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Using Alexa to create shopping list is one way to make sure that you never miss an item at the grocery store again. Your family can all add to the shopping list at any time by giving the command to Alexa to add whatever item they need to your shopping list. You can...read more
Here is an article about how to setup Alexa for calling in case you need to make emergency calls. Like the device people wear in those commercials but with Echo's around the house you don't have to wear anything. They could just pick you up and...read more
Recently Added Skills
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