Alexa is capable of much more than you imagine: this is what you can do with the Amazon assistant and its voice commands.
If you have a smart speaker at home, or any other device compatible with the Amazon Alexa virtual assistant, familiarize yourself with voice commands What you can tell the wizard may be a good idea.
There are dozens of commands, tricks and functions with which you can take advantage of the Amazon assistant, and the possibilities multiply when we talk about the skills or Alexa skills.
Therefore, in this article we are going to select the best routines, tricks and voice commands for Alexa, which is always good to have on hand to get the most out of the platform.
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Best Alexa Commands and Tricks
Like the vast majority of virtual assistants, the list of commands and tricks for Alexa it is constantly expanding.
Almost every month, Amazon announces the arrival of new services and compatible devices, or of new actions that the assistant is able to carry out. Therefore, this list will be frequently updated so you can find the latest commands available.
Commands for getting information
If all you need is consult any type of informationFrom the most basic, such as time, or something more complex such as the date of birth of the third president of the Government of Spain, you can do it thanks to the commands to get information from Alexa. These are some of the most useful:
Alexa, what is the weather like?
Alexa, how long does it take to get to Madrid?
Alexa, who is the founder of Amazon?
Alexa, what is the capital of Switzerland?
Alexa, is it going to rain on Wednesday?
Alexa, how’s the traffic to Barcelona?
Alexa, what is the definition of ephemeral?
Alexa, when does Atlético de Madrid play?
Alexa, what is the hours of the closest gas station?
Alexa, what is the best Italian restaurant near me?
Alexa, what time is it in Tokyo?
Alexa, what is the square root of 361?
Alexa, how much are $ 129 in euros?
Alexa, what is the last album of the group Twenty One Pilots?
Alert and reminder commands
Alexa can also help you organize your day to day thanks to the commands to create alerts, reminders or add events to your calendar. This is what you need to do:
Alexa, what is my next date?
Alexa, what’s on my calendar today?
Alexa, when is my next meeting?
Alexa, wake me up at 7 in the morning.
Alexa, set a 50 second timer.
Alexa, remind me to water the plants.
Alexa, add an event to my calendar.
Commands for creating or querying lists
You just remembered that product that you need to buy so urgently, but you don’t have your mobile handy to put it on your shopping list. Lucky for you Alexa can create lists that you can later manage or consult, either with voice commands or with the Alexa mobile app.
Alexa, add rice to the shopping list.
Alexa, what’s on my shopping list?.
Alexa, add « Smart TV » to my gift list.
With an Amazon Echo smart speaker, it’s so much easier keep up to date with the latest news. You just need to use one of these commands:
Alexa, tell me today’s news.
Alexa, what happened yesterday?
Alexa, catch me up on sports.
Commands on culture and languages
We have already seen how to request information from Alexa on various topics. If what you want is further expand your knowledge, you can use one of the culture or language voice commands. You can even translate words or phrases using the wizard.
Alexa, how do you say speaker in French?
Alexa, translate the phrase « My dog doesn’t want to go outside » into German.
Alexa, what is the opposite of prone?
Alexa, who was Nikola Tesla?
Alexa, who discovered the Pi number
Alexa, what year did the French Revolution end?
Alexa, what is the longest river in the world?
Alexa, what time is night in London?
Alexa, what rhymes with light?
Commands to buy products
Alexa can also buy things for you. Thanks to the integration with Amazon, you can ask the Assistant to add products to your shopping cart, or even that make purchases, only using your voice.
Alexa, when does my order arrive?
Alexa, add a Google Pixel 4 to my cart
Alexa, buy shaving cream
Commands for listening to music
You can too listen to and control your favorite music, radio shows or podcasts using your speaker or device with Amazon Alexa.
Alexa, put on rock music
Alexa, play my favorite music list.
Alexa, put on the last chapter of the Connecting podcast.
Alexa, put on music to study.
Alexa, what song is playing?
Alexa, put the radio on.
Alexa, turn up / down the volume.
Alexa, put on Chlorine from Twenty One Pilots.
Commands to control other devices
If you have a connected home, Alexa can help you control the rest of your devices once you have paired them with the wizard. All you need is to use one of these commands:
Alexa, turn on the bedroom lights.
Alexa, turn off the office plug.
Alexa, set the living room lights to 30%.
Alexa, change the temperature to 22 degrees.
Other commands for Alexa
In addition to the above, there are many other commands for Alexa that may be useful to you. Below we review some of them.
Alexa, turn the volume to maximum.
Alexa, turn the volume down / up.
Alexa, delete everything I’ve told you today.
Alexa, speak lower.
Alexa, read my notifications
Alexa, roll a dice.
Alexa, heads or tails?
The best routines for Alexa
Apart from the commands, Alexa also offers you the possibility of configure routines or skills.
This type of add-ons are commonly described as “apps” for the assistant, since once activated, allow extend the functionality of Alexa through various actions.
For example, you can activate skills to find the best Amazon deals, to receive much more detailed information about the weather, to receive recipes that you might like or for anything else you can imagine.
For activate an Alexa skill, all you need is go to the Skills and games section of the Alexa app and review the catalog of routines available. When you find one that interests you, you just have to access it and touch on « Activate ».
Some Most useful Alexa skills that you can use on your Echo speaker or any other device compatible with the assistant, are the following:
Akinator skill: Akinator can read your mind and tell which character you’re thinking of just by asking you a few questions.
Phrase of the day: With this skill you will no longer have to worry every day to find the right phrase, Alexa will tell you a daily phrase to inspire you and give you the necessary motivation!
Bamboo: Bambú offers the best meditation and mindfulness content in Spanish. Bamboo is easy for everyone: beginners and experts.
My Submissions: Track your shipments and packages in real time and receive notifications when your package changes status.
Chained words: Improve your vocabulary by playing. You can play in two ways, by matching the first letter of your word with the last one that Alexa said or by matching two letters. Words cannot be repeated and time is limited.
Iberia Plus: Saying « Alexa, open Iberia Plus », you can check-in the next reservation linked to your account. You can also check the status of your closest flight and check all the useful information on your Iberia Plus profile.
Trivial Pursuit: Compete with friends to be the first to answer questions from one of six different categories.
Renfe AVE information: Timetables, availability and prices for your trip on AVE trains.
Repeat the phrase: You can make Alexa say a phrase that you request. The assistant will repeat exactly what you said.
English with Oxford: Improve your level of understanding in English with a new typology of episodes with which you can listen to fragments of the best Oxford readings. At the end of each episode you will have to answer 4 questions that will allow you to check how much you have understood.
Cookpad: You can find the home cooking recipes that you want to prepare by searching by dish name or by ingredient.
Ambient Sounds: Rain: An ambient sound skill that helps you isolate yourself from unwanted noise, promote relaxation, reduce stress, or help you sleep.
33 funny commands to say to Alexa
Alexa, like the rest of virtual assistants, also has sense of humor, which comes to light every time we use one of the funny wizard commands. Here are some funny things you can say to Alexa:
Alexa, tell me a joke
Alexa, sing a song.
Alexa, Winter is Coming.
Alexa, can you rap?
Alexa, can you speak Klingon?
Alexa, are you Skynet?
Alexa, take me to your leader.
Alexa, scare me.
Alexa, surprise me.
Alexa, make me laugh.
Alexa, how old are you?
Alexa, knock on the door.
Alexa, sing Baby Shark.
Alexa, make me a sandwich
Alexa, where’s Wally?
Alexa, what came before, the chicken or the egg?
Alexa, do you want to marry me?
Alexa i love you
Alexa, do you want to be my friend?
Alexa, can you give me money?
Alexa, how much do you weigh?
Alexa, do you have pets?
Alexa, talk like Yoda.
Alexa, my name is Íñigo Montoya
Alexa, Ok Google.
Alexa, who is Chuck Norris?
Alexa, testing, testing
Alexa, do you know Siri?
Alexa, red or blue pill?
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