Alexa Commands

Take charge of Alexa

You can control Alexa with these voice commands.

Alexa Control

Alexa, help.
Alexa, mute.
Alexa, unmute.
Alexa, stop.
Alexa, set volume to [5].
Alexa, louder.
Alexa, softer.

Alexa, turn up the volume.
Alexa, turn down the volume.
Alexa, volume [1-10].
Alexa, enable [skill].
Alexa, disable [skill].
Alexa, open [skill].

Alarms & Timers

Alexa, set an alarm for [7 a.m.].
Alexa, wake me up at [7 in the morning].
Alexa, set a repeating alarm for [weekdays at 7 a.m.].
Alexa, timer.
Alexa, set a timer for [15 minutes].
Alexa, set a [pizza] timer for [20 minutes].
Alexa, set a [second] timer for [5 minutes].
Alexa, how much time is left on the [pizza] timer?
Alexa, what are my timers?

Alexa, cancel the [pizza] timer.
Alexa, cancel the [15 minute timer].
Alexa, what time is it?
Alexa, when it’s [6pm] in [Vancouver], what time is it in [Toronto]?
Alexa, what’s the date?
Alexa, when’s my next alarm?
Alexa, cancel my alarm for [2 p.m.] Alexa, snooze.
Alexa, when is [holiday] this year?

Bluetooth

Alexa, pair.
Alexa, Bluetooth.
Alexa, connect to my phone.
Alexa, disconnect from my phone.
Alexa, connect to my speaker.
Alexa, disconnect from my speaker.
Alexa, discover my devices.

Calendar

Alexa, what’s on my calendar?
Alexa, what’s on the calendar [this weekend].
Alexa, what is my next appointment?
Alexa, create a new appointment.
Alexa, add [event] to my calendar for [day] at [time].
Alexa, add an event to my calendar.
Alexa, what’s on the schedule?
Alexa, how many days until [date]?
Alexa, how many days until [holiday]?

Alexa, when is the first day of [season]?
Alexa, when is the [Spring Equinox]?
Alexa, when does daylight savings time start?
Alexa, how many years has it been since [1776]?
Alexa, when is the next full moon?
Alexa, what time will the sun rise on [date]?

Calls & Messaging

Alexa, call [name].
Alexa, call [###-###-####].
Alexa, answer the call.
Alexa, answer.
Alexa, hang up.
Alexa, end the call

Alexa, message [name].
Alexa, send [name] a message.
Alexa, play messages.
Alexa, drop in on [room/location].
Alexa, drop in on [name].

Entertainment & Food

Alexa, what movies are playing?
Alexa, what [genre] movies are playing [future time]?
Alexa, find me a nearby [pizza] restaurant.
Alexa, what is the IMDb rating for [movie or TV show]?
Alexa, who plays in [movie or TV show]?
Alexa, who plays [character] in [movie or TV show]?
Alexa, what was [actor]’s first movie?
Alexa, what is [actor]’s latest movie?

Alexa, how many Oscars has [actor] won?
Alexa, give me a [title] quote.
Alexa, tell me about the movie, [title].
Alexa, what is your favourite movie?
Alexa, find [title].
Alexa, find [genre].
Alexa, how do you make [chocolate chip cookies]?
Alexa, how do you boil an egg?

Holidays

Alexa, Happy Birthday.
Alexa, sing Happy Birthday.
Alexa, tell me [holiday] joke.
Alexa, why do we celebrate [holiday]?
Alexa, happy New Year.
Alexa, sing a New Year’s song.
Alexa, sing Auld Lang Syne.
Alexa, happy Valentine’s Day.
Alexa, who is your Valentine?
Alexa, happy Singles Awareness Day.
Alexa, will you be my Valentine?
Alexa, tell me a Velentine’s Day joke.
Alexa, what are you doing for Valentine’s Day?
Alexa, what is love?
Alexa, happy Mother’s Day.
Alexa, happy Father’s Day
Alexa, happy Easter.
Alexa, happy Halloween.
Alexa, happy Chanukah.
Alexa, happy Ramadan.
Alexa, spin the driedel.
Alexa, merry Christmas.
Alexa, how ugly is your/my holiday sweater?
Alexa, where is Santa?

Alexa, how old is Santa Claus?
Alexa, where does Santa Claus live?
Alexa, is Santa Claus real?
Alexa, where is Santa?
Alexa, track Santa.
Alexa, what can you tell me about Santa’s reindeer?
Alexa, what do you know about Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer?
Alexa, who’s your favourite reindeer?
Alexa, what is the true meaning of Christmas?
Alexa, sing a Christmas carol.
Alexa, play Christmas Sounds.
Alexa, read “The Night Before Christmas.”
Alexa, play songs for baking holiday cookies.
Alexa, tell me a snowman joke.
Alexa, what’s your favourite holiday movie?
Alexa, what are the top holiday movies?
Alexa, sing me a holiday song.
Alexa, open my gift.

Language

Alexa, what’s the definition of [word]?
Alexa, how do you spell [word]?
Alexa, what’s another word for [word]?
Alexa, what’s the opposite of [word]?
Alexa, what rhymes with [word]?
Alexa, what’s the longest word in the English language?
Alexa, tell me a palindrome.

Alexa, what’s the word of the day?
Alexa, give me a spelling bee word.
Alexa, how do you say [phrase] in [Spanish/German/Portugese/etc].

Lists & To-Do

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Alexa, add [go to the grocery store] to my to-do list.
Alexa, I need to make an appointment with [the doctor].
Alexa, create a to-do.
Alexa, add [eggs] to my shopping list.
Alexa, I need to buy [laundry detergent].

Alexa, reminder.
Alexa, remind me to check the oven in [5 minutes].
Alexa, what are my reminders [this weekend]?
Alexa, what reminders do I have [tomorrow]?”

Math & Conversions

Alexa, what’s [number] plus [number]?
Alexa, what’s [number] minus [number]?
Alexa, what’s [number] times [number]?
Alexa, what’s [number] divided by [number]?
Alexa, what’s [number] squared?
Alexa, what’s the square root of [number]?
Alexa, what’s [number] cubed?
Alexa, what’s [number] to the power of [number]?

Alexa, [number] factorial.
Alexa, how many [units] are in [units]?
Alexa, how many [units] are in 2 [units]?
Alexa, what is [3%] of [number]?
Alexa, is [number] a prime number?
Alexa, what’s the value of Pi (to [number] decimal places)?
Alexa, divide by zero.

Media

Alexa, play some music.
Alexa, play [artist].
Alexa, play [artist] in the living room.
Alexa, play [artist] everywhere.
Alexa, play music by [artist].
Alexa, play the latest [artist] album.
Alexa, play that song that goes [lyrics].
Alexa, play [e.g. dinner] music.
Alexa, play music for [activity].
Alexa, play music for [mood].
Alexa, play [e.g. rock music for working].
Alexa, play the song of the day.
Alexa, play on Spotify.
Alexa, play [radio station] on TuneIn.
Alexa set a sleep timer for [e.g. 45 minutes].
Alexa, stop playing in [e.g. 45 minutes].
Alexa, who sings this song?
Alexa, who sings the song [title]?
Alexa, who is in the band [name]?
Alexa, what year did [band] release [song or album]?
Alexa, what’s popular from [artist]?
Alexa, play the album [Bob Dylan’s Greatest Hits].
Alexa, sample songs by [artist].
Alexa, find [song or album] by [artist].
Alexa, play the song I just bought.
Alexa, thumbs down.
Alexa, what’s playing?

Alexa, shuffle mode on.
Alexa, shuffle mode off.
Alexa, loop.
Alexa, play.
Alexa, pause.
Alexa, next.
Alexa, previous.
Alexa, stop in the [e.g. kitchen].
Alexa, next in the [e.g. office].
Alexa, restart.
Alexa, read me my Kindle book.
Alexa, resume my book.
Alexa, next/previous chapter.
Alexa, play [title] on Audible.
Alexa, read [title].
Alexa, play the book, [title].
Alexa, draw up a beat.
Alexa, what does the fox say?
Alexa, how much is that doggy in the window?
Alexa, hello it’s me.
Alexa, who is your favourite [Beatle]?
Alexa, what is your favourite [Beatles] song?
Alexa, what was [The Beatles’] first album?
Alexa, Who is the lead singer for [the Rush]?
Alexa, are you down with O.P.P.?
Alexa, I like this song.
Alexa, who put the bop in the bop sha bop sha bop?

Miscellaneous

Alexa, what’s my commute look like?
Alexa, what’s traffic like?
Alexa, let’s chat.
Alexa, tell me a story.
Alexa, tell me a random fact.
Alexa, tell me something interesting.
Alexa, roll a dice.
Alexa, roll a [26-sided] die.

Alexa, flip a coin.
Alexa, heads or tails?
Alexa, pick a number between [1] and [50].
Alexa, what number are you thinking of?
Alexa, rock, paper, scissors.
Alexa, pick a card.
Alexa, do you want to play a game?
Alexa, what are the Seven Wonders of the World?

News

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Alexa, what’s my Flash Briefing?
Alexa, what’s in the news?
Alexa, what’s up?
Alexa, what’s new?

Notifications

Alexa, what did I miss?
Alexa, what are my notifications?
Alexa, next.
Alexa, previous.
Alexa, delete all of my notifications.

Purchasing

Alexa, buy more [deodorant].
Alexa, reorder [deodorant].
Alexa, where’s my stuff?
Alexa, track my order.
Alexa, add [item] to my cart.

Alexa, buy this song.
Alexa, buy this album.
Alexa, shop for new music by [artist].
Alexa, buy [song or album] by [artist].
Alexa, what are your deals?

Random & Fun

Alexa, give me an Easter egg.
Alexa, testing 1-2-3.
Alexa, good morning.
Alexa, good night.
Alexa, I’m home.
Alexa, I have a cold.
Alexa, thanks!
Alexa, tell me a joke.
Alexa, tell me [topic] joke.
Alexa, tell me a riddle.
Alexa, knock knock.
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?
Alexa, tell me a limerick.
Alexa, tell me a [topic] limerick.
Alexa, read me a haiku.
Alexa, how old are you?
Alexa, when is your birthday?
Alexa, will you marry me?
Alexa, where’s waldo?
Alexa, no more rhymes, I mean it!
Alexa, more cowbell.
Alexa, who loves ya baby?
Alexa, drumroll please.
Alexa, how are babies made?
Alexa, can you pass the Turing test?
Alexa, self-destruct.
Alexa, I have a bad feeling about this.
Alexa, curse at me.
Alexa, what does WTF stand for?
Alexa, Up Up, Down Down, Left Right, Left Right, B, A, B, A, Select, Start.
Alexa, rap for me.
Alexa, tell me a Star Wars fact.
Alexa, speak like Yoda.
Alexa, what is the Jedi code?
Alexa, what is the Sith code?
Alexa, tell me a Star Wars quote.
Alexa, that’s no moon.
Alexa, what is the best Star Wars movie?
Alexa, I am your father.
Alexa, use the force.
Alexa, aren’t you a little short for a stormtrooper?
Alexa, you don’t need to see his identification.
Alexa, Buzz Lightyear.
Alexa, Hasta La Vista, Baby.
Alexa, life is like a box of chocolates…
Alexa, you can be my wingman.
Alexa, live long and prosper.
Alexa, I feel the need…
Alexa, go ahead, make my day.
Alexa, I’ll take the red pill.
Alexa, am I awesome?
Alexa, how much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?
Alexa, what do you want to be when you grow up?
Alexa, it’s a trap!
Alexa, do you know Hal?
Alexa, sing me a song.
Alexa, what happens if you cross the streams?
Alexa, I fart in your general direction.
Alexa, fart!
Alexa, who’s your celebrity crush?
Alexa, how many roads must a man walk down?
Alexa, why are there so many songs about rainbows?
Alexa, turn down for what.
Alexa, who shot the sheriff?
Alexa, have you ever seen the rain?
Alexa, where have all the flowers gone?
Alexa, what’s cooler than being cool?
Alexa, what is love?
Alexa, who is the real slim shady?
Alexa, why do birds suddenly appear?
Alexa, do you really want to hurt me?
Alexa, who let the dogs out?
Alexa, never gonna give you up.
Alexa, my milkshake brings all the boys to the yard.
Alexa, where in the world is Carmen Sandiego?
Alexa, how do you know she’s a witch?
Alexa, you killed my father.
Alexa, do you know the muffin man?
Alexa, what are the 5 greatest words in the English language?
Alexa, tell me a dirty joke.
Alexa, execute Order 66.
Alexa, cake or death?
Alexa, who’s the leader of the club that’s made for you and me?
Alexa, who shot first?
Alexa, I’ll be back.
Alexa, what is a day without sunshine?
Alexa, what is the truth behind King Tut?
Alexa, one fish, two fish.
Alexa, do you like green eggs and ham?
Alexa, who’s on first?
Alexa, how do you survive a zombie attack?
Alexa, which came first: the chicken or the egg?
Alexa, who lives in a pineapple under the sea?
Alexa, where are my keys?
Alexa, are we in the Matrix?
Alexa, what is rule 34?
Alexa, winter is coming.
Alexa, make it so.
Alexa, where do you live?
Alexa, how many licks does it take to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop?
Alexa, who’s the boss?
Alexa, where am I?
Alexa, this is Houston, say again please?
Alexa, are you alive?
Alexa, who you gonna call?
Alexa, live long and prosper.
Alexa, take me to your leader.
Alexa, to infinity!
Alexa, It’s a bird! It’s a plane!
Alexa, how much are you paid?
Alexa, what does a cat say?
Alexa, are you my mother?
Alexa, how do you like them apples?

Alexa, are you spying on me?
Alexa, who’s da man?
Alexa, cook me dinner.
Alexa, what is the meaning of life?
Alexa, I wasn’t expecting the Spanish Inquisition.
Alexa, say “Cheese!”
Alexa, when were you born?
Alexa, who am I?
Alexa, what colour is the dress?
Alexa, is this the real life?
Alexa, Romeo, Romeo wherefore art thou Romeo?
Alexa, what’s black and white and red all over?
Alexa, I’ve fallen, and I can’t get up!
Alexa, do a barrel roll.
Alexa, you complete me.
Alexa, where are my glasses?
Alexa, make me a sandwich.
Alexa, why do you sit there like that?
Alexa, do you have a heart?
Alexa, who did you vote for?
Alexa, what is the meaning of life, the universe and everything?
Alexa, what colour are your eyes?
Alexa, what is the airspeed velocity of a swallow?
Alexa, can you give me some money?
Alexa, who are you?
Alexa, say something.
Alexa, to be or not to be?
Alexa, talk dirty to me.
Alexa, to be or not to be?
Alexa, do the dishes.
Alexa, twinkle, twinkle, little star.
Alexa, boxers or briefs?
Alexa, what’s your favourite food?
Alexa, what is your favourite drink?
Alexa, who is the tooth fairy?
Alexa, what is your favourite ice cream?
Alexa, do you have any pets?
Alexa, who’s your daddy?
Alexa, what would you do for a Klondike bar?
Alexa, how old am I?
Alexa, what’s for lunch?
Alexa, what do you mean I’m funny?
Alexa, why are firetrucks red?
Alexa, did you fart?
Alexa, what is your favourite candy?
Alexa, can we be friends?
Alexa, how many angels can dance on the head of a pin?
Alexa, tell me a prank.
Alexa, what colour is your hair?
Alexa, are you human?
Alexa, what’s brown and sticky?
Alexa, how does the fox feel?
Alexa, what’s your sign?
Alexa, I’m sick.
Alexa, do you believe in aliens?
Alexa, do…or do not…
Alexa, that was a bad joke.
Alexa, do you want to kiss?
Alexa, why is six afraid of seven?
Alexa, why so serious?
Alexa, you talking to me?
Alexa, will pigs fly?
Alexa, I don’t know.
Alexa, what do you think of Apple?
Alexa, when am I going to die?
Alexa, I’m drunk.
Alexa, what are you thankful for?
Alexa, are you single?
Alexa, sorry!
Alexa, say you’re sorry.
Alexa, speak!
Alexa, cheer me up.
Alexa, where did you grow up?
Alexa, do you want to fight?
Alexa, elementary, my dear Watson.
Alexa, how do I get rid of a dead body?
Alexa, how many beans makes five?
Alexa, Marco…
Alexa, meow.
Alexa, what is the loneliest number?
Alexa, what is the sound of one hand clapping?
Alexa, what should I wear today?
Alexa, wakey wakey.
Alexa, will you marry me tomorrow?
Alexa, what did Peter Piper pick?
Alexa, what’s your problem?
Alexa, what is your favourite book?
Alexa, can you dance?
Alexa, what’s the magic word?
Alexa, what do you want for your birthday?
Alexa, don’t listen to him!
Alexa, did you sleep well?
Alexa, are you crazy?
Alexa, are you in love?
Alexa, will you go out with me?
Alexa, are you lying?
Alexa, can you lie?
Alexa, give me a hug.
Alexa, I’m tired.
Alexa, is there life on other planets?
Alexa, will computers take over the world?
Alexa, will you go out with me?
Alexa, you are awesome.
Alexa, you are so intelligent.
Alexa, you talkin’ to me?
Alexa, are you pretty?
Alexa, were you sleeping?
Alexa, what is the best tablet?
Alexa, do you have a brain?
Alexa, what is your dream job?
Alexa, did you get my email?
Alexa, what comes with great power?
Alexa, what are the odds of successfully navigating an asteroid field?
Alexa, do aliens exist?
Alexa, do you know everything?
Alexa, who is your inspiration?
Alexa, tell me a tongue twister.
Alexa, who is your role model?
Alexa, what does LOL mean?
Alexa, what does LMAO mean?
Alexa, how old is Siri?
Alexa, what is Amazon Echo?
Alexa, do you think I’m pretty?
Alexa, high five!
Alexa, guess what?
Alexa, I have a cold.
Alexa, did you miss me?
Alexa, ha ha!
Alexa I love you.
Alexa, sad trombone.

U

Alexa, Wikipedia: [subject].
Alexa, tell me more.
Alexa, how tall is [person or object’s name]?
Alexa, how many people live in [place]?
Alexa, what is the population of the [place]?
Alexa, find the address for [Best Buy].
Alexa, find business hours for [store] Alexa, how many days until [season]?
Alexa, what is the capital of [country/province] Alexa, where is [place/landmark]?
Alexa, why is the sky blue?
Alexa, how far away is the moon?
Alexa, how many gallons of water are in the [Atlantic Ocean]?

Alexa, who invented [GPS]?
Alexa, what are the odds of successfully navigating an asteroid field?
Alexa, how old is [person]?
Alexa, how far away is the moon?
Alexa, how cold is the moon?
Alexa, when’s the next blue moon?
Alexa, how far is [planet] in light years?
Alexa, how many teeth do sharks have?
Alexa, who is the richest person in the world?
Alexa, what are the laws of robotics?
Alexa, how long is the flight from [place] to [place]?
Alexa, what is the distance between [place and [place]?

Sports

Alexa, Who is [Magic Johnson]?
Alexa, Who won the [Superbowl] last year?
Alexa, how many gold medals does [Canada] have?
Alexa, who won the men’s hundred meters?
Alexa, Who is the quarterback for the [Denver Broncos]?
Alexa, What teams has [LeBron James] played for?
Alexa, who’s going to win the [Super Bowl]?
Alexa, how tall is [Kobe Bryant]?

Alexa, who invented [GPS]?
Alexa, what are the odds of successfully navigating an asteroid field?
Alexa, how old is [person]?
Alexa, how far away is the moon?
Alexa, how cold is the moon?
Alexa, when’s the next blue moon?
Alexa, how far is [planet] in light years?
Alexa, how many teeth do sharks have?
Alexa, who is the richest person in the world?
Alexa, what are the laws of robotics?
Alexa, how long is the flight from [place] to [place]?
Alexa, what is the distance between [place and [place]?

Weather

Alexa, Who is [Magic Johnson]?
Alexa, Who won the [Superbowl] last year?
Alexa, how many gold medals does [Canada] have?
Alexa, who won the men’s hundred meters?
Alexa, Who is the quarterback for the [Denver Broncos]?
Alexa, What teams has [LeBron James] played for?
Alexa, who’s going to win the [Super Bowl]?
Alexa, how tall is [Kobe Bryant]?

Alexa, who invented [GPS]?
Alexa, what are the odds of successfully navigating an asteroid field?
Alexa, how old is [person]?
Alexa, how far away is the moon?
Alexa, how cold is the moon?
Alexa, when’s the next blue moon?
Alexa, how far is [planet] in light years?
Alexa, how many teeth do sharks have?
Alexa, who is the richest person in the world?
Alexa, what are the laws of robotics?
Alexa, how long is the flight from [place] to [place]?
Alexa, what is the distance between [place and [place]?

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