Hidden Amazon Echo trick I love: Make any song your morning alarm

You can't even find this setting in the Alexa app.

© Provided by CNET   Set any song as your Amazon Echo's alarm with this trick. Chris Monroe/CNET

By Katie Conner, CNET

There's no better way to wake up in the morning than to your favorite music playing on your Amazon Echo. It can help get you motivated and ready to start your day. However, you're probably thinking, "I've searched everywhere in the Alexa app and there's no way to set a song as my Echo speaker's alarm." And you're right, but fortunately, it's pretty easy to do.

The only options you have for the Alarms setting in the Alexa app are Celebrity Sounds and regular monotonous sounds (yawn). However, saying these magic words to Alexa can have you waking up to Queen's greatest hits in no time. Just say "Alexa, set an alarm for 7 a.m. to [song]." The voice assistant will then set your alarm to play the song you chose at the specified time.

Setting music alarms also provides a loophole to listen to songs that are typically only available to Amazon Music Unlimited subscribers. For example, if you're an Amazon Prime Music subscriber (not Unlimited,) you don't have access to all artists. Alexa will say, "it isn't included with Prime, but is available with Amazon Music Unlimited." However, if you request to hear it as an alarm, you can listen to the full song.

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By default, Alexa will pull the songs from Amazon Music. However, you can change the music database to your supported preferred music service, like Spotify or Apple Music . Open the Alexa app menu and select Settings. Scroll down and tap Music & Podcasts > Default Services. From here, you can tap Change under the Music section and make your selection. However, if you don't see your preferred music service, you'll need to tap Select default service and choose one of the options.

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Hidden Amazon Echo trick I love: Make any song your morning alarm
You can't even find this setting in the Alexa app.
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