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Alexa Alarm Clock Commands: Transforming How You Wake Up

Are you eager to use Alexa more effectively as an alarm clock but unsure where to start? The truth is voice-activated assistants like Alexa can do so much more than merely sounding an alarm. This guide will help you understand the various Alexa alarm clock commands that can transform your Alexa device into a sophisticated and personalized wake-up assistant. These commands work great with the Echo Clock too. Let’s dive in!

Setting Up Alarms with Alexa

The essential function of any alarm clock is to help you wake up on time, and Alexa excels in this department with easy-to-use voice commands. Say, “Alexa, set the alarm for 7 am,” and you’re good to go. You can even set alarms for specific days of the week, like “Alexa, set the alarm for 6 am on Mondays”.

Just say “Alexa, cancel my alarm for 7 am” to cancel an alarm. Alexa also provides a snooze function: when your alarm rings, you can say, “Alexa, snooze,” and it will pause the alarm for nine minutes.

Top Alexa Alarm Clock Commands You Need to Know

We’ve gathered some of the most useful commands below to help you get the most out of your Alexa-powered device as an alarm clock. These commands are easy to use and can streamline your morning routine.

  1. Setting a standard alarm: “Alexa, set an alarm for 7 am.”
  2. Setting a repeating alarm: “Alexa, set a repeating alarm for weekdays at 6 am.”
  3. Canceling an alarm: “Alexa, cancel my alarm for 7 am.”
  4. Snoozing an alarm: “Alexa, snooze.”
  5. Setting an alarm with a custom sound: “Alexa, set my alarm sound to [sound name].”
  6. Setting a music alarm: “Alexa, wake me up to [song/artist/playlist/radio station] at 7 am.”
  7. Checking your alarms: “Alexa, when is my next alarm?”

By using these commands, you can have more control over your mornings and start your day in a way that suits you best.

Customizing Your Alexa Alarm Sound

Did you know that you can customize the sound of your Alexa alarm? This feature helps you wake up to your favorite sound, tune, or even a celebrity’s voice. Here’s how to do it:

  1. Open the Alexa app
  2. Select ‘Device Settings’ and pick the device you want to customize the alarm for
  3. Scroll down and click on ‘Sounds,’ then ‘Alarm.’
  4. Browse through the various options and select the one you like the best.

Alternatively, you can directly use voice commands to set the alarm sound. For instance, you can say, “Alexa, set my alarm sound to Orcas.” From here, you can also stop your alarm if needed too.

Waking up to Your Favorite Music with Alexa

Waking up to your favorite music can make your mornings more enjoyable. You can use Alexa alarm clock commands to set your alarm to a specific song, playlist, or radio station. Here’s how:

  1. If you have a specific song in mind, say, “Alexa, wake me up to [song name] by [artist] at 7 am.”
  2. For a playlist, say, “Alexa, wake me up to my playlist at 7 am.”
  3. If you want to wake up to a radio station, say, “Alexa, wake me up to [radio station] at 7 am.”

Ensure your music services, like Spotify or Prime Music, are linked to your Alexa device to make this feature work. Learn more about setting up Alexa with music.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can you tell Alexa what to say for an alarm?

Yes, using Alexa’s “Routine” feature, you can customize what Alexa says when your alarm goes off. You can make Alexa read the news, give you the weather update, or even tell a joke. To set this up:

  1. Open the Alexa app and go to ‘Routines.’
  2. Click ‘+,’ then ‘When this happens,’ and choose ‘Schedule.’
  3. Set your preferred time and then ‘Add action.’
  4. Choose ‘Alexa says’ and type in your custom message.

Can I set an alarm on Alexa from my phone?

Absolutely! You can use the Alexa app on your smartphone to set, edit, or cancel alarms. Navigate to the ‘Reminders & Alarms’ section under ‘Device Settings,’ then set the alarm per your preferences.


The various Alexa alarm clock commands make it a highly flexible and personalized tool to help you start your day right. From setting standard alarms and choosing your favorite wake-up sounds to create routines with custom messages, the possibilities are endless with Alexa.

Learn more about Alexa in the Alexa Archive.

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