Best Amazon Alexa Commands

When you first purchase an Amazon Echo and indeed for sometime after too, it can be a bit overwhelming thinking about the possible applications there are. There are endless commands and skills available for Alexa, so many that if you actually thought of one randomly in your head there will be an answer.

This article provides a guide to help you understand what is possible through your Alexa and help provide you with the basics as well as a few extra very useful commands that will make your day easier. The new sense of control you get over your smart devices will be eye-opening.

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Alarms & Clock Alexa Commands

  • “Alexa, what is the time?
  • “Alexa, what is the date?
  • “Alexa, set an alarm for 8 a.m.”
  • “Alexa, set a repeating weekday alarm for 8 a.m.”
  • “Alexa, wake me up to Justin Timberlake”
  • “Alexa, set a timer for 15 minutes”
  • “Alexa, set a second timer for 30 minutes”
  • “Alexa, how long is left on my timers?”

Call and Message Alexa Commands

  • “Alexa, answer”
  • “Alexa, message John”  (other Echo users)
  • “Alexa, play my messages”
  • “Alexa, call James”
  • “Alexa, hang up”
  • “Alexa, send an SMS”
  • “Alexa, call Josh on Skype”
  • “Alexa, call xxx-xxx-xxxx”
  • “Alexa, announce it’s school time”
  • “Alexa, drop in on the Kitchen”

Reminders & Lists Alexa Commands

  • “Alexa, add Williams birthday to my Calendar on Sunday at 6pm”
  • “Alexa, add shoe shopping to my to-do list.”
  • “Alexa, create a to-do list”
  • “Alexa, what’s on my calendar on Wednesday?”
  • “Alexa, what is on my shopping list?”
  • “Alexa, what are my reminders this afternoon?”

Alexa Music Commands

  • “Alexa, play house music”
  • “Alexa, shuffle songs by Michael Jackson”
  • “Alexa, play songs by Arianna Grande in the Kitchen”
  • “Alexa, play songs by Arianna Grande everywhere”
  • “Alexa, play song of the day”
  • Alexa, play Rock Playlist on Spotify”
  • “Alexa, play romantic music”
  • “Alexa, pause”
  • “Alexa, skip song”
  • “Alexa, volume 5”
  • “Alexa, turn up the volume”
  • “Alexa, replay song”
  • “Alexa, add this song to my library”
  • “Alexa, decrease the bass”
  • “Alexa, increases the treble”
  • “Alexa, reset equalizer”

Films & TV Alexa Commands

  • “Alexa, give me a Godfather quote”
  • “Alexa, what is the IMDB rating of Black Panther?”
  • “Alexa, what is Matt Damon’s latest movie?”
  • “Alexa, what was Natalie Portman’s first movie?”
  • “Alexa, who plays Tony Stark in Iron Man?”
  • “Alexa, what movies are playing?”
  • “Alexa, what were the best films of 2012”
  • “Alexa, what are films with Brad Pitt in?”

Sports, News & Weather Alexa Commands

  • “Alexa, what’s my flash briefing?
  • “Alexa, what’s in the news?”
  • “Alexa, what is the weather like today”
  • “Alexa, do I need an umbrella?”
  • “Alexa, did the Yankees win?”
  • “Alexa, when do the Broncos play?”
  • “Alex, when is the Superbowl?”
  • “Alexa, who is winning the league?”

Fitness & Health Alexa Commands

  • “Alexa, let’s work out”
  • “Alexa, help me sleep”
  • “Alexa, help me relax”
  • “Alexa, open guided meditation”
  • “Alexa, open BreatheTherapy”
  • “Alexa, open Headspace”
  • “Alexa, ask Fitbit how I’m doing today”

Audiobooks & Podcasts Alexa Commands

  • “Alexa, play the book The Lord of the Rings”
  • “Alexa, next chapter”
  • “Alexa, resume my book”
  • “Alexa, when was the Great Gatsby written?”
  • “Alexa, what’s free from Audible?”
  • “Alexa, when was The Shining published?”

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Language Alexa Commands

  • “Alexa, how you spell onomatopoeia”
  • “Alexa, whats the definition of Alexa”
  • “Alexa, teach me a language”

Smart Home Alexa Commands

  • “Alexa, dim the lights to 30%”
  • “Alexa, make the living room lights red”
  • “Alexa, unlock the front door”
  • “Alexa, is the back door locked?”
  • “Alexa, increase the kitchen temperature by 1C”
  • “Alexa, show porch camera”
  • “Alexa, what is the temperature?”

Shopping Alexa Commands

  • “Alexa, add Echo Dot to my cart”
  • “Alexa, buy more paper”
  • “Alexa, where’s my stuff?”
  • “Alexa, order a Fitbit”

Bluetooth Alexa Commands

  • “Alexa, Bluetooth”
  • “Alexa, pair”
  • “Alexa, disconnect from my phone”
  • “Alexa, connect to Bose SoundLink Revolve Plus”
  • “Alexa, discover my devices”

Alexa Games

  • “Alexa, open Bingo”
  • “Alexa, Rock Paper Scissors”
  • “Alexa, open Akinator”
  • “Alexa, open Heads Up!”

Rupert Pople

Rupert is the founder of this website and a smart home tech enthusiast fascinated by the power of connected devices. Within his Business Management (BSc) degree at the University of Nottingham, he studied the technological impact of the Internet of Things.

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