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Amazon Echo Tips and Tricks

by Kennedy • 18th July 2019 Add a comment

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The Amazon Echo is a very popular home gadget and many of our customers have one in their home. Our customers often ask us what the Amazon Echo can do other than the features they have seen on TV. So we have composed a list of useful commands and functions that we have come across so far. We have group them into distinctive tasks. Hope you find them useful. So give it a go! Have fun!


Amazon Echo skills, commands and functions


"Alexa, what time is it?"

"Alexa, wake me up at 7:30 am."

"Alexa, set timer for 5 minutes."

"Alexa, how much time is left on my timer?"

“Alexa, what time is New Delhi”



"Alexa, what's the weather like in [your city + state]."

“Alexa, will I need an umbrella today?”

“Alexa, what's the phase of the moon?”

“Alexa, when is autumn?”



"Alexa, what's new?"

"Alexa, read me the news."

"Alexa who won the Wimbledon this year"


Unit conversions

"Alexa, how many [units] are in [units]?" e.g. "Alexa, how many pounds are in a kilo?”



"Alexa, how to spell…."

or ”Alexa, how do you spell..."

or “Alexa Open Word Nerd”


Doing maths

"Alexa, what's 7 plus 9?” or, "Alexa, what's 123 times 321?”

"Alexa, 60 factorial." (Warning: Alexa will list numbers you didn't know existed for about a minute.)


Getting help

"Alexa, help."

"Alexa, What new feature do you have?"


The Amazon Echo Family

The Amazon Echo family


Volume control

"Alexa, turn it down." or "Alexa, softer."

"Alexa, turn it up." or "Alexa, louder."

"Alexa, volume 3.” (Choose between 0-10)


Play music

"Alexa, play some jazz [or your genre/artist of choice]."

"Alexa, set a sleep timer for [X] minutes."

or "Alexa, stop playing in [X] minutes."

"Alexa, pause." or "Alexa, resume."

"Alexa, next song."

"Alexa, loop."

"Alexa, restart. (Restart song or programme)

"Alexa, stop." or "Alexa, cancel." (To stop the programme)


Play radio

“Alexa play BBC Radio 4 from Tune in”

"Alexa play In our Time from Tune in" (Play a BBC radio 4 programmes)

"Alexa, what's playing?" (Song or programme information)

"Alexa, next." (Next episode)

"Alexa, stop." or "Alexa, cancel." (To stop the programme)


General Knowledge

"Alexa, what's the definition of [word]?" (Get the definition of a word)

"Alexa, can you repeat that?" or "Alexa, can you say that again?"

“Alexa what is the highest mountain in the world”

“Alexa, Ask Wiki Brains to tell me about Gravitational waves” or "Alexa, Wikipedia: [subject]." (Get info from Wikipedia).

Tell Alexa to continue reading a Wikipedia entry: "Alexa, tell me more."

“Alexa, open TED talk”

“Alexa, open Space Station”

“Alexa Open Translated”

“Alexa Open Earth Facts”


Local information

"Alexa, find me a nearby pizza restaurant." (Find restaurants)



“Alexa, tell me a riddle”

“Alexa, good morning?”

“Alexa, give me an easter egg (for jokes)”

“Alexa, give me a maths quiz”


To do list and reminders

“Alexa put call xyz on my to-do list."

“Alexa, remind me to…”

“Alexa, what are my reminders”



"Alexa, add yogurt to my shopping list."

"Alexa, where's my stuff?" or "Alexa, track my order."


Other useful features

“Alexa, help me sleep.”









#AmazonEcho #Alexa #digitalskills


Image source: amazon.com


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