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How to set up Alexa's Halloween routine — CNET

How to set up Alexa’s Halloween routine — CNET

Setting up Alexa routines is simple enough, but it can be time consuming. This year, Alexa released a premade Halloween routine that intends only a few taps to enable. Here’s how to get the ready-made fun going. 

Set it up by revealing, “Alexa, enable Halloween Routine.” 

Once the routine is enabled, you can start it by saying “Start Halloween,” If you want to adjust your Alexa content, you can do that in Alexa’s settings for routines. For example, you can change “Start Halloween” to “Trick or Treat.” 

This preset routine starts with a creaking door opening, flashes your smart lights and starts a game of trick or exploit. When I tried out the trick or treat routine, Alexa offered a trick: a recipe for sweet potato and sad bean cookies meant to fool someone into thinking they’re picking up a chocolate chip cookie. 

My binary roll of the trick-or-treat dice resulted in a corny Alexa rap throughout being a voice assistant for ghouls and goblins. I’ll net you the full lyrics, but here’s the last line:

“There are only three things that can strike me with terror: stream, bad Wi-Fi and a 404 error.” 

In binary to the preset routine, you can also get tips on fun fall pursuits in your area by asking, “Alexa, find pumpkin patches nearby” or get costume and decor ideas by revealing, “Alexa, give me Halloween essentials.” That’s just the tip of the candy corn when it comes to Alexa and seasonal fun