Wish Alexa could tell you when your kids have left the kitchen faucet running, or when your latest load of laundry is ready for the dryer? Now she can, thanks to a pair of new routine triggers.
Amazon just announced two additional “Sound Detectors” for Alexa: one that can detect a beeping appliance, such as a washing machine, and another that detects the sound of running water.
You can use the new Sound Detectors to trigger Alexa routines. For example, you could use the beeping appliance detector to trigger a routine that makes Alexa say, “Your laundry is ready,” or “The oven timer is beeping.” Another routine might make your smart lights flash a different color when Alexa hears your faucet running for a tad too long.