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General Category => Echo Technical Support => Topic started by: AceStark on July 28, 2018, 12:13:52 am

Title: Scheduling music to start at a scheduled time and then stop at a scheduled time
Post by: AceStark on July 28, 2018, 12:13:52 am
I want the echo to play music or a radio station during the evening hours when we are away to make the house sound lived in.  I can schedule a time for the music to start but have found no way to tell Alexa to stop at a specified time.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Title: Re: Scheduling music to start at a scheduled time and then stop at a sschduled time
Post by: Thomastoo on July 28, 2018, 09:31:10 am
You could always just tell it to turn off the music in xxx minutes or hours.  It will confirm the shut off time for you.
Title: Re: Scheduling music to start at a scheduled time and then stop at a sschduled time
Post by: AceStark on July 28, 2018, 04:21:40 pm
The problem is when I'm away I can't  tell Alexa to do that and I can't find a way to give Alexa a command on a Schedule
Title: Re: Scheduling music to start at a scheduled time and then stop at a scheduled time
Post by: dragon123 on July 29, 2018, 12:06:45 pm
Hm a command to 'shut up'  does seem to be missing from routines... Workarounds might be setting the volume to 0 or selecting a playlist of a specific length in the routine.
Title: Re: Scheduling music to start at a scheduled time and then stop at a scheduled time
Post by: asianrocker on July 30, 2018, 03:12:23 am
You can't stop the music from playing in your app? I can control music on my app. Why can't you do that?

I was in Canada and I was able to turn on/off my light using my voice in the app.

I have a cam in my bedroom so I can see it real time. My mind is blown.

Title: Re: Scheduling music to start at a scheduled time and then stop at a scheduled time
Post by: StevenR on July 31, 2018, 11:14:45 am
There's a song called "One Second of Silence" on Amazon Music. I have used this in a Routine to effectively stop it playing.