A virtual assistant is the new bleeding edge technology that is on trend today. A compact device that looks like a portable speaker but is capable to perform many useful tasks. The two most used virtual home assistant products Google home, Google home mini, Amazon Echo, Amazon Echo Dot.
- 1 Most Useful Amazon Alexa Commands
- 1.1 Alexa Music Commands
- 1.2 Alexa Volume Command
- 1.3 Alexa Spotify Commands
- 1.4 Alexa Pandora Commands
- 1.5 Alexa Weather Commands
- 1.6 Alexa Home Commands
- 1.7 Alexa Local Information Commands
- 1.8 Alexa Clock and calendar and to-do list Commands
- 1.9 Other Alexa Commands
- 1.10 Alexa Funny Commands
- 1.11 Amazon Echo Show Commands
Most Useful Amazon Alexa Commands
Amazon Alexa commands starts with “Alexa” followed by the command. Below is the list of commands you can use in order to control the music playing on Alexa.
Alexa Music Commands
With Amazon Echo you get to experience the ultimate music listening experience with its crisp sound and easy controls. Play music on your TV, or listen directly on Echo device. You can play any track, pause, repeat, shuffle and much more just with the voice commands.
- Alexa, play (song name)
- Alexa, previous song/track.
- Alexa, next song/ track.
- Alexa, skip this song/ track
- Alexa, pause
- Alexa, play the top songs this week
- Alexa, repeat this song
- Alexa, stop the music
- Alexa, resume
- Alexa, play (song name ) in (room name)
- Alexa, pause / stop / resume the music in (room name).
- Alexa, set the volume (0 – 10)
- Alexa, turn up/ turn down volume (room name)
- Alexa, play the next / previous song/track in (room name)
- Alexa, louder / quieter in (room name).
- Alexa, mute/ unmute (room name).
- Alexa, play my playlist (playlist name)
- Alexa, what’s playing?
- Alexa, what’s this song name?
- Alexa, shuffle my new music
- Alexa, add this song to favorites
Alexa Volume Command
- Alexa, set the volume (0 – 10)
Alexa Spotify Commands
To use Spotify with Amazon Alexa, you first need to do some setup.
- Go to Settings on your Amazon Alexa app and then Music & Media option.
- Now tap on default music service and select Spotify.
- Its ready Just Say “Alexa, play Spotify“
Here are some popular Alexa commands for Spotify
- Alexa, Play Spotify
- Alexa, Play Pop
- Alexa, What Song is this ?
- Alexa, play my discover weekly.
- Alexa, Pause
- Alexa, stop
- Alexa, Resume
- Alexa, Mute
- Alexa, Play (song name) on Spotify
- Alexa, Play (artist name) on Spotify
- Alexa, Play (composer) on Spotify
- Alexa, Play (playlist name) on Spotify
- Alexa, Play (genre name) on Spotify
Alexa Pandora Commands
- Play Pandora station: “Alexa, play [artist] station on Pandora.”
- Alexa, play [artist] radio on Pandora
- Create a station: “Alexa, create a [artist] station.”
- Use Thumbs: “ Alexa, Thumb up this song,” or “Alexa, Thumb down this song.”
- Skip songs: “Alexa, skip this song.”
- Control playback: “Alexa, Pause/Stop/Play music.”
- Control volume up or down: “Alexa, volume up,” or “Alexa, volume down.”
- Find out what is playing: “Alexa, what is playing?” or “Alexa, what song is this?”
Alexa Weather Commands
- Alexa, what’s the weather?
- Alexa, how will weather tomorrow?
- Alexa, will it rain tomorrow?
- Alexa, What’s the weather this weekend?
- Alexa, Whats the weather in (city name)
- Alexa, what’s the forecast for this week?
- Alexa, what’s the extended forecast for (city name)?
- Alexa, what will the weather be like in (city name) tomorrow?
Alexa Home Commands
With technology breaching in every area of life, the controls of your home have also gone digital. If you have set your home as smart home by using the avaialble devices, all of these can be controlled with Echo. Connect your smart home devices to Amazon Echo via Wo-Fi and enjoy hands free controls.
- Alexa, turn on the lights
- Alexa, turn on the TV
- Alexa, lock my front door
- Alexa, Bluetooth – this will pair a Bluetooth gadget
- Alexa, raise/ lower the temperature 5 degrees
- Alexa, set the temperature to 75
- Alexa, lock my front door
- Alexa, discover my smart home devices
- Alexa, connect to my phone
Alexa Local Information Commands
Alexa can search the web for you in case you have a query and want to look online.
- Alexa, how is traffic on my commute route
- Alexa, how is traffic today?
- Alexa, what is best pizza restaurant near me?
- Alexa, is the nearby bank open today?
- Alexa, what is the nearby hospital?
- Alexa, tell the showtimes for (movie name)
- Alexa, what are the hours for the grocery store?
- Alexa, is the pharmacy open?
- Alexa, what is the local news?
Alexa Clock and calendar and to-do list Commands
The Alexa is capable tomanage majority of basic tasks your smartphone is capable of. Below are the commands to utilize it.
- Alexa, what is time?
- Alexa, what’s the date?
- Alexa, set an alarm for (time)
- Alexa, snooze/ stop alarm
- Alexa, cancel all alarms
- Alexa, set a timer for 10 minutes
- Alexa, set a repeating alarm for 6 a.m. every day
- Alexa, when’s my next alarm?
- Alexa, what is date today
- Alexa, what date is next Friday?
- Alexa, set a reminder
- Alexa, set a reminder on (date)
- Alexa, create a calendar event
- Alexa, what are my upcoming events
- Alexa, delete all events
- Alexa, add task to my to-do list
- Alexa, whats on my to-do list?
- Alexa, create my shopping list
Other Alexa Commands
Controlling your phone is also an interesting feature that is avaialble on Echo. You can make calls, send text, connect your phone it it via Bluetooth, use calculator on it.
- Alexa, call mom
- Alexa, send a message to Patrick
- Alexa, connect/ disconnect my phone
- Alexa, read my notifications
- Alexa, Add (item name) to my cart
- Alexa, Buy (item name)
- Alexa, what’s the news
- Alexa, whats 1+2
- Alexa, convert 1lb to kilos
- Alexa, what’s the meaning of the word morpheme
Alexa Funny Commands
- Alexa, surprise me
- Alexa, how to make an ice cream cake
- Alexa, how far is moon
- Alexa, give me a tip
- Alexa, what are your new features
The recently released Amazon Echo Show is the upgraded version of Echo and Dot, with all the previous function it also includes a screen to display information. In order to use its unique functions you can use the commands listed here.
Amazon Echo Show Commands
- Alexa, show me time
- Alexa, show my calendar
- Alexa, show calender of this month
- Alexa, show news
- Alexa, show mr movie showtimes of (movie name)
- Alexa, show me the camera of living room
- Alexa, show the trailer for latest movie
- Alexa, show weather
- Alexa, show timer
- Alexa, show weather forcast for this week
- Alexa, play news
- Alexa, show me my to-do list
- Alexa, show shopping list
- Alexa, show my latest events
- Alexa, show photos of Eiphil Tower
- Alexa, show video of cats
The best thing about Amazon virtual assistant Echo is that is supports connectivity to multiple devices. Amazon Fire TV is a media streaming device that worls with your TV. If you are using Amazon fire stick with your TV for media streaming, you can command the Echo to play a particular movie or TV show on your television.
- Alexa, play (movie name) on Fire TV
- Alexa, pause on Fire TV
- Alexa, resume on Fire TV
- Alexa, show me titles with Chaning Tatum on Fire TV
- Alexa, open youtube on Fire TV
- Alexa, increase/ decrease volume on Fire TV
- Alexa, return home
Amazon Echo works great and is a close competitor to Google Home and Home Mini. It is compact and packs tons of feature. The functionality of Echo and Echo Dot is not limited to these commands but it can do more than this. It’s for you to explore the amazing functions of your virtual assistant.