'Alexa, Wake me up before you go-go'

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This fall, Amazon made a play to become your new alarm clock with the introduction of a combination smart speaker and clock called the Echo Spot.

If you don't have Amazon Music, you can use Pandora, Spotify, SiriusXM, TuneIn, and iHeartRadio - this covers both subscription and free options, giving everyone a way to utilize the feature. Users can, through voice commands, set daily alarms for a specific song, playlist, or radio station.

For example, you can request alarms like "pop music for running at 5 AM" or "the song that goes "I've paid my dues time after time" at 7 AM" suggests Amazon. You'll be able to request songs in the same way that you can for regular playback, meaning that requests as specific as "Alexa, wake me up at 7AM to Beyoncé" or as vague as "Alexa, wake me up to '80s music at 8AM" will all work.

To access the BBC Alexa Skill, visit the Alexa app, search, and then simply click "Enable".

The alarm feature also doesn't have to be configured every night.


One way to start your day on a positive note is to set your alarm clock to the sound of your favorite song or genre of music.

It has begun with the market-leading Amazon Alexa and has plans to introduce services for other smart speakers in the future. The only exception is Fire TV, which doesn't support alarms because TVs are typically powered off at night.

In a press release, Amazon said it was a top-requested feature and should make bringing an Echo to your bedroom much more attractive.

The Echo and its different versions all use Amazon-developed speech assistant Alexa.

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