Amazon has a smart voice control, Alexa, a futuristic craft that works at your command. That somehow looks beyond the staple diet of smart inventions we’ve seen all these years, or rather, our fantasy breathing a life.
Something that works as you say, and replies like it has a mind of its own.
Alexa is simple to understand – Just summon her, speak out your wish and this assistant will do it for you. Basically, it’s your hack to a life that’s manageable on the couch. From playing music, dimming lights and controlling appliances across your house – much of the Alexa’s ability stays tested.
And now, with four ways of talking to Alexa – with Echo, Dot and Tap devices, along with Amazon Fire TV – it’s gradually journeying from being a fad to being a household gadget.
It isn’t wrong to say that we’re already tempted enough to talk to her more. We’re already fielding on a seductive pitch that Alexa is.
We’ve compiled all the best alexa commands for amazon echo below.
Best Amazon Alexa Commands – Know ‘em All
Even if you’re a practising Alexa user, you‘re always short of knowing the complete list of correct alexa commands. It is always expanding, and leaving something or the other for you to learn and experience.
The more Alexa supports a new device or a service, the larger the list of its commands gets. You can twist these commands a little, but not in a way that’s uninterpretable by Alexa.
With this, let’s know the commands straight!
Native Alexa Commands
- For Help – “Alexa, help.”
- Stop and Pause – “Alexa, stop.” and “Alexa, shut up.” respectively.
- Pair a Bluetooth Device – “Alexa, pair.”
- Mute or Unmute – “Alexa, mute.” or “Alexa, unmute.”
- Volume Changes – “Alexa, set volume to 4.” or “Alexa, louder” or “Alexa, turn up/down the volume.”
- Connect a device – “Alexa, connect my phone.”
- Disconnecting a device – “Alexa, disconnect my phone.”
- Play music – “Alexa, play music.”
- Play a radio station – “Alexa, play [radio station] on TuneIn.”
- Play the song of the day – “Alexa, play the song of the day.”
- Queue specific song or artist – “Alexa, play music by [artist].”
- Play music on Spotify – “Alexa, play (playlist) on Spotify.”
- Play a station on Pandora – “Alexa, play [artist] station on Pandora.”
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- Play an audiobook – “Alexa, play [title] on Audible,” “Alexa, read [title]” or, “Alexa, play the book, [title].”
- Resume the last played audiobook – “Alexa, resume my book.”
- Play a song based on context – “Alexa, play the latest 2Cellos album” or, “Alexa, play that song that goes ‘Take me to Church, I’ll worship like a dog at the shrine of your lies.”
- Skip audiobook chapters – “Alexa, next chapter” or, “Alexa, previous chapter.”
- Read my Kindle Book – “Alexa, read me my Kindle book.”
- Set a sleep timer – “Alexa set a sleep timer for 45 minutes” or, “Alexa, stop playing in 45 minutes.”
- Song information – “Alexa, what’s playing?”
- Play Music or Play Next – “Alexa, play” or, “Alexa, next.”
- Restart a song – “Alexa, restart.”
- Add a song to Prime Music library – “Alexa, add this song.”
- Like or dislike a song on Pandora and iHeartRadio – “Alexa, I like this song” or, “Alexa, thumbs down.”
- Start Amazon Music Unlimited trial – “Alexa, start my free trial of Amazon Music Unlimited.”
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Messaging and Calls Access Controls
- Call another Echo user – “Alexa, call [name].”
- Answer an incoming call – “Alexa, answer the call” or, “Alexa, answer.”
- End the call – “Alexa, hang up” or, “Alexa, end the call.”
- Send a message to another Echo user – “Alexa, message [name]” or, “Alexa, send [name] a message.”
- Play messages – “Alexa, play messages.”
- Use Drop In on your device – “Alexa, drop in on the living room.”
- Drop In on another user (only when it’s allowed by other user to drop in anytime) – “Alexa, drop in on [name].”
Food and Entertainment Controls
- Find nearby restaurants – “Alexa, find me a nearby pizza restaurant.”
- Find movies in nearby theatres – “Alexa, what movies are playing?” or, “Alexa, what action movies are playing tonight?”
- Get information about the movies on play – “Alexa, tell me about the movie [title].”
- Get IMDb rating – “Alexa, what is the IMDb rating for [movie or TV show]?”
- Know about an actor – “Alexa, who plays [character] in [movie or TV show]?”
- Know about an actor’s latest work – “Alexa, what is [actor]’s latest movie?”
- Get casting for a movie or show: “Alexa, who plays in [movie or TV show]?”
- Find out the singer of a particular song – “Who sings the song [title]?”
- Find a particular album or song – “Alexa, find [song or album] by [artist].”
- Get album information – “What year did [band] release [song or album]?”
- Get the names of band members – “Who is in the band (name)?”
- Find popular music from an artist – “Alexa, what’s popular from [artist]?”
- Sample music from an artist – “Alexa, sample songs by [artist].”
- Know about the results of a finished game – “Alexa, what was the score of the [team] game?”
- Ask when is the next game scheduled for – “Alexa, when do the [team] play next?”
- Check the Sports update – “Alexa, give me my sports update.”
- Ask if a team won – “Alexa, did the [team] win?”
- Get info about league standings – “Alexa, what are the MLB standings?”
- Get Fantasy Football update with the Yahoo Fantasy Football skill: “Alexa, ask Yahoo Fantasy Football for a score update” or, “Alexa, ask Yahoo Fantasy Football if Colin Kaepernick is playing this week.”
Smart Home Controls
- Turn the lights on or off – “Alexa, turn on the lights” or, “Alexa, turn off the living room lights.”
- Change the colors of the lights – “Alexa, make the living room lights red” or, ” Alexa, turn the lights to soft white.”
- Change the color temperature of lights – “Alexa, make the kitchen lights a little warmer.”
- Dim the lights – “Alexa, dim the lights to 50 per cent.”
- Set temperature – “Alexa, set the temperature to 72 degrees.”
- Adjust the temperature – “Alexa, raise the temperature by 2 degrees.”
- Discover smart home devices: “Alexa, discover my devices.”
- Use IFTTT recipes: “Alexa, trigger [IFTTT recipe].”
- Track down a lost phone with the TrackR Lost My Phone skill: “Alexa, ask TrackR to find my phone.”
- Control the TV via Harmony hub: “Alexa, turn on the TV” or, “Alexa, turn on Netflix.”
- Control GE appliances with the Geneva skill: “Alexa, tell Geneva to preheat my oven to 400 degrees” or, “Alexa, ask Geneva is my laundry is dry.”
These are the Alexa commands you’ll be using more often. However, the list isn’t over yet. We’ll be updating it with time.
Agreed, you’ll not be able to fit these commands in the recall chamber of your brain so easily. But, once you get accustomed, Alexa will come naturally to you. Amazon’s Alexa isn’t as evident as Apple Siri’s on the global stage as of now, but there’s little denying the fact that it is the next gadget our home needs.
These were the best alexa commands you can try in 2018! Let us know what you think.