Amazon Alexa

Things to Try with Alexa

Looking to take Amazon Alexa for a test drive.  Here are some of the most commands this month.

I’m here to make things easier.

Just ask, “Alexa, tell me a life hack.”


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  • “Alexa, drum roll, please.”
  • “Alexa, how do I say ‘how are you’ in German?”
    You can now ask Alexa to translate words and short phrases from English into a number of supported languages. Learn more.
  • “Alexa, let’s play a game.”
  • “Alexa, who won a Golden Globe?”
  • “Alexa, who’s your favorite actor?”
  • “Alexa, can you play radio stations?”
  • “Alexa, what’s number one in the charts?”
  • “Alexa, how old are you?”
  • “Alexa, what’s the normal blood sugar range?”
  • “Alexa, how much does Jabba the Hutt weigh?”
  • “Alexa, how do I receive calls?”
  • “Alexa, play the new album by Camila Cabello on Amazon Music.”
    Prime members can enjoy this new release through January 25.
  • “Alexa, give me a meal idea.”
  • “Alexa, tell me a ninja joke.”
  • “Alexa, how old is Britney Spears’ first album?”
  • “Alexa, how can I help my child learn today?”
    With the Vroom skill, you can turn everyday moments into brain building activities for kids. Learn more.