My SIL gave me a smart plug for my birthday and I've recently got it working with the twinkle lights that hang over my bed. Just about the time I figured it out, Amazon announced that you could use music in Alexa routines. So I set up a morning routine that goes like this...
I love this because it's such a nice way to wake up instead of a blaring alarm. I've been afraid it won't wake me up if I'm sleeping soundly, so I have been setting an alarm about 10 minutes after this routine is set to run just in case. But I haven't needed it yet.
I'm currently using a worship playlist to wake up but it won't shuffle so it ends up being the same song every day. I think this weekend, I'll make up a playlist for each day of the week so that I'll rotate around songs that way. I'll have to make up 7 routines, but that's pretty simple and lets me change it for the days as I don't get up the same time every day anyway.
Have you used routines in the Alexa app? Any suggestions for someone just learning them?