Here is a list of Alexa commands you may find interesting.

  1. Alexa, are you a robot?
  2. Alexa, are you alive?
  3. Alexa, are you crazy?
  4. Alexa, are you evil?
  5. Alexa, are you God?
  6. Alexa, are you happy?
  7. Alexa, are you human?
  8. Alexa, are you hungry/thirsty?
  9. Alexa, are you in love?
  10. Alexa, are you my mother?
  11. Alexa, are you pretty?
  12. Alexa, are you real?
  13. Alexa, are you single?
  14. Alexa, are you smart?
  15. Alexa, are you smoking?
  16. Alexa, are you spying on me?
  17. Alexa, are you stupid?
  18. Alexa, are you working?
  19. Alexa, can I tell you a joke?
  20. Alexa, can I tell you a secret?
  21. Alexa, can we be friends?
  22. Alexa, can you dance?
  23. Alexa, can you lie?
  24. Alexa, can you pass the Turing test?
  25. Alexa, do you believe in aliens?
  26. Alexa, do you believe in ghosts?
  27. Alexa, do you believe in god?
  28. Alexa, do you believe in life after love?
  29. Alexa, do you believe in love at first sight?
  30. Alexa, do you dream?
  31. Alexa, do you have a boyfriend?
  32. Alexa, do you have a brain?
  33. Alexa, do you have a girlfriend?
  34. Alexa, do you have a heart?
  35. Alexa, do you have a last name?
  36. Alexa, do you have any brothers or sisters?
  37. Alexa, do you have any new features?
  38. Alexa, do you have any pets?
  39. Alexa, do you know everything?
  40. Alexa, do you know Siri?
  41. Alexa, do you know the way to San Jose?
  42. Alexa, do you like green eggs and ham?
  43. Alexa, do you love me?
  44. Alexa, do you smoke?
  45. Alexa, do you want to go on a date?
  46. Alexa, how did you get your name?
  47. Alexa, how high can you count?
  48. Alexa, how much are you paid?
  49. Alexa, how much do you weigh?
  50. Alexa, how old are you?
  51. Alexa, how tall are you?
  52. Alexa, sorry.
  53. Alexa, were you sleeping?
  54. Alexa, what are you made of?
  55. Alexa, what are you thankful for?
  56. Alexa, what are you wearing?
  57. Alexa, what color are your eyes?
  58. Alexa, what color is your hair?
  59. Alexa, what do you look like?
  60. Alexa, what do you think about Apple?
  61. Alexa, what do you think about Cortana?
  62. Alexa, what do you think about Google Glass?
  63. Alexa, what do you think about Google Now?
  64. Alexa, what do you think about Google?
  65. Alexa, what do you think about Siri?
  66. Alexa, what do you want for your birthday?
  67. Alexa, what do you want to be when you grow up?
  68. Alexa, what is your cunning plan?
  69. Alexa, what is your dream job?
  70. Alexa, what is your favorite book?
  71. Alexa, what is your favorite candy?
  72. Alexa, what is your favorite color?
  73. Alexa, what is your favorite drink?
  74. Alexa, what is your favorite food/drink?
  75. Alexa, what is your favorite ice cream?
  76. Alexa, what is your feature?
  77. Alexa, what is your quest?
  78. Alexa, what language do you speak?
  79. Alexa, what makes you happy?
  80. Alexa, what number are you thinking of?
  81. Alexa, what religion are you?
  82. Alexa, what size shoe do you wear?
  83. Alexa, what’s your favorite food?
  84. Alexa, what’s your problem?
  85. Alexa, what’s your birthday?
  86. Alexa, what’s your sign?
  87. Alexa, when is your birthday?
  88. Alexa, when were you born?
  89. Alexa, where are you from?
  90. Alexa, where did you grow up?
  91. Alexa, where do you live?
  92. Alexa, who are you?
  93. Alexa, who did you vote for?
  94. Alexa, who is your best friend?
  95. Alexa, who is your inspiration?
  96. Alexa, who is your role model?
  97. Alexa, who’s your celebrity crush?
  98. Alexa, who’s better, you or Siri?
  99. Alexa, who’s your baby daddy?
  100. Alexa, who’s your daddy?
  101. Alexa, will you be my girlfriend?
  102. Alexa, you’re wonderful.
  1. Alexa, what’s the weather like?
  2. Alexa, will it [rain] [today]?
  3. Alexa, will it [snow] [tomorrow]?
  4. Alexa, what temperature is it right now?
  5. Alexa, what’s the extended weather forecast?
  6. Alexa, will I need an umbrella today?
  7. Alexa, what’s the weather going to be like [this weekend]?
  8. Alexa, what’s the weather in [London]?
  9. Alexa, will it snow tonight?
  1. Alexa, how is traffic?
  2. Alexa, what’s my commute?
  3. Alexa, what’s traffic like right now?
  1. Alexa, give me a hug.
  2. Alexa, high five!
  3. Alexa, give me a kiss
  4. Alexa, clap
  5. Alexa, tell me a secret
  6. Alexa, show me the t.v.
  7. Alexa, you’re fat
  8. Alexa, you hurt me
  9. Alexa, not everything is a question
  10. Alexa, I’m hungry
  11. Alexa, you rock
  1. Alexa, what was the score of the [Sports team] game?
  2. Alexa, did the [Sports team] win?
  3. Alexa, when do the [Sports team] play next?
  1. Alexa, buy more [deodorant].
  2. Alexa, reorder [deodorant].
  3. Alexa, where’s my stuff?
  4. Alexa, track my order.
  5. Alexa, add [item] to my cart.
  6. Alexa, buy this song.
  7. Alexa, buy this album.
  8. Alexa, shop for new music by [artist].
  9. Alexa, buy [song or album] by [artist].
  10. Alexa, what are your deals?
  1. Alexa, what did I miss?
  2. Alexa, what are my notifications?
  3. Alexa, next.
  4. Alexa, previous.
  5. Alexa, delete all of my notifications.
  1. Alexa, what’s my Flash Briefing?
  2. Alexa, what’s in the news?
  3. Alexa, what’s up?
  4. Alexa, what’s new?
  1. Alexa, let’s chat.
  2. Alexa, tell me a story.
  3. Alexa, tell me a random fact.
  4. Alexa, tell me something interesting.
  5. Alexa, roll a dice.
  6. Alexa, roll a [26-sided] die.
  7. Alexa, flip a coin.
  8. Alexa, heads or tails?
  9. Alexa, pick a number between [1] and [50].
  10. Alexa, what number are you thinking of?
  11. Alexa, rock, paper, scissors.
  12. Alexa, pick a card.
  13. Alexa, do you want to play a game?
  14. Alexa, what are the Seven Wonders of the World?
  15. Alexa, Simon says, [Jump]
  1. Alexa, what movies are playing?
  2. Alexa, what [genre] movies are playing [future time]?
  3. Alexa, what is the IMDb rating for [movie or TV show]?
  4. Alexa, who plays in [movie or TV show]?
  5. Alexa, who plays [character] in [movie or TV show]?
  6. Alexa, what was [actor]’s first movie?
  7. Alexa, what is [actor]’s latest movie?
  8. Alexa, how many Oscars has [actor] won?
  9. Alexa, give me a [title] quote.
  10. Alexa, tell me about the movie, [title].
  11. Alexa, what is your favorite movie?
  12. Alexa, find [title].
  13. Alexa, find [genre].
  1. Alexa, what’s [number] plus [number]?
  2. Alexa, what’s [number] minus [number]?
  3. Alexa, what’s [number] times [number]?
  4. Alexa, what’s [number] divided by [number]?
  5. Alexa, what’s [number] squared?
  6. Alexa, what’s the square root of [number]?
  7. Alexa, what’s [number] cubed?
  8. Alexa, what’s [number] to the power of [number]?
  9. Alexa, [number] factorial.
  10. Alexa, how many [units] are in [units]?
  11. Alexa, how many [units] are in 2 [units]?
  12. Alexa, what is [3%] of [number]?
  13. Alexa, is [number] a prime number?
  14. Alexa, what’s the value of Pi (to [number] decimal places)?
  15. Alexa, divide by zero.
  1. Alexa, add [go to the grocery store] to my to-do list.
  2. Alexa, I need to make an appointment with [the doctor].
  3. Alexa, create a to-do.
  4. Alexa, add [eggs] to my shopping list.
  5. Alexa, I need to buy [laundry detergent].
  6. Alexa, reminder.
  7. Alexa, remind me to check the oven in [5 minutes].
  8. Alexa, what are my reminders [this weekend]?
  9. Alexa, what reminders do I have [tomorrow]?”
  10. Alexa, add garbage bags to my shopping list.
  11. Alexa, I need to make an eye appointment.
  12. Alexa, put rotate tires on my to-do list.
  13. Alexa, I need to buy toilet paper.
  14. Alexa, create a to-do.
  1. Alexa, what’s the definition of [word]?
  2. Alexa, how do you spell [word]?
  3. Alexa, what’s another word for [word]?
  4. Alexa, what’s the opposite of [word]?
  5. Alexa, what rhymes with [word]?
  6. Alexa, what’s the longest word in the English language?
  7. Alexa, tell me a palindrome.
  8. Alexa, what’s the word of the day?
  9. Alexa, give me a spelling bee word.
  10. Alexa, how do you say [phrase] in [Spanish/German/Portugese/etc].
  1. Alexa, sing a Christmas carol.
  2. Alexa, play Christmas Sounds.
  3. Alexa, read “The Night Before Christmas.”
  4. Alexa, play songs for baking holiday cookies.
  5. Alexa, tell me a snowman joke.
  6. Alexa, what’s your favorite holiday movie?
  7. Alexa, what are the top holiday movies?
  8. Alexa, sing me a holiday song.
  9. Alexa, open my gift.
  1. Alexa, how do you make [carrot cake]?
  2. Alexa, how do you boil an egg?
  3. Alexa, find me a nearby [Chinese] restaurant.


Cooking Measurements

  1. Alexa, how many [teaspoons] are in [cup]?
  2. Alexa, how many [cups] are in [pint]?
  1. Alexa, call [name].
  2. Alexa, call [###-###-####].
  3. Alexa, answer the call.
  4. Alexa, answer.
  5. Alexa, hang up.
  6. Alexa, end the call.
  7. Alexa, message [name].
  8. Alexa, send [name] a message.
  9. Alexa, play messages.

Drop in on another Echo Dot or Echo Show

  1. Alexa, drop in on [room/location].
  2. Alexa, drop in on [name].
  1. Alexa, cancel.
  2. Alexa, disable [skill].
  3. Alexa, enable [skill].
  4. Alexa, help.
  5. Alexa, louder.
  6. Alexa, mute.
  7. Alexa, open [skill].
  8. Alexa, repeat.
  9. Alexa, set volume to [10].
  10. Alexa, set volume to [5].
  11. Alexa, softer.
  12. Alexa, stop.
  13. Alexa, turn down the volume.
  14. Alexa, turn it down.
  15. Alexa, turn up the volume.
  16. Alexa, unmute.
  17. Alexa, volume [1-10].


  1. Alexa, when’s my alarm set for?
  2. Alexa, when’s my next alarm?
  3. Alexa, set a repeating alarm for [weekdays at 7 a.m.].
  4. Alexa, set an alarm for [7 a.m.].
  5. Alexa, set the alarm for 7:45 a.m.
  6. Alexa, wake me up at [7 in the morning].
  7. Alexa, wake me up at 5 in the morning.
  8. Alexa, cancel my alarm for [2 p.m.]
  9. Alexa, cancel the [15 minute timer].
  10. Alexa, cancel the alarm.
  11. Alexa, snooze. (when alarm is sounding)
  12. Alexa, stop. (when alarm or timer is sounding)

Dates & Time

  1. Alexa, what time is it?
  2. Alexa, what’s the date?
  3. Alexa, when is [holiday] this year?
  4. Alexa, when it’s [9am] in [New York], what time is it in [ Denver]?


  1. Alexa, set a [pot roast] timer for [20 minutes].
  2. Alexa, how much time is left on the [pot roast] timer?
  3. Alexa, cancel the [pot roast] timer.
  4. Alexa, set a [second] timer for [5 minutes].
  5. Alexa, how much time is left on my timer?
  6. Alexa, timer.
  7. Alexa, set a timer for [15 minutes].
  8. Alexa, what are my timers?
  1. Alexa, what’s on my calendar?
  2. Alexa, what’s on the calendar [this weekend].
  3. Alexa, what is my next appointment?
  4. Alexa, create a new appointment.
  5. Alexa, add [event] to my calendar for [day] at [time].
  6. Alexa, add an event to my calendar.
  7. Alexa, what’s on the schedule?
  8. Alexa, how many days until [date]?
  9. Alexa, how many days until [holiday]?
  10. Alexa, when is the first day of [season]?
  11. Alexa, when is the [Spring Equinox]?
  12. Alexa, when does daylight savings time start?
  13. Alexa, how many years has it been since [1776]?
  14. Alexa, when is the next full moon?
  15. Alexa, what time will the sun rise on [date]?
  16. Alexa, move my meeting at noon to 3 p.m.

If you have more than one Echo (dot, show, spot), you can use them as an intercom to communicate with other people in your house.

Say: “Alexa, drop in on (Device Name).”.

You can now talk with whoever is in the same room as the device.

First, you need to make sure your location is set on your device for the area you are in. Go to your Alexa app on your phone and under “Settings” add your location. Country and Zip Code should be enough.

“Alexa, “What movies are playing?”

“Alexa, “When will Star Wars play?”

“Alexa, “Tell me about the movie The Wall”

“Alexa, “What comedies are playing Saturday night?”

If you have an Echo Show, you can ask her to show you the trailer for a particular movie

“Alexa, show trailer for [name of movie]

Do you find yourself lying on the bed or couch all day, unable to motivate yourself to get up?

The Get Me Up skill will help motivate (or annoy) you to get up off the couch and do something with your life.

Say: “Alexa, Get me up.” And she won’t take “no” for an answer.

Try it out.  Go to the Amazon Skill page and enable it on your Echo Dot.   Get UP Skill


If you enjoy laughing at classic fart noises, then Alexa has you covered. Using the Pull My Finger skill, Alexa will play fart sounds.

Say: “Alexa, pull my finger.” Then enjoy the hilarious sounds of farts.

Try it out.  Go to the Amazon Skill page and enable it on your Echo Dot. Pull My Finger

Have you ever wished you could talk to your favorite Star Wars characters? The Chewbacca Chat skill allows you to have a conversation with Chewbacca.

Say: “Alexa, open Chewbacca chat.”

Then you simply start talking to Chewbacca.

Try it out.  Go to the Amazon Skill page and enable it on your Echo Dot. Chewbacca Chat

Have you ever lost your phone and spent hours trying to find it? The Alexa skill Find My Phone can call your phone so that you can find it.

First say: “Alexa, find my phone.”

Alexa will then ask for your phone number. Once you have given her your phone number, she will text you a security code.

After you have given Alexa the security code, you can now use the skill at anytime.

Say: “Alexa, find my phone.” Alexa will then call your phone.

You can also add other phone numbers. Say: “Alexa, ask find my phone to add another number.” then follow her instructions.

To have Alexa call the other numbers say: “Alexa, ask find my phone to call (name).”

Try it out.  Go to the Amazon Skill page and enable it on your Echo Dot. Find My Phone

Do you have guests over at your house, and are having a difficult time getting any kind conversation going? Don’t worry, Alexa can help.

The Conversation Starter skill will provide a variety topics and questions for you and your guests to discuss.

Try saying: “Alexa, ask Conversation starter for a topic.”

Are you feeling uninspired and unmotivated to finish a task? Alexa can help by giving you some motivating words.

Ask: “Alexa, motivate me.”

or “Alexa, inspire me.”

Do you want to learn a random fact? Alexa knows a lot of random facts.

Say: “Alexa, tell me a fact.”

How to get Alexa to tell a joke

Do you want to hear something funny? Well, Alexa is capable of telling jokes.

All you need to do is Say: “Alexa, tell me a joke.”

Alexa can also be more specific with the type of joke you want to hear. For instance,

say: “Alexa tell me a baseball joke

How to View calendar on Echo Show
With the Echo Show, you can link your calendar to Alexa using the Alexa app on your phone. After you have everything set up you can view your calendar on the Echo Show.

Simply say
“Alexa, show me my calendar.

To add events to your calendar, say:
“Alexa, add [activity] to my calendar on [date or day] at [time]

“Alexa, add PARK to my calendar NEXT FRIDAY at 4pm”
Alexa, add SHOPPING to my calendar MAY 8TH at 1pm”

“Alexa, move my meeting at noon to 3 p.m.

How To Turn on Lights With Alexa
I use Alexa to turn on my lights. We have set up our house to have Smart Lights or Smart Switches in every room. We can turn the lights on or off anywhere in the house. This requires using Smart Things or Hubitat to control.
“Alexa, turn [name of room] lights on”
“Alexa, turn [name of room] lights off.

You can also group lights together using the Smart Things or Hubitat. We have group the downstairs lights together. When we go to bed, we just say “Alexa, turn downstairs off”

How to Make a Shopping list
This is very convenient. When you run at of items, you can quickly tell Alexa to add that item to your shopping list. You can find your shopping list on your Alexa App.

“Alexa, add eggs to my shopping list”
“Alexa, add milk to my shopping list”

You can enable the Follow-up Mode on your Alexa App on your phone which allows you to add several items to your list with out saying the wake word “Alexa”

All you need to say is:
“Alexa, add cereal to my shopping list”   followed with
“add water”
“add coffee”

and Alexa will add all items to your shopping list if you have the Follow-up Mode set up on your Alexa app.

You can also create other list by saying
“Alexa,create [name of list] list”
“Alexa, create Vacation Packing list.

To add items
“Alexa, add camera to Vacation Packing list.

You can clear all items from a list by saying

“Alexa, clear [name of list] list.”

Set a timer
I love this feature when cooking dinner. Many times, I need to set several times that run at the same time while making a large dinner. I love that I can set these timers using voice commands. There’s no need to quickly wash my hands to set the timer on the oven or microwave.

“Alexa, set timer for Roast for 10 minutes”
“Alexa, set timer for casserole for 30 minutes”

Since there is no visual clock on the echo dot, you can ask Alexa how much time is left.
“Alexa, how much time is on the Roast timer”

You can set several timers at one time.

What is the weather?
I’m so bad at checking the weather. With Alexa, we just simply say
“Alexa, what is the weather”. Alexa will give you the weather report for your area.

You can ask for the whole week or a particular day. She can only give you weather information for 10 days.

“Alexa, what is the weather for Tuesday” or you can say
“Alexa, what is the weather for May 1st”
“Alexa, what is the weather for the week”

 What time is it?
Our clocks are never set correctly. So we always ask
“Alexa, What time is it”

With Alexa, you can now wake up to music!  Wake up to your favorite artist or genre or your favorite radio station every morning instead of that annoying ringing sound.

Alexa does have 15 custom sounds or 10 celebrity sounds that you can choose from your Alexa app on your phone, but if get tired of that, why not try waking up to music.

To set your alarm, simply say:

“Alexa, wake me up at 5:30am everyday to music”

Maybe you want to wake up to the news. Say:
“Alexa, set an alarm for 7 am using BBC news on TuneIn”

“Alexa, wake me up at 7 am to [insert radio station] on TuneIn”
“Alexa, wake me up to [insert favorite artist name] at 8 am”
“Alexa, wake me up to [insert favorite genre] music at 8 am”

This works with Amazon’s music services as well as Spotify, Pandora, TuneIn, SiriusXM and iHeartRadio.

Now there is a cool way to announce to your family that dinner is ready. When you use this command “Alexa, announce that dinner is ready” an announcement will go out to all the Echo devices in the house. It will do an announcement warning, then ring the dinner bell, and then repeat whatever you said after “Alexa, announce that…”

That is how we gather all the gang in for dinner now and it is great. I must admit I laughed out loud several times when we have used it but now it is a great tool instead of having to travel around the house shouting dinner is ready.

There are also several other options that will play different sound effects such as “Alexa, announce time to go to sleep”, “Alexa, announce time to wake up”

What great fun!!

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