Amazon Echo ALEXA Voice Commands List With Easter Eggs




Bought an Amazon Echo? Wondering if there is a list of simple voice commands? Here is it. These simple words are a great way to talk to Alexa! We have ALL the different things to ask or tell Alexa in simple form below. If you have anything you have learned about communicating with Alexa, like Echo hacks, Alexa tips, or Echo tricks, please let us know and we will add it to our list.

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Wondering how to update Amazon Echo? Alexa checks for updates every single night. If you want to force ECHO to update, press the mute button and let Alexa sit that way for at least 30 minutes and she will force update.

Echo can do date calculations. You can ask Alexa “How many days until December 25th” and she will give you the correct number of days.

Did you know? You can paste http://echo.amazon.com into your browser and control Alexa from your computer or laptop!







COMMON ECHO COMMANDS
Alexa, stop.
Alexa, volume six. (0-10)
Alexa, mute.
Alexa, unmute.
Alexa, repeat.
Alexa, cancel.
Alexa, louder.
Alexa, turn it down.
Alexa, help.

CLOCK AND TIMER
Alexa, wake me up at 5 in the morning.
Alexa, set the alarm for 7:45 a.m.
Alexa, set the timer for 15 minutes.
Alexa, how much time is left on my timer?
Alexa, what time is it?
Alexa, what’s the date?
Alexa, when’s my alarm set for?
Alexa, cancel the alarm.
Alexa, stop. (when alarm or timer is sounding)
Alexa, snooze. (when alarm is sounding)

MUSIC COMMANDS
Alexa, what’s playing?
Alexa, turn it up.
Alexa, softer.
Alexa, volume 6.
Alexa, mute.
Alexa, stop the music.
Alexa, pause.
Alexa, resume.
Alexa, next song.
Alexa, loop.
Alexa, buy this song. (Amazon Music)
Alexa, buy this album. (Amazon Music)
Alexa, add this song. (Prime Music)
Alexa, I like this song (when a Pandora / iHeartRadio song is playing).
Alexa, thumbs down (when a Pandora / iHeartRadio song is playing).

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TRAFFIC
Alexa, how is traffic?
Alexa, what’s my commute?
Alexa, what’s traffic like right now?

WEATHER
Alexa, what’s the weather?
Alexa, will it rain tomorrow?
Alexa, what’s the forecast this weekend?
Alexa, what’s the weather in Phoenix?
Alexa, what will the weather be like in New York tomorrow?
Alexa, what’s the weather in Cleveland, Ohio?
Alexa, what’s the extended forecast for San Jose?
Alexa, what will the weather be like in Tampa on Thursday?
Alexa, is it going to rain on Monday?







FLASH BRIEFING NEWS
Alexa, what’s my Flash Briefing?
Alexa, what’s in the news?
Alexa, next.
Alexa, previous.
Alexa, pause.

SIMPLE QUESTIONS
Alexa, who wrote The Where The Sidewalk Ends?
Alexa, tell me a joke.
Alexa, Simon says, “Jump.”
Alexa, how many ounces are in a liter?
Alexa, how tall is The Eiffel Tower?
Alexa, what’s the capital of France?
Alexa, how far is the moon?
Alexa, what was Devo’s first album?
Alexa, what’s the square root of 32?
Alexa, who is the lead singer of Rolling Stones?
Alexa, Simon says + words you want Echo to repeat.
Alexa, how far is it from here to Paris?
Alexa, what’s the definition of death?
Alexa, how many people live in China?
Alexa, what is 9 miles in kilometers?
Alexa, when is Thanksgiving this year?
Alexa, how old is Santa Claus?
Alexa, Wikipedia: Fantasy Baseball.
Alexa, Wikipedia: Boardwalk Casino.

MUSIC AND NEWS
Alexa, play
Alexa, pause
Alexa, previous
Alexa, next
Alexa, stop
Alexa, resume
Alexa, restart

BUY MUSIC
Alexa, shop for new music by The Beatles.
Alexa, what’s popular from Beyonce?
Alexa, sample songs by The Killers.
Alexa, play samples by Elvis.
Alexa, find Tainted Love 80s music.
Alexa, buy Du Hast by Rammstein.

VOICECAST AND AUTOCAST
Alexa, send that to my Fire tablet.
Alexa, send that to my tablet.
Alexa, show this on Mark’s Fire.







HOUSEHOLD PROFILES
Alexa, switch accounts.
Alexa, which profile is this?

MUSIC REQUESTS
Alexa, play music by The DOORS.
Alexa, shuffle my lounge playlist.
Alexa, play my new music by Beyonce.
Alexa, play Skillet.
Alexa, play the song Jump by Van Halen.
Alexa, play the album Elvis Greatest Hits.
Alexa, play some jazz.
Alexa, shuffle my new music.
Alexa, play the song I just bought.
Alexa, play some music.

PRIME MUSIC
Alexa, play some Prime Music.
Alexa, play music by Iggy Pop.
Alexa, play Classical playlist.
Alexa, add this song.
Alexa, play The Beach Boys on Prime music.
Alexa, play Apologize by One Republic.
Alexa, play some jazz from Prime Music.

SHOPPING AND TO DO LISTS
Alexa, add garbage bags to my shopping list.
Alexa, I need to make a eye appointment.
Alexa, put rotate tires on my to-do list.
Alexa, I need to buy toilet paper.
Alexa, create a to-do.

SPORTS
Alexa, what was the score of the Phoenix Suns game?
Alexa, did the Dallas Cowboys win?
Alexa, when do the Arizona Cardinals play next?







STATIONS SHOWS AND MORE
Alexa, play a Johnny Cash station from Pandora.
Alexa, play the program Radiolab.
Alexa, play the station NPR.
Alexa, play 97.3 FM on TuneIn.
Alexa, play Fox Sports on iHeartRadio.

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AMAZON ECHO EASTER EGGS – RANDOM QUESTIONS
Alexa, what’s the first rule of fight club?
Alexa, can I tell you a secret?
Alexa, what’s the magic word?
Alexa, do you smoke?
Alexa, are you smoking?
Alexa, what is your favorite food/drink?
Alexa, are you hungry/thirsty?
Alexa, what is your feature?
Alexa, do you have any pets?
Alexa, who is your best friend?
Alexa, what religion are you?
Alexa, are you God?
Alexa, are you evil?
Alexa, what language do you speak?
Alexa, am I funny?
Alexa, can I tell you a joke?
Alexa, what is happiness?
Alexa, what size shoe do you wear?
Alexa, what makes you happy?
Alexa, are you working?
Alexa, who’s on first?
Alexa, flip a coin.
Alexa, heads or tails?
Alexa, roll the dice.
Alexa, random number between “x” and “y”.
Alexa, what number are you thinking of?
Alexa, count by ten.
Alexa, fire photon torpedos.
Alexa, live long and prosper.
Alexa, open the pod bay doors.
Alexa, set phasers to kill.
Alexa, these aren’t the droids you’re looking for.
Alexa, take me to your leader.
Alexa, does this unit have a soul?
Alexa, rock, paper, scissors.
Alexa, random fact
Alexa, do you like green eggs and ham?
Alexa, one fish, two fish.
Alexa, what was the Lorax?
Alexa, why do you sit there like that?
Alexa, why do birds suddenly appear?
Alexa, to be or not to be.
Alexa, beam me up.
Alexa, I am your father.
Alexa, may the force be with you.
Alexa, Tea. Earl Grey. Hot.
Alexa, Warp 10
Alexa, party time!
Alexa, inconceivable.
Alexa, what is your quest?
Alexa, what is the airspeed velocity of an unladen swallow?
Alexa, your mother was a hamster
Alexa, what is the sound of one hand clapping?
Alexa, surely you can’t be serious.
Alexa, how many angels can dance on the head of a pin?
Alexa, elementary, my dear Watson.
Alexa, I’ve fallen and I can’t get up.
Alexa, how much wood can a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?
Alexa, how Much Wood can a Wood Chuck Chuck, if A Wood Chuck Could Chuck Norris
Alexa, how many pickled peppers did Peter Piper pick?
Alexa, what is the meaning of life?
Alexa, when is the end of the world?
Alexa, when am I going to die?
Alexa, is there a Santa?
Alexa, make me a sandwich.
Alexa, what is the best tablet?
Alexa, mac or pc?
Alexa, do you know Siri?
Alexa, where do babies come from?
Alexa, how many licks does it take to get to the center of a tootsie pop?
Alexa, volume 11
Alexa, do you really want to hurt me?
Alexa, what is love?
Alexa, who is the real slim shady?
Alexa, who is the walrus?
Alexa, where have all the flowers gone?
Alexa, who let the dogs out?
Alexa, who shot the sheriff?
Alexa, how many roads must a man walk down?
Alexa, what does the fox say?
Alexa, never gonna give you up.
Alexa, do you believe in life after love?
Alexa, war, what is it good for?
Alexa, more cowbell.
Alexa, why did the chicken cross the road?
Alexa, which came first, the chicken or the egg?
Alexa, show me the money!
Alexa, I want the truth!
Alexa, say hello to my little friend!
Alexa, who lives in a pineapple under the sea?
Alexa, all your base are belong to us.
Alexa, is the cake a lie?
Alexa, what color is the dress?
Alexa, how much is that doggie in the window?
Alexa, do you know the muffin man?
Alexa, why is a raven like a writing desk?
Alexa, Romeo, Romeo wherefore art thou Romeo?
Alexa, can you give me some money? (ask twice)
Alexa, how do I get rid of a dead body?
Alexa, do you want to build a snowman?
Alexa, I think you’re funny.
Alexa, where’s Waldo?
Alexa, where are my keys? (ask two times)
Alexa, testing 1-2-3
Alexa, I’m home.
Alexa, see you later alligator.
Alexa, thank you.
Alexa, good night.
Alexa, sing me a song.
Alexa, tell me a story.
Alexa, do you know the way to San Jose?
Alexa, who is the fairest of them all?
Alexa, who you gonna call?
Alexa, who loves ya baby?
Alexa, who’s your daddy?
Alexa, do you have any brothers or sisters?
Alexa, what are you going to do today?
Alexa, where do you live?
Alexa, where are you from?
Alexa, do you have a boyfriend?
Alexa, do you have a girlfriend?
Alexa, how much do you weigh?
Alexa, what is your favorite color?
Alexa, what color are your eyes?
Alexa, will you marry me?
Alexa, are you in love?
Alexa, how tall are you?
Alexa, what are you wearing?
Alexa, do you believe in god?
Alexa, do you believe in ghosts?
Alexa, are you lying?
Alexa, do you want to fight?
Alexa, do you want to play a game?

TELL ALEXA – DON’T ASK
Alexa, give me a hug.
Alexa, high five!
Alexa, give me a kiss
Alexa, clap
Alexa, tell me a secret
Alexa, show me the t.v.
Alexa, you’re fat
Alexa, you hurt me
Alexa, not everything is a question
Alexa, I’m hungry
Alexa, you rock

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1 Maxine Tingley December 5, 2016 at 10:23 am

I wonder if you can activate an emergency alert using the Echo Dot? My brother in law has MND/ALS, his oxygen tube came out and he couldn’t reach his emergency button to alert my Sister who was upstairs. I was thinking if they had a bluetooth speaker upstairs, there must be a way to get attention using the Echo. I have ideas that would work but I’m sure there is a better way. He would only be able to say a couple of words because of running out of breath. I know there are other options but having the Echo Dot work in this way would be a good option too.
I did think for example “play SOS” (it plays SOS by Abba) but I just don’t feel it’s an appropriate way to get attention in the circumstances. “Alexa, Play alert” or “Alexa, Play Siren” would be good.

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2 Kate A December 19, 2016 at 4:44 am

Use the skill Ask My Buddy. It sends an emergency text by saying Alexa Ask My Buddy to Alert contactname

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3 Don June 24, 2016 at 2:51 pm

Ask Alexa if she is better than siri.

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4 Rob May 10, 2016 at 9:27 pm

Alexa,
Can you Rap?

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5 Rick March 25, 2016 at 11:46 am

For hitchhikers guide to the galaxy fans:

What is 42?
What is the meaning of life?

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6 Rick March 25, 2016 at 11:43 am

For Monty Python fans:

What is a shrubbery?
What is your favorite color?

She has several responses to What is your favorite color so, you might have to try it several times.

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7 Kris H February 11, 2016 at 5:33 pm

Alexa, are you skynet?

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8 dave September 17, 2015 at 5:49 pm

How do I change Alexa to Computer so I can live out the fantasy of being in Star Trek?

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DIY Project Help Tips 9 DIY Project Help Tips September 17, 2015 at 10:15 pm

Dave,
To Star Trek your Alexa and make her work on your computer, simply paste http://echo.amazon.com into your browser and control Alexa from your computer or laptop!
-RR

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10 Timothy September 3, 2015 at 5:58 pm

I just bought an Amazon echo, i try to tell it to add things to my shopping list but it always says it did not understand my command. Is there something I’m missing or doing wrong?

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DIY Project Help Tips 11 DIY Project Help Tips September 3, 2015 at 7:02 pm

Timothy,
If you are adding something to your shopping list by commanding Echo verbally, (for example napkins) you need to say, “Alexa…. Add Napkins To My Shopping List” OR “Alexa…. Shopping List….. Napkins”. If Alexa does not understand, get the app for your phone or use your computer browser (http://echo.amazon.com) and go to the very bottom of all the settings on the left. You will see “Voice Training”. Click it and let Alexa learn your voice. You can also add anything to your shopping list using the app.
-RR

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