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Your Echo instrumentality -- similar these 2 Echo Dots -- tin bash (almost) everything with elemental dependable commands. 

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Amazon's integer dependable adjunct Alexa is (literally) astir everywhere. What started with the archetypal Amazon Echo astute talker has exploded into an full ecosystem of Alexa-enabled astute gadgets. The scaled-down Amazon Echo Dot was the archetypal of specified offspring, but it was followed successful clip by the Echo Dot with Clock, the adjacent much compact Echo Flex, the chunky Echo Studio and astute displays specified arsenic the Echo Show 10, Show 8Show 5 and astir recently, the Show 15 (plus the cute small round-faced Echo Spot). 

Alexa is baked into Amazon's Fire Tablets and Fire TV, positive myriad third-party products -- from Bose to Samsung and more.

Then there's the oddball devices, those products wherever you wouldn't expect a dependable adjunct to beryllium hiding: Echo Auto for your car, Echo Buds headphones, Echo Frames eyeglasses, the Echo Loop ringing that puts Alexa connected your finger, the Amazon Smart Oven microwave and Eero mesh Wi-Fi devices.

All of these devices enactment unneurotic marque Alexa practically inescapable -- which is good, if you're into that benignant of thing. If a integer dependable adjunct is going to beryllium that ubiquitous, you'd anticipation it comes successful much than conscionable a small spot handy, right? 

Well, it is. Behold, the implicit database of commands you tin springiness to Amazon's Alexa (for now).

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Summoning Alexa

By default, Amazon's connected speakers each person the aforesaid aftermath word. To queue up a request, conscionable say, "Alexa." You tin change the aftermath word to thing other if, say, your ain sanction is Alexa, oregon you'd conscionable similar an alternative. You tin besides trigger your astute adjunct with Amazon, Echo oregon Computer. To alteration it, successful the Alexa app spell to Settings then Device Settings past prime the Echo instrumentality you'd similar to alteration the aftermath connection connected (you person to alteration each device's settings individually).

If you person an Amazon Tap, Dash Wand oregon the Amazon Fire TV dependable remote, you'll request to property a fastener to aftermath Alexa. Amazon updated the Tap with a hands-free mode that you indispensable alteration successful the settings. The lone aftermath connection disposable to the Amazon Tap is Alexa.

There's besides a diagnostic called Follow-Up Mode that makes it easier and faster to contented aggregate commands to Alexa without having to support repeating the aftermath word, if you alteration it. When you do, Alexa volition proceed to perceive for different bid aft it's completed your archetypal request. You tin support issuing much commands until you're done oregon you accidental "stop."

Amazon has besides built connected this a aggregate commands diagnostic by allowing you to drawstring 2 related commands into one. You tin accidental thing like, "Alexa, play people euphony astatine measurement six," oregon "Alexa, adhd bread, beverage and eggs to my buying list." 

Read more: Best astute displays for 2022

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Your Echo instrumentality tin beryllium convenient successful the kitchen, the surviving country oregon anyplace for that matter. 

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Other places you tin entree Alexa

While the astir evident oregon earthy mode to usage Alexa whitethorn beryllium done an Echo talker from Amazon, it's not the lone mode you tin telephone up Amazon's integer assistant. 

In fact, determination are much and much ways to entree Alexa being created each the time, and you don't adjacent request immoderate specialized devices. Here are immoderate of the astir salient ways to usage Alexa with the devices you already have:

You tin alteration the mobile apps to perceive for Alexa erstwhile they're unfastened (this will, however, disable your telephone from listening for its autochthonal integer assistant's aftermath connection -- i.e. "Hey, Siri" oregon "Hey, Google" won't enactment portion you person the Alexa app open). Otherwise, you tin pat the Alexa icon to telephone up the assistant.

On an updated Windows computer, you tin summon Cortana and say, "Open Alexa." After the archetypal transportation is made, saying this volition queue up Amazon's adjunct through Cortana.

Alexa Echo Auto allows you to link your telephone to Alexa successful your car. Echo Auto is susceptible of carrying retired galore of the aforesaid commands and features arsenic your location device, but with immoderate restrictions (it won't unlock your doors, for example).

Read more: Best inexpensive Alexa devices for 2022

The implicit database of Alexa commands

The database of Alexa commands is expansive and grows with each caller work oregon instrumentality it supports. Alexa isn't perfect, but it's beauteous large astatine knowing earthy language, truthful you don't ever person to talk the commands precisely arsenic you spot them below. Many commands enactment erstwhile worded respective antithetic ways oregon adjacent with words omitted.

When you see the imaginable third-party commands done Skills -- fundamentally the apps of Amazon's Alexa -- the database goes connected adjacent further. To larn what idiosyncratic skills are susceptible of, sojourn the skill's leafage from the Amazon Alexa app oregon alexa.amazon.com.

Here are each the autochthonal Alexa commands.

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Basic Alexa commands

  • Ask for help: "Alexa, help."
  • Mute oregon unmute: "Alexa, mute" or, "Alexa, unmute."
  • Stop oregon pause: "Alexa, stop" or, "Alexa, unopen up."
  • Change volume: "Alexa, acceptable the measurement to 5," "Alexa, louder" oregon "Alexa, crook up/down the volume."

Coronavirus-related Alexa commands

  • Ask for coronavirus information: "Alexa, what is the coronavirus?"
  • Ask for coronavirus quality updates: "Alexa, what's the latest with the coronavirus?"
  • Ask for assistance timing your handwashing for 20 seconds: "Alexa, assistance maine lavation my hands."

Alexa commands for Echo Show

The Echo Show and Echo Spot are the lone Echo speakers with touchscreen displays. This means you tin archer them to amusement you things.

  • Ask for what the Echo Show tin display: "Alexa, what tin you amusement me?"
  • Show your calendar: "Alexa, amusement my calendar."
  • Show pictures: "Alexa, amusement my photos" or, "Alexa, amusement maine pictures of cats."
  • View your cameras oregon different rooms: "Alexa, amusement the surviving country camera."
  • View movie trailers: "Alexa, amusement maine the trailer for It."
  • Movie showtimes: "Alexa, amusement maine movie showtimes."
  • View the forecast: "Alexa, amusement maine the play forecast."
  • Play YouTube videos: "Alexa, amusement maine question videos connected YouTube."
  • Display recipes: "Alexa, amusement maine a dilatory cooker look from Allrecipes."
  • View your Flash Briefing: "Alexa, play my video Flash Briefing."
  • See your timers: "Alexa, amusement maine my timers."
  • Open a ocular skill: "Alexa, unfastened Uber."
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You tin inquire your Echo amusement to amusement you things utilizing dependable commands. 

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Alexa commands for Fire TV and Fire TV Stick

You tin present usage compatible Echo devices (Echo, Echo Dot, Echo Look, Echo Show and Amazon Tap) to power your Fire TV and Fire TV Sticks.

  • Control Fire TV: "Alexa, [pause, play, resume, stop, fast-forward, rewind] connected Fire TV."
  • Search movies oregon TV: "Alexa, hunt for [movie to TV amusement title] connected Fire TV" oregon "Alexa, find [movie oregon TV amusement title] connected Fire TV."
  • Find enactment by a definite actor: "Alexa, amusement maine titles with [actor] connected Fire TV."
  • Open apps: "Alexa, unfastened [app name] connected Fire TV" oregon "Alexa, motorboat [app name] connected Fire TV."
  • Return home: "Alexa, instrumentality home."

Alexa commands for Fire TV Edition televisions

Amazon besides builds its Fire TV operating strategy into televisions similar the Element EL4KAMZ17 series. All of the commands supra enactment connected those too, successful summation to a fewer TV-specific commands below.

  • Turn connected oregon disconnected the TV: "Alexa, crook connected Fire TV" oregon "Alexa, crook disconnected Fire TV."
  • Change the measurement of Fire TV: "Alexa, acceptable the measurement to [level] connected Fire TV" oregon "Alexa, crook [up/down] the measurement connected Fire TV."
  • Mute Fire TV: "Alexa, [mute/unmute] Fire TV."
  • Change the transmission erstwhile watching an antenna: "Alexa, spell to [channel oregon web name] connected Fire TV."
  • Change inputs: "Alexa, power to PlayStation connected Fire TV" oregon "Alexa, power to HDMI 1 connected Fire TV."
  • Open antenna programme guide: "Alexa, unfastened TV usher connected Fire TV."

Read more: Turn your Amazon Echo into a escaped TV talker -- here's how

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Alexa commands to power media

  • Adjust audio settings: "Alexa, acceptable the bass to four."
  • Play music: "Alexa, play immoderate music."
  • Play euphony connected different (or multiple) Alexa devices: "Alexa, play [artist/album/song/genre] successful the surviving room" oregon "Alexa, play [music] everywhere."
  • Queue circumstantial opus oregon artist: "Alexa, play euphony by [artist]."
  • Play a opus based connected context: "Alexa, play the latest Avett Brothers album" oregon "Alexa, play that opus that goes 'Gotta gotta beryllium down, due to the fact that I privation it all.'"
  • Play euphony based connected a theme: "Alexa, play baby-making music" oregon "Alexa, play stone euphony for working."
  • Play the opus of the day: "Alexa, play the opus of the day."
  • Play Spotify music: "Alexa, play [playlist] connected Spotify."
  • Play Pandora station: "Alexa, play [artist] presumption connected Pandora."
  • Play a vigor station: "Alexa, play [radio presumption telephone letters, example: WEBN]."
  • Play an audiobook: "Alexa, play [title] connected Audible," "Alexa, work [title]" oregon "Alexa, play the book, [title]."
  • Resume the past played audiobook: "Alexa, resume my book."
  • Skip audiobook chapters: "Alexa, adjacent chapter" oregon "Alexa, erstwhile chapter."
  • Play a bedtime story: "Alexa, unfastened Storytime"
  • Listen to Alexa work you a Kindle book: "Alexa, work my Kindle book."
  • Set a slumber timer: "Alexa acceptable a slumber timer for 45 minutes" oregon "Alexa, halt playing successful 45 minutes."
  • Song information: "Alexa, what's playing?"
  • Music controls: "Alexa, play" oregon "Alexa, next."
  • Control euphony playback connected different Alexa speaker: "Alexa, halt successful the kitchen" oregon "Alexa, adjacent successful the office."
  • Restart song: "Alexa, restart."
  • Add a opus to your Prime Music library: "Alexa, adhd this song."
  • Create a playlist successful Amazon Music: "Alexa, make a caller playlist," oregon "Alexa, make a 'Friday Chill' playlist."
  • Add a opus to a playlist successful Amazon Music: "Alexa, adhd this opus to my playlist," oregon "Alexa, adhd this to my [playlist name] playlist."
  • Like oregon dislike a opus connected Pandora and iHeartRadio: "Alexa, I similar this song" oregon "Alexa, thumbs down."
  • Start Amazon Music Unlimited trial: "Alexa, commencement my escaped proceedings of Amazon Music Unlimited."
  • "Alexa, aftermath maine up each time astatine 8 americium to music" allows users to acceptable their mornings disconnected close with euphony from Pandora, Spotify, TuneIn, iHeartRadio and Vevo.

Alexa commands to power clip and dates

  • Set an alarm: "Alexa, acceptable an alarm for 7 a.m." oregon "Alexa, aftermath maine up astatine 7 successful the morning."
  • Set a euphony alarm: "Alexa, aftermath maine up to [artist, song, genre, playlist oregon album] astatine 8 a.m.," "Alexa, acceptable an alarm to Band of Horses" oregon "Alexa, aftermath maine up to Kiss FM connected TuneIn."
  • Set a repeating alarm: "Alexa, acceptable a repeating alarm for weekdays astatine 7 a.m."
  • Set a timer: "Alexa, timer" oregon "Alexa, acceptable a timer for 15 minutes."
  • Set a euphony timer: "Alexa, acceptable a 15-minute timer to My Heart volition Go On"
  • Create a named timer: "Alexa, acceptable a pizza timer for 20 minutes."
  • Set aggregate timers: "Alexa, acceptable a 2nd timer for 5 minutes."
  • Check timer status: "Alexa, however overmuch clip is near connected the pizza timer?" oregon "Alexa, what are my timers?"
  • Cancel a timer: "Alexa, cancel the pizza timer" oregon "Alexa, cancel the 15-minute timer."
  • Ask the time: "Alexa, what clip is it?"
  • Ask the date: "Alexa, what's the date?"
  • Ask erstwhile the adjacent alarm is: "Alexa, when's my adjacent alarm?"
  • Cancel an alarm: "Alexa, cancel my alarm for 2 p.m."
  • Snooze alarm: "Alexa, snooze."
  • Check dates: "Alexa, erstwhile is [holiday] this year?"

Alexa commands for calls and messaging

You tin marque calls and permission voicemails to different Echo users, arsenic good arsenic "Drop In" to your ain echo devices, either to dependable oregon video chat with whoever's successful the country (or conscionable to show the abstraction similar a information camera). If you person an Android, you tin nonstop substance messages with Alexa. 

  • Call different Echo user: "Alexa, telephone [name]."
  • Answer an incoming call: "Alexa, reply the call" oregon "Alexa, answer."
  • Hang up: "Alexa, bent up" oregon "Alexa, extremity the call."
  • Message different Echo user: "Alexa, connection [name]" oregon "Alexa, nonstop [name] a message."
  • Play messages: "Alexa, play messages."
  • Send an SMS: "Alexa, nonstop an SMS to [contact name]," oregon "Alexa, nonstop an SMS."
  • Use Drop In connected 1 of your ain devices: "Alexa, driblet successful connected the surviving room."
  • Drop In connected different idiosyncratic (requires the different idiosyncratic to let you to Drop In anytime): "Alexa, driblet successful connected [name]."
  • Turn disconnected the video during an ongoing telephone (only works with Echo Show): "Alexa, crook video off."
  • Make an announcement: "Alexa, denote it's meal time," "Alexa, broadcast it's clip to go" oregon "Alexa, archer everyone bully night."
  • Number check: "Alexa, unfastened telephone fig check" → "tell maine astir 301-555-5555" oregon "please supply accusation astir 301-555-5555."

Alexa commands for purchasing

  • Reorder essentials from Amazon: "Alexa, bargain much deodorant" oregon "Alexa, reorder deodorant."
  • Track packages from Amazon: "Alexa, where's my stuff?" oregon "Alexa, way my order."
  • Order an Amazon Alexa device: "Alexa, bid an Echo," "Alexa, bid an Echo Dot" oregon "Alexa, bid an Amazon Tap."
  • Add an point to your cart: "Alexa, adhd garbage bags to my cart."
  • Order an Uber oregon Lyft with their skills: "Alexa, inquire Uber to petition a ride" or, "Alexa, inquire Lyft for a ride."
  • While listening to euphony successful Amazon Music: "Alexa, bargain this song" oregon "Alexa, bargain this album."
  • Find caller euphony to purchase: "Alexa, store for caller euphony by [artist]."
  • Purchase a opus oregon medium from an artist: "Alexa, bargain [song oregon album] by [artist]."
  • Ask astir deals: "Alexa, what are your deals?"
  • For bully recommendations connected products, Alexa has you covered. Just accidental "Alexa, find maine a bully smartphone connected Amazon," and it volition find products based connected Amazon lawsuit ratings and reviews.
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Control purchases, buying lists and notifications with your Echo device. 

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Alexa commands to power notifications

To crook connected notifications, unfastened the Alexa app and prime to Settings, then Notifications, then Shopping Notifications and toggle it on. Your Echo speakers volition airy up yellowish erstwhile you person caller notifications.

  • Check missed notifications: "Alexa, what did I miss?" "Alexa, work my notifications" oregon "Alexa, what are my notifications?"
  • Navigate done notifications: "Alexa, next" or, "Alexa, previous."
  • Delete notifications: "Alexa, delete each of my notifications."

Alexa commands for to-do and buying lists

  • Add task to to-do list: "Alexa, adhd 'go to the market store' to my to-do list" oregon "Alexa, I request to marque an assignment with the doctor."
  • Create a caller to-do item: "Alexa, make a to-do."
  • Check calendar events: "Alexa, what's connected my calendar for tomorrow?"
  • Add an lawsuit to a calendar: "Alexa, adhd [event] to my calendar for [day] astatine [time]" oregon "Alexa, adhd an lawsuit to my calendar."
  • Move a calendar event: "Alexa, determination my gathering from 12 to 3."
  • Create a buying list: "Alexa, adhd eggs to my buying list" oregon "Alexa, I request to bargain laundry detergent."
  • Check your buying list: "Alexa, what's connected my buying list?"
  • Create a reminder: "Alexa, reminder" oregon "Alexa, punctual maine to cheque the oven successful 5 minutes."
  • Check connected existing reminders: "Alexa, what are my reminders this weekend?" oregon "Alexa, what reminders bash I person tomorrow?"
  • Donate wealth to your favourite foundation by saying "Alexa, marque a donation to American Cancer Institute Inc." oregon any fig of approved charities.
  • Want to cheque your American Express balance? Just accidental "Alexa, unfastened Amex," and look astatine your account.

Alexa commands for quality and upwind

  • Ask for your Flash Briefing: "Alexa, what's my Flash Briefing?"
  • Add euphony quality to your Flash Briefing: "Alexa, alteration Today successful Music."
  • Check headlines: "Alexa, what's successful the news?"
  • Check weather: "Alexa, what's the upwind like?" oregon "Alexa, volition it rainfall today?" You tin besides inquire "Alexa, volition I request an umbrella today?"
  • Get a upwind forecast: "Alexa, what's the upwind going to beryllium similar this weekend?
  • Get postulation information: "Alexa, what's my commute look like?" oregon "Alexa, what's postulation like?"

Entertainment-related Alexa commands

  • Find movies successful adjacent theaters: "Alexa, what movies are playing?" oregon "Alexa, what enactment movies are playing tonight?"
  • Get accusation connected movies playing: "Alexa, archer maine astir the movie [title]."
  • Get movie quotes: "Give maine a [movie] quote."
  • Get IMDb rating: "Alexa, what is the IMDb standing for [movie oregon TV show]?"
  • Get casting for a movie oregon show: "Alexa, who plays successful [movie oregon TV show]?"
  • Find retired who an histrion is: "Alexa, who plays [character] successful [movie oregon TV show]?"
  • Find an actor's latest work: "Alexa, what is [actor]'s latest movie?"
  • Find retired who sings a peculiar song: "Who sings the opus [title]?"
  • Get the names of set members: "Who is successful the set [name]?"
  • Get medium information: "What twelvemonth did [band] merchandise [song oregon album]?"
  • Find fashionable euphony from an artist: "Alexa, what's fashionable from [artist]?"
  • Sample euphony from an artist: "Alexa, illustration songs by [artist]."
  • Find a peculiar medium oregon song: "Alexa, find [song oregon album] by [artist]."
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Alexa tin reply each of your euphony and movie-related questions. 

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Alexa commands for nutrient and businesses

  • Get a recipe: "Alexa, however bash you marque cocoa spot cookies?"
  • Discover adjacent restaurants: "Alexa, find maine a adjacent pizza restaurant" oregon "Alexa, what's the nearest java shop?"
  • Get operating hours oregon a telephone fig for section businesses: "Alexa, find the code for Bank of America" oregon "Alexa, find concern hours for Harris Teeter."
  • Saying "Alexa, unfastened Wine Finder" lets Alexa assistance you lucifer the champion vino with your meal. If you archer Alexa you're eating shrimp, it volition archer you the champion wine.

Read more: The champion Alexa commands for exercise, amended slumber and accent relief

Alexa commands for assistance with mathematics

  • Convert units: "Alexa, however galore [units] are successful [units]?"
  • Convert units: "Alexa, however galore [units] are successful 2 [units]?"
  • Basic math: "Alexa, what's 5 positive 7?" oregon "Alexa, what's 56 times 33?"
  • Advanced math: "Alexa, 70 factorial." (Warning: Alexa volition database numbers you didn't cognize existed for astir a minute.)

Alexa commands that tin settee a people

  • Roll a die: "Alexa, rotation a die" or, "Alexa, rotation a 26-sided die."
  • Flip a coin: "Alexa, flip a coin."
  • Pick a number: "Alexa, prime a fig betwixt 1 and 50."
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Kids tin inquire Alexa to play parent-approved euphony and stories with the Echo Dot Kids Edition. 

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Alexa commands for assistance with definitions and spelling

  • Get the explanation of a word: "Alexa, what's the explanation of [word]?"
  • Get the spelling of a word: "Alexa, however bash you spell [word]?"

Sports-related Alexa commands

  • Check the results of a finished game: "Alexa, what was the people of the [team] game?"
  • Ask if a squad won: "Alexa, did the [team] win?"
  • Ask erstwhile the adjacent crippled is scheduled: "Alexa, erstwhile bash the [team] play next?"
  • Find retired the results of your favourite teams: "Alexa, springiness maine my Sports Update."
  • Get Fantasy Football update with the Yahoo Fantasy Football skill: "Alexa, inquire Yahoo Fantasy Football for a people update" oregon "Alexa, inquire Yahoo Fantasy Football if Colin Kaepernick is playing this week."
  • Get league standings: "Alexa, what are the MLB standings?"

Alexa commands for Voicecast

  • Send existent listening to a Fire tablet: "Alexa, nonstop that to my Fire tablet."
  • Send to a antithetic profile's Fire tablet: "Alexa, amusement this connected [name]'s Fire tablet."

Alexa commands for your astute location

Alexa tin integrate with loads of astute location platforms, specified arsenic SmartThings, Philips Hue, Wink, Insteon, Lutron, Belkin WeMo and galore more. Some necessitate you to alteration skills, and immoderate don't. 

Here is simply a enactment of the commands you tin usage for controlling your astute home, though determination are dozens more.

  • Turn lights connected oregon off: "Alexa, crook connected the lights" oregon "Alexa, crook disconnected the surviving country lights."
  • Dim the lights: "Alexa, dim the lights to 50 percent."
  • Change the colour of the lights: "Alexa, marque the surviving country lights red" oregon " Alexa, crook the lights to brushed white."
  • Change the colour somesthesia of the lights: "Alexa, marque the room lights a small warmer."
  • Adjust temperature: "Alexa, rise the somesthesia 1 degree."
  • Set temperature: "Alexa, acceptable the somesthesia to 72."
  • Lock your doors: "Alexa, fastener my backmost door."
  • Close your store door: "Alexa, inquire Garageio to adjacent my garage."
  • Discover astute location devices: "Alexa, observe my devices."
  • Use IFTTT recipes: "Alexa, trigger [IFTTT recipe]."
  • Activate a country (limited to Control4, Insteon, Lutron Caséta Wireless, Philips Hue, SmartThings and Wink): "Alexa, crook connected Movie Time" oregon "Alexa, crook connected Bedtime."
  • Control GE appliances with the Geneva skill: "Alexa, archer Geneva to preheat my oven to 400 degrees" oregon "Alexa, inquire Geneva if my laundry is dry."
  • Locate a mislaid phone with the TrackR Lost My Phone skill: "Alexa, inquire TrackR to find my phone."
  • Control the TV via Harmony hub: "Alexa, crook connected the TV" oregon "Alexa, crook connected Netflix."
  • The Polk Command Bar has Alexa embedded successful its soundbar that provides large dependable quality.
  • Saying "Alexa, tally Away Mode" produces conversations to scare disconnected immoderate imaginable burglars.
  • Alexa Guard tin assistance support your location harmless by alerting you erstwhile it picks up the sounds of fume alarms oregon breaking glass. It works with the Amazon astute doorway bell, a Ring and an ADT information system. To acceptable this feature, simply accidental "Alexa, I'm leaving."

Read more: The champion astute location devices

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Alexa tin integrate with loads of astute location platforms and devices.

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Use Alexa commands with Bluetooth

  • Pair a Bluetooth device: "Alexa, pair" oregon "Alexa, Bluetooth."
  • Connect to a Bluetooth device: "Alexa, link to my phone."
  • Disconnect from a Bluetooth device: "Alexa, disconnect from my phone."

Alexa commands for profiles and idiosyncratic accounts

  • Switch profiles: "Alexa, power accounts."
  • Check which illustration is active: "Alexa, which illustration is this?"

Use Alexa commands with Skills

Skills are third-party applications for Alexa speakers. They let you to link third-party bundle and hardware to your speaker, arsenic good arsenic play games and adhd antithetic quality sources to your Flash Briefing. Originally, they had to beryllium enabled earlier you could usage them, but Amazon has since made that process automatic (just inquire for the Skill and it volition alteration erstwhile it's used).

  • Use a skill: "Alexa, unfastened Earplay."
  • Find kid's skills: "Alexa, what kid's skills bash you have?
  • Enable skills: "Alexa, alteration Jeopardy!"
  • Disable skills: "Alexa, disable Domino's."
  • Bartender accomplishment gives you entree to much than 12,000 cocktail recipes: "Alexa, unfastened the bartender."

Use Alexa commands with Cortana

Microsoft's Cortana is disposable arsenic a skill -- but alternatively than conscionable being a skill, it opens the doorway to a wholly abstracted integer adjunct done your Alexa speakers. 

Once you've added the skill, enabled permissions and connected your Microsoft and Amazon accounts, conscionable say, "Alexa, unfastened Cortana." When you're speaking to Cortana you tin cheque your emails, inquire for the adjacent lawsuit connected your calendar oregon adhd items to your to-do list.

For now, the Cortana accomplishment is constricted due to the fact that it's a nationalist preview of what the afloat integration volition beryllium successful the future.

Search utilizing Alexa commands 

  • Get Wikipedia information: "Alexa, Wikipedia: [subject]."
  • Tell Alexa to proceed speechmaking a Wikipedia entry: "Alexa, archer maine more."
  • Ask a wide question: "Alexa, however gangly is [person oregon object's name]?"
  • Ask Quora a question: "Alexa, inquire Quora if Crustaceans consciousness symptom erstwhile you boil them."
  • Get a Game of Thrones quote: "Alexa, springiness maine a Game of Thrones quote."
  • Whether it's a bull oregon a carnivore market, users tin cheque their banal values by saying "Alexa, inquire Opening Bell for Microsoft" (or immoderate different publically traded company).

Holiday-related Alexa commands

  • Find retired erstwhile a vacation is: "Alexa, erstwhile is [holiday]?"
  • Holiday limerick: "Alexa, archer maine a vacation limerick."
  • Learn astir a holiday: "Alexa, wherefore bash we observe [holiday]?"
  • Ask astir Santa: "Alexa, however aged is Santa Claus?" "Alexa, is Santa Claus real?" oregon "Alexa, wherever does Santa Claus live?"
  • Ask astir Santa's reindeer: "Alexa, who's your favourite reindeer?" "Alexa, what tin you archer maine astir Santa's reindeer?" oregon "Alexa, what bash you cognize astir Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer?"
  • Track Santa: "Alexa, wherever is Santa?" oregon "Alexa, way Santa."
  • Sing a Christmas carol: "Alexa, sing a Christmas carol."
  • Have Alexa work "The Night Before Christmas": "Alexa, work "The Night Before Christmas."
  • Spin the dreidel: "Alexa, rotation the dreidel."
  • Ask for vacation jokes: "Alexa, unfastened my gift," "Alexa, however disfigured is your/my vacation sweater?" oregon "Alexa, archer maine a snowman joke."
  • Ask for vacation movies?: "Alexa, what's your favourite vacation movie?" oregon "Alexa, what are the apical vacation movies?" 
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Ring successful the vacation play -- oregon the spooky play -- utilizing you Echo devices. 

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Easter eggs for your Amazon Echo

Alexa comes chock-full of Easter eggs and jokes -- the database is long. We screen the unusual satellite of Alexa Easter eggs here, noting immoderate of the much fashionable oregon salient commands that punctual a snarky oregon humorous response.

  • "Alexa, springiness maine an Easter egg."
  • "Alexa, bully morning."
  • "Alexa, archer maine a joke."
  • "Alexa, beam maine up."
  • "Alexa, acceptable phasers to kill."
  • "Alexa. Tea. Earl Grey. Hot."
  • "Alexa, my sanction is Inigo Montoya."
  • "Alexa, I privation the truth."
  • "Alexa, enactment on, Wayne."
  • "Alexa, amusement maine the money."
  • "Alexa, what's the archetypal (or second) regularisation of Fight Club?"
  • "Alexa, surely you can't beryllium serious."
  • "Alexa, are you SkyNet?"
  • "Alexa, enactment time!"
  • "Alexa, unfastened the pod bay doors."
  • "Alexa, erstwhile americium I going to die?"
  • "Alexa, what is your quest?"
  • "Alexa, bully to spot you, to spot you..."
  • "Alexa, don't notation the war."
  • "Alexa, this is simply a dormant parrot."
  • "Alexa, what is your cunning plan?"

For adjacent more, cheque retired this Reddit thread dedicated to Alexa Easter eggs.

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