One of the best features that Alexa provides is routines.
Routines let you bundle together and automate several tasks and give you many different ways of triggering them. For example, (the radio and lights turning on in the morning after your alarm, or having the thermostat start warming your house before you come in from work.)
To set routines:
Open the Alexa app
Open More and select Routines.
Select Plus - When this happens, and follow the steps in the app to choose what starts your routine.
Select Add action, and follow the steps in the app to choose the action of your routine. You can select multiple actions for the same routine.
Here’s one example of a routine we use a lot in the morning that doesn’t involve any smart home shenanigans:
Alarm set for 7.30am
Play BBC News
Traffic (for the post-global pandemic! times)
Play On This Day (tells you some interesting historical facts about this day in history)