Complete List of Alexa Commands for Amazon Echo

Your interaction with smart speakers takes you through different conditions in a day. From dawn to dusk, you want to assign so many tasks to Amazon Echo, Tab, Dot, or Amazon Fire TV. Without having a complete list of Amazon Alexa commands, you may find it difficult to deal with the voice assistant.

This list of Alexa voice commands for Amazon Echo and Echo Dot includes many situations you might experience in your personal and professional life. We have ensured that the list has almost all commands you need to interact with Echo. You may also find some hidden features and jokes you kids would love to enjoy.

Full List of Amazon Alexa Commands for Echo and Echo Dot

To wake up Alexa, you need to utter a word ‘Alexa’ and then send your command; this wake word can be changed if you are using a different speaker – Amazon, Echo, or Dot. You can change this wake word while using Amazon Alexa mobile app or using the web address: echo.amazon.com.

We will start with some basic commands you can perform on your Amazon Echo.

Basic Amazon Alexa Commands for Amazon Echo

Ask for help: “Alexa, help.”
Mute or unmute: “Alexa, mute” or, “Alexa, unmute.”
Stop or pause: “Alexa, stop” or, “Alexa, shut up.”
Change volume: “Alexa, set volume to 6,” “Alexa, louder” or, “Alexa, turn up/down the volume.”

Amazon Alexa Commands to Control Media

Play music: “Alexa, play some music.”
Queue specific song or artist: “Alexa, play music by [artist].”
Play a song based on context: “Alexa, play the latest Hardwired… to Self-Destruct album” or, “Alexa, play that song that goes “Nice to meet you, where you been.”
Play Spotify music: “Alexa, play on Spotify.”
Play Pandora station: “Alexa, play [artist] station on Pandora.”
Play a radio station: “Alexa, play [radio station] on TuneIn.”
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.”
Skip audiobook chapters: “Alexa, next chapter” or, “Alexa, previous chapter.”
Listen to Alexa read you a 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?”
Music controls: “Alexa, play” or, “Alexa, next.”
Restart song: “Alexa, restart.”
Add a song to your 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.”

Amazon Alexa Commands to Set Time and Date

Set an alarm: “Alexa, set an alarm for 6 a.m.” or, “Alexa, wake me up at 6 in the morning.”
Set a repeating alarm: “Alexa, set a repeating alarm for weekdays at 6 a.m.”
Set a timer: “Alexa, set a timer for 25 minutes.”
Set multiple timers: “Alexa, set a second timer for 10 minutes.”
Check timer status: “Alexa, how much time is left on my timer?”
Ask the time: “Alexa, what time is it?”
Ask the date: “Alexa, what’s the date?”
Ask when the next alarm is: “Alexa, when’s my next alarm?”
Cancel an alarm: “Alexa, cancel my alarm for 3 p.m.”
Snooze alarm: “Alexa, snooze.”
Check dates: “Alexa, when is [holiday] this year?”

Amazon Alexa Commands for To-do and Shopping Lists

Add task to to-do list: “Alexa, add ‘go to the grocery store’ to my to-do list” or, “Alexa, I need to make an appointment with the cardiologist.”
Create a new to-do item: “Alexa, create a to-do.”
Check calendar events: “Alexa, what’s on my calendar for tomorrow?”
Add an event to a calendar: “Alexa, add [event] to my calendar for [day] at [time]” or, “Alexa, add an event to my calendar.”
Create a shopping list: “Alexa, add croissants to my shopping list” or, “Alexa, I need to buy laundry detergent.”
Check your shopping list: “Alexa, what’s on my shopping list?”

Amazon Alexa Commands to Know News & Weather

Ask for your Flash Briefing: “Alexa, what’s my Flash Briefing?”
Check headlines: “Alexa, what’s in the news?”
Check weather: “Alexa, what’s the weather like?” or, “Alexa, will it rain today?” or even “Alexa, will I need an umbrella today?”
Get a weather forecast: “Alexa, what’s the weather going to be like this weekend?
Get traffic information: “Alexa, what’s my commute look like?” or, “Alexa, what’s traffic like?”

Amazon Alexa Commands for Entertainment and Food

Find movies in nearby theaters: “Alexa, what movies are playing?” or, “Alexa, what action movies are playing tonight?”
Get information on movies playing: “Alexa, tell me about the movie [title].”
Discover nearby restaurants: “Alexa, find me a nearby chinese restaurant.”
Get operating hours or a phone number for local businesses: “Alexa, find the address for Well Fargo” or, “Alexa, find business hours for Walmart.”
Get IMDb rating: “Alexa, what is the IMDb rating for [movie or TV show]?”
Get casting for a movie or show: “Alexa, who plays in [movie or TV show]?”
Find out who an actor is: “Alexa, who plays [character] in [movie or TV show]?”
Find an actor’s latest work: “Alexa, what is [actor]’s latest movie?”
Find out who sings a particular song: “Who sings the song [title]?”
Get the names of band members: “Who is in the band [name]?”
Get album information: “What year did [band] release [song or album]?”
Find popular music from an artist: “Alexa, what’s popular from [artist]?”
Sample music from an artist: “Alexa, sample songs by [artist].”
Find a particular album or song: “Alexa, find [song or album] by [artist].”

Amazon Alexa Commands for Basic Math

Convert units: “Alexa, how many [units] are in [units]?”
Convert units: “Alexa, how many [units] are in 2 [units]?”
Basic math: “Alexa, what’s 5 plus 7?” or, “Alexa, what’s 56 times 33?”

Amazon Alexa Commands for Advanced Math

“Alexa, 60 factorial.” (Note: Alexa will list numbers you didn’t know existed for about a minute.)

Amazon Alexa Commands for Definition and Spelling

Get the definition of a word: “Alexa, what’s the definition of [pusillanimous]?”
Get the spelling of a word: “Alexa, how do you spell [miscellaneous]?”

Amazon Alexa Commands for Sports

Check the results of a finished game: “Alexa, what was the score of the [team] game?”
Ask if a team won: “Alexa, did the [team] win?”
Ask when the next game is scheduled: “Alexa, when do the [team] play next?”
Find out the results of your favorite teams: “Alexa, give me my Sports Update.”
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.”

Amazon Alexa Commands for Purchasing

Reorder essentials from Amazon: “Alexa, buy more deodorant” or, “Alexa, reorder deodorant.”
Track packages from Amazon: “Alexa, where’s my stuff?” or, “Alexa, track my order.”
Order an Amazon Alexa device: “Alexa, order an Echo,” “Alexa, order an Echo Dot,” or, “Alexa, order an Amazon Tap.”
Add an item to your cart: “Alexa, add garbage bags to my cart.”
Order an Uber or Lyft with their skills: “Alexa, ask Uber to request a ride” or, “Alexa, ask Lyft for a ride.”
While listening to music in Amazon Music: “Alexa, buy this song” or, “Alexa, buy this album.”
Find new music to purchase: “Alexa, shop for new music by [artist].”
Purchase a song or album from an artist: “Alexa, buy [song or album] by [artist].”
Ask about deals: “Alexa, what are your deals?”

Amazon Alexa Commands for Voicecast

Send current listening to a Fire tablet: “Alexa, send that to my Fire tablet.”
Send to a different profile’s Fire tablet: “Alexa, show this on [name]’s Fire tablet.”

Amazon Alexa Commands to Configure Smart Home Platforms

You can configure Alexa with many smart home platforms like SmartThings, Wink, Insteon, Lutron, Belkin WeMo, Philips Hue and others.

Turn lights on or off: “Alexa, turn on the lights” or, “Alexa, turn off the living room lights.”
Dim the lights: “Alexa, dim the lights to 45 percent.”
Adjust temperature: “Alexa, raise the temperature 2 degree.”
Set temperature: “Alexa, set the temperature to 62.”
Lock your doors: “Alexa, lock my back door.”
Close your garage door: “Alexa, ask Garageio to close my garage.”
Discover smart home devices: “Alexa, discover my devices.”
Pair a Bluetooth device: “Alexa, pair” or, “Alexa, Bluetooth.”
Connect to a Bluetooth device: “Alexa, connect to my phone.”
Disconnect from a a Bluetooth device: “Alexa, disconnect from my phone.”
Use IFTTT recipes: “Alexa, trigger [IFTTT recipe].”
Activate a scene (limited to Control4, Insteon, Lutron Caséta Wireless, Philips Hue, SmartThings and Wink): “Alexa, turn on Movie Time” or, “Alexa, turn on Bedtime.”
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.”
Locate 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.”

Amazon Alexa Commands for Profiles and User Accounts

Switch profiles: “Alexa, switch accounts.”
Check which profile is active: “Alexa, which profile is this?”

Amazon Alexa Commands for Skills

Enable skills: “Alexa, enable Jeopardy!”
Disable skills: “Alexa, disable Domino’s.”

Amazon Alexa Commands for Search

Get Wikipedia information: “Alexa, Wikipedia: [subject].”
Tell Alexa to continue reading a Wikipedia entry: “Alexa, tell me more.”
Ask a general question: “Alexa, how tall is [person or object’s name]?”
Ask a general question: “Alexa, how many people live in the USA?”
Get a “Game of Thrones” quote: “Alexa, give me a ‘Game of Thrones’ quote.”

Also Read: How to Convert your Android Phone or iPhone into Amazon Echo

Amazon Alexa Commands for Miscellaneous Things and Jokes

Alexa has countless miscellaneous things and jokes to entertain you and your kids. Check out some popular commands that give you unkind or funny replies.

“Alexa, good morning.”
“Alexa, tell me a joke.”
“Alexa, tell me a fact.”
“Alexa, beam me up.”
“Alexa, set phasers to kill.”
“Alexa. Tea. Earl Grey. Hot.”
“Alexa, my name is Inigo Montoya.”
“Alexa, I want the truth.”
“Alexa, party on, Wayne.”
“Alexa, show me the money.”
“Alexa, what’s the first (or second) rule of Fight Club?”
“Alexa, surely you can’t be serious.”
“Alexa, are you SkyNet?”
“Alexa, party time!”
“Alexa, open the pod bay doors.”
“Alexa, when am I going to die?”
“Alexa, what is your quest?”
“Alexa, nice to see you, to see you…”
“Alexa, don’t mention the war.”
“Alexa, this is a dead parrot.”
“Alexa, what is your cunning plan?”

Amazon Alexa Commands for Greetings

Alexa knows how to greet you when you are home. The voice assistant can also comfort you when you are not feeling well. Check following commands.

“Alexa, I’m home.”
“Alexa, I have a cold.” You will hear some comforting words from Alexa.
“Alexa, thanks!” Alexa will respond with ‘You are welcome!’
“Alexa, Happy New Year.”
“Alexa, Happy Birthday.”
“Alexa, sing Happy Birthday.” You can celebrate your kids’ birthday parties by birthday song sung by Alexa.

Alexa Commands for Translation

Alexa can translate sentences from English to other languages; for example, speak “Alexa, translate good morning to Spanish”. Though Alexa doesn’t speak the translation aloud, you can find it in Alexa app.
Similarly, Alexa can translation sentences from other languages to English. “Alexa, translate hola to English”. Here again, you will find the answer in Alexa app.

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Make the most of Alexa

With so many Amazon echo commands at your disposal, you can surely make your life easy and comfortable with Alexa. Which Alexa voice commands for Amazon Echo will you use more?

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