist, playlist, album, station, or podcast from any of those services to a routine. Additionally, you can set the specific volume you want a device to be as part of a routine. Even if you have no interest in automating audio playback, the new volume control aspect of routines can be used on its own to normalize the volume of your Echo devices, say, at a specific time in the evening so you don’t wake others in your home when you ask Alexa for something in the middle of the night.