Today we bring you a list of 137 commands for Alexa, a guide with which you will know what kind of questions you can ask your smart speaker in the case that you just give away one and want to try to squeeze it to the fullest. They are all kinds of commands, from the most basic and essential to others a bit more advanced, including other ways of asking the same thing and the occasional Easter egg.
We are going to divide all the content in different sections. We will have one to ask current affairs, and others to schedule alerts and reminders, manage lists, make purchases, local searches or play music and sounds. Then we will finish with a section for general information questions and another one where we will insert the rest of the commands.
News, time and weather information
Let’s start with a series of commands with which you will be able to stay informed. With them you will be able to ask your Amazon Echo for the news of the day, both general and sports, as well as weather or time information.
Alexa, good morning: Gives you good morning, and then shows you all the information of your day that you have set in the routine.
137 commands for Alexa
Alexa, what are the news of the day ?: Launch the news summary, taking the means you have configured in the application.
Alexa, what do you put on TV tonight ?: You can ask about the programming of the television networks.
Alexa, how was Madrid ?: It will tell you the latest results of the team you tell him, as well as the next matches you have.
Alexa, what is the classification of the league ?: It tells you the classification of La Liga, or some other sports competitions
Alexa, what is my sports information: It tells you the results of the teams you set as favorites.
Alexa, put Cadena SER: It tells you the news of the Skill of Cadena SER, or any other that you add a posteriori like that of Xataka Now.
Alexa, what’s the weather ?: It tells you the temperature and the weather it does in your city, and the forecast for the rest of the day.
Alexa, what’s the weather in Madrid ?: It tells you the temperature and the time it takes in the city to tell you, and the forecast for the rest of the day.
Alexa, is it going to rain this weekend ?: You can ask her if it’s going to rain or it’s going to be sunny, and she’ll tell you the answer related to your city.
Alexa, is it going to rain this weekend in Barcelona ?: You can ask if it’s going to rain or it’s going to be sunny in a specific city, and it will tell you the answer.
Alexa, what time will you do in France ?: When you ask about the weather in a country, it will ask you to specify the city, and when you respond, it will tell you.
Alexa, what time is it ?: Tells you the time.
Alexa, what time is it in St. Petersburg ?: It tells you what time it is in the city that you tell her.
Program alarms, reminders and calendars
If your mind could use a little help to remember everything you should, Alexa has alarm systems, reminders and calendars that can help you. And these are precisely the commands that we will teach you in this next section. Yes, because you have even a way to postpone an alarm five more minutes in the morning
Alexa, put an alarm: You start the process of setting the alarm, and Alexa will ask you the time.
Alexa, put an alarm for 7 in the morning: Set an alarm for the next day at the time you say. If it is an alarm in the morning, it will ask you if you also want to put it for the rest of the weekdays.
Alexa, wake me at 8 o’clock in the morning with music: You will set the alarm with music, if you are listening to something you will configure it with music from that artist, using the music service that you have set by default.
Alexa, wake me at 8 o’clock in the morning with music by Queen: You will set the alarm with the music of the artist you specify, using the music service you have set by default.
Alexa, cancel all my alarms: Cancel all the alarms that you have configured.
Alexa, what alarms do I have ?: It tells you the alarms that you have configured.
Alexa, postpone …: You can also postpone alarms to sleep those five minutes more than they feel so good.
Alexa, put a reminder: Start scheduling a reminder. It will ask you first what the reminder is for, and then it will ask you when you want to remember it.
Alexa, remind me to take out the garbage at 9 o’clock at night: Set up a reminder telling you all the information. You can also do it without specifying the time or subject to remember, and Alexa will ask you.
Alexa, tell me my reminders: I will tell you your next reminders.
Alexa, erase reminder: It will erase the reminder you have or ask you which one you want to erase.
Alexa, set a 5-minute timer: Alexa sets a timer, and will notify you when the time you requested has passed.
Alexa, put a 10-minute timer for the pizza: In addition to creating them, you can also name the timers to distinguish them in case you use several.
Alexa, add “dinner with friends” to my calendar: Add the term “dinner with friends” to the calendar, and ask what day and at what time.
Alexa, add an event in my calendar: You start the whole process to add an event to the calendar, and you will be asked the name of the event, the day and the time.
Alexa, add an event tomorrow in my calendar: Add an event the next day or the specific day you say, and you only have to tell the time and the name of the event.
Alexa, what do I have on my calendar ?: Tells you the last four events that you have on your calendar. When finished he asks if you want me to tell you more.
Alexa, what do I have on the calendar today ?: It tells you the events that you have today or the specific day you say in the calendar.
Create and manage your lists
The shopping list, the list of pending tasks, or even the ingredients you need to make that dish that you like so much. Alexa allows you to create and manage your lists directly from the Amazon Echo without having to resort to the application, although all are synchronized with them to be able to consult them from the mobile.
Alexa, add tomatoes to my shopping list: Add the term tomatoes or the one you say to the shopping list, one of which comes preconfigured in Alexa.
Alexa, add watering the plants to my list of tasks: Add the term water the plants or the one you say to the list of tasks, one of which comes preconfigured in Alexa.
Alexa, create a list: You start the process of creating a list, and you will be asked the name and what you want to add.
Alexa, create a list with the name XXXX: Changing XXXX by any term, you will create a list with the name you want.
Alexa, add things in the list XXXX: Changing XXXX by the name of one of your lists, you start the process of adding something to that list. Alexa will ask you what you want to add.
Alexa, add [Element] in the list XXXX: Changing XXXX by the name of one of your lists, add the element that you have said to that specific list.
Alexa, lists: The assistant will tell you which lists you have created.
Alexa, what do I have on my shopping list ?: It tells you the items saved in the shopping list, or that is empty if you have nothing.
Alexa, what do I have on my task list ?: It tells you the items saved in the task list, or that it is empty if you have nothing.
Alexa, which is in the XXXX list: Changing XXXX by the name of a list that you have created, the assistant will tell you what is inside.
Shopping with Alexa
Alexa and Amazon Echo are products of Amazon, one of the largest online stores in the world. Therefore, it is logical to include commands that help you make purchases from the speaker without even having to open your computer or mobile. Be careful, because when you buy from Alexa everything can happen very fast and you can end up buying things without wanting to.
Alexa, I want to buy: It will ask you what you are looking for, and it will tell you the results of the term you say.
Alexa, I need to buy water: It will tell you the first two results that appear on Amazon with the term you said.
Alexa, I want to buy technology: Alexa can also find you types of product.
Alexa, buy Xiaomi A2: If you tell her a specific product, Alexa will search for it so you can buy it.
Alexa, how’s my basket going? It tells you what products you have added in your shopping cart.
Alexa, how’s my purchase going? It will tell you when orders arrive from Amazon, both from your Echo and from the web.
In Alexa you can configure your zip code to be able to perform searches related to places near where you live. For example, you can ask if there are certain establishments nearby or what is on the billboard of the cinemas in your city.
Alexa, what restaurants are around here ?: First search of locals. Starting from the postal code that you have configured, it tells you the most visited nearby restaurants.
Alexa, look for a nearby pharmacy: Second search formula of premises. Starting from the postal code that you have configured, it tells you the nearby pharmacies.
Alexa, where is a post office nearby? Third formula of search of premises. Starting from the postal code you have configured, it tells you the nearby post offices. Try these formulas with other locations such as cinemas, bars, and other types of establishments.
Alexa, recommend me a Chinese restaurant: Based on the postal code that you have configured, it tells you the best rated establishments. You can choose several types of establishments.
Alexa, what is the time of the Prado Museum? Tells you the establishment’s schedule for which you ask.
Alexa, what movies do you have close to me ?: In addition to searching theaters, you can also use this command to know the billboard of the films they put near you.
Alexa, what science fiction movies are there in the movies? You can also search for the billboard movies that are near you by selecting them according to their genre.
Alexa, what movies do you cast tomorrow at the cinema ?: The requests can also be for next days.
Music and audio
Your Amazon Echo does not stop being a speaker, intelligent or not, and that’s why it’s normal that Alexa also has several commands with which to get the most out of this function. It offers several controls with which to play music with different services, but also to listen to the radio, play environmental sounds or even read books.
Alexa, play Beatles music: Start randomly playing songs from the group you tell in Amazon Music or Spotify, the service you have set by default.
Alexa, play Beatles music on Amazon Music: Start randomly playing songs from the group you tell on Amazon Music or Spotify, the service you specify.
Alexa, put rock: If you have Amazon Music as the default service, it will give you a rock music station or the musical genre you request. If you have Spotify, it will search for a playlist with a similar name.
Alexa, play party music: If you have Amazon Music as the default service, it will put you on a party music station. If you have Spotify, it will search for a playlist with a similar name.
Alexa, put Queen: You can ask him for a specific artist, and he will offer you random songs.
Alexa, put the disk DiscName: You can also ask for disc names, and search them in the service you have preconfigured to put it to sound.
Alexa, put Queen’s ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’: You can ask her for specific songs to play.
Alexa, put my playlist of Queen: It puts a playlist you have with the name you say, in this case Queen.
Alexa, what song is this ?: When you’re listening to music, you can also ask for the exact song you’re listening to.
Alexa, next: Go to the next song.
Alexa, previous: Skip to the previous song.
Alexa, put Chain Dial: It puts the radio station that you ask in the service that you have configured to listen to the radio.
Alexa, put ‘The orbit of Endor’: You can also ask him to put your favorite podcast.
Alexa, give me the sound of a storm: If you need soothing sounds like rain or a storm, Alexa can play them too.
Alexa, read the book ‘American Gods’: If you have the book bought for Kindle, Alexa will read it with her robotic voice turning it into an audiobook.
Alexa, for: Playback stops.
Alexa, continues: Playback resumes.
Alexa, turn up the volume: Turn up the speaker volume.
Alexa, lower the volume: Turn down the speaker volume.
General information questions and calculations
Your Amazon Echo with Alexa can also act as an encyclopedia, dictionary or calculator. Therefore, in this section we are going to tell you some of the commands that you can use to ask general information questions, ask you to translate words or phrases and find meaning. You can also do simple and compound mathematical calculations, as well as unit conversions.
Alexa, who is Cervantes ?: You can ask Alexa to inform you about famous people, alive or dead.
Alexa, how old is Penelope Cruz ?: You can ask her about the age of celebrities, and in the answer she will also tell you the date of birth.
Alexa, when did Edgar Alan Poe die ?: You can also ask him for other specific details of known characters.
Alexa, how old is Jordi Hurtado ?: When it comes to asking him about some famous people you can also find some easter eggs like Jordi Hurtado’s.
Alexa, what does Sempiterno mean ?: Alexa can also act as your particular dictionary, telling you the various meanings that the same word can have.
Alexa, how do you say ‘Thank you very much’ in English: You can ask her to translate words into the language you want.
Alexa, when did the man come to the moon ?: You can ask him about the date on which historical events happened.
Alexa, how far is the Moon ?: You can tell distances related to astronomy.
Alexa, how far is Galicia ?: It also tells you the distance by car and straight line of your location, which depends on the postal code you have configured.
Alexa, how many inhabitants does Denmark have ?: You can also ask about various types of data about some countries, such as their population, information about the anthem or the flag.
Alexa, play the anthem of Denmark: You can ask her to make you sing a hymn, and use Amazon Music or Spotify to do it.
Alexa, how high is the Teide ?: You can ask about the height of concrete mountains.
Alexa, how long is the Ebro River ?: You can ask about the length of rivers.
Alexa, what time does the sun rise ?: It tells you the time of sunrise in your area.
Alexa, what time does the sun set ?: Tells you the time of sunset in your area.
Alexa, what is the square root of 99 ?: You can also ask him mathematical operations.
Alexa, how much is three plus seven times two ?: Mathematical questions can also be composed. But be careful because you do not always understand what you want. In the example start by multiplying seven times two and then add three.
Alexa, how many days are left for summer ?: You can ask questions related to the calendar, such as how much is left for the summer, next Christmas or other specific dates or holidays.
Alexa, how many dollars are 20 euros: The assistant of your Amazon Echo can make currency conversions.
Alexa, how many miles are 10 kilometers: And you can also ask her to make conversions in other types of units, such as distance.
Talk to Alexa and take advantage of her functions
And we finish with the last section, in which we will include the rest of the commands that have been left out of the previous sections. This means that in this case you will have a huge variety, with commands ranging from requests for random content to others with games, jokes or ask personal questions to your assistant.
Alexa, what can you do ?: It summarizes things you can ask.
Alexa, surprise me: Perform random actions, such as playing small melodies.
Alexa, hello: Obviously, you can say hello to your assistant.
Alexa, why is your name Alexa ?: Explains where the name Amazon came from decided to put the assistant.
Alexa, how old are you ?: Tells you the years you have, or what is the same, the years since the assistant was launched.
Alexa, tell me something: It tells you a curiosity of general knowledge.
Alexa, tell me something curious: Another command to get a curious anecdote about any topic of general knowledge.
Alexa, how are you ?: She answers you with her mood, and then she tells you a random curiosity.
Alexa, call XXXX: Substituting the XXXX for the name of a contact on your mobile that also has an Amazon Echo.
Alexa, send a message to XXXX: Substituting the XXXX for the name of a contact on your mobile that also has an Amazon Echo.
Alexa, face or cross ?: He says face or cross randomly.
Alexa, roll a dice: It tells you a number from one to six.
Alexa, tell me a number from one to a hundred: It tells you a random number between the amounts you tell it.
Alexa, stone, paper or scissors: randomly tells you stone, paper or scissors.
Alexa, tell me a story: Start to tell you a complete story.
Alexa, tell me the story of Little Red Riding Hood: Tell you a specific story that you ask.
Alexa, tell me a joke: Tell you a random joke.
Alexa, tell me a Chuck Norris joke: You can also ask him jokes about specific themes like Cuck Norris, the curtain opens, Star Wars, Jaimito and more.
Alexa, tell me about soccer: He tells you an anecdote about football.
Alexa, tell me a riddle: Alexa tells you a riddle.
Alexa, sing a song: Sing a short random song.
Alexa, sing a lullaby: Sing a random lullaby.
Alexa, what is your favorite color ?: You can ask her about her favorite color.
Alexa, what’s your favorite singer ?: She talks to you about singers, making reference to details about some of her songs.
Alexa, what is your favorite game? He also answers you in an ingenious way when you ask him about his game, actor and other things.
Alexa, where do you live ?: She tells you she’s here, but her head in the cloud.
Alexa, can you rap ?: You can ask Alexa to rape for you.
Alexa, tell me a movie phrase: It tells you a quote from a random movie.
Alexa, recommend me a Skill: It suggests you try some Skills.
Alexa, open [NameSkill]: Open and start using a Skill that you have installed.
Alexa, let’s play: It proposes you Skills of games.
Alexa, I want to meditate: It offers you a meditation skill.
Alexa, do as if you were a heroine: It describes a little adventure, either being a heroine or a super villain.
Alexa, make me a magic trick: A funny magic trick.
Alexa, maulla: You can ask her to imitate animal sounds
Alexa, silver or lead: You can ask him questions related to movies.
Alexa, my name is Íñigo Montoya: If you tell her about movie dates she can complete them for you.
Alexa, speaks like Yoda: There are also hidden some cinephile petitions in the form of Easter eggs. Can speak Klingon or Yoda.
Alexa, help me cook: Open a cooking skill and help you find a recipe.
Alexa, open My Horoscope: Your daily horoscope is also within reach of your speaker.
Alexa, what do you want to talk about ?: She has come to talk about your book.
Alexa, what is a fistro? : There are also many other questions that are Easter eggs.