You can now set Sleep Timers for Music in Alexa Routines

Amazon has added the ability to designate a sleep timer when adding music playback to an Alexa Routine. It’s a simple change, but one that many people have been wanting for some time. When adding music to an Alexa Routine, in addition to specifying what music should be played and from which music service, there is now a third optional option to set a sleep timer. Oddly, Amazon has limited what specific timer duration can be set by only letting customers choose from 0-4 hours and minute quantities of 5, 10, 15, 30, and 45 minutes. Hours and minutes can both be set independently, so you can set a timer for 2 hours and 15 minutes, but you can’t exceed 4 hours or set an arbitrary number of minutes.

  1. Flokic says:

    Yes! Now let’s sell some 3rd gen Echo Dots and then as a xmas gift, finally bring some more Echo/Alexa functions to the Cube!

  2. Brantome says:

    Plus you can still only have one music action, so those who expected to be able to play the news on the radio on the hour for 5 minutes and then switch to a playlist, can’t.
    Neither can you use it to add a delay to a routine as it shunts playing music to the end. At least it’s a start…

  3. Bruce says:

    I want to have the routine play a radio station and then stop playing after 30 minutes. It adds the stop before playing the radio station when I add to the routine. What am I doing wrong? Thanks for your help!

    • Brantome says:

      You do it as an option on the play music action as you can’t add actions after playing music ina routine

  4. Paul Tomlinson says:

    I have a fountain plugged in to a smart plug. I would like to create a routine of turning on the fountain and then setting a sleep timer for 30 minutes. Can this be done?

  5. Joshua says:

    I have a routine for my daughter to play lullaby’s at night. How can I get this routine to last 8 hours?

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