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.
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, volume six. (0-10)
Alexa, turn it down.
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)
Alexa, what’s playing?
Alexa, turn it up.
Alexa, volume 6.
Alexa, stop the music.
Alexa, next song.
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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Alexa, how is traffic?
Alexa, what’s my commute?
Alexa, what’s traffic like right now?
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, 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, 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.
Alexa, switch accounts.
Alexa, which profile is this?
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.
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.
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.
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, 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, 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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