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Amazon Alexa: the Best voice commands to try on your Echo speaker

Amazon Alexa voice commands

Amazon Alexa: the best voice commands to try on your Echo speaker

Amazon Alexa is a strong alternative to Google Assistant and Siri. We offer a selection to start with the voice assistant, between multimedia, calls, information,  waking program … and a few winks. To discover below! 

The possibilities offered by Amazon Alexa on the Amazon Echo are really numerous, and it takes time to know the right orders. We offer you here a selection among the most useful: alarm clock, multimedia, weather, information … There are of course many others, but we must make a choice and start somewhere. This list below is already a good start.

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Basic commands

  • Amazon Alexa, help
  • Alexa, mute
  • Alexa, un-dumb
  • Alexa, stop
  • Alexa, plus fort
  • Alexa, less strong
  • Alexa put the volume louder
  • Alexa put the volume lower
  • Alexa, volume [1 to 10]
  • Alexa, active [skill]
  • Alexa, disable [skill]
  • Alexa, open [skill]


  • Alexa, what is the definition of [word]?
  • Alexa, how do you spell [word]?
  • Alexa, find me a synonym for [word]
  • Alexa, what is the opposite of [word]?
  • Alexa, what rhymes with [word]?
  • Alexa, what is the longest word in French?
  • Alexa, give me a palindrome


  • Alexa, how much do [number] plus [number]?
  • Alexa, how much do [number] minus [number]?
  • Alexa, how many times [number]?
  • Alexa, how much do [number] divided by [number]?
  • Alexa, how much does [number] squared?
  • Alexa, what is the square root of [number]?
  • Alexa, how much does [number] cube?
  • Alexa, how much does [number] power [number]?
  • Alexa, [name] factories
  • Alexa, how many are there [units] in [number] [unit]
  • Alexa, how much does 3% of [number]
  • Alexa, is [number] a prime number?
  • Alexa, how much is Pi to [number] decimal?
  • Alexa, divided by zero


  • Alexa, what is the weather of the day?
  • Alexa, is it going [raining] [today]?
  • Alexa, is he going [to be nice] [tomorrow]?
  • Alexa, what is the current temperature?
  • Alexa, give me the weather
  • Alexa, am I going to need an umbrella today?
  • Alexa, what’s the weather like this weekend?
  • Alexa, how is the weather in [city]?
  • Alexa, is it going to snow tonight?

Amazon Alexa Alarm clock and timer

  • Alexa put an alarm for [hour]
  • Alexa, wake me up at [AM / PM]
  • Alexa put a recurring alarm for [days of the week] at [time]
  • Alexa, timer
  • Alexa set a timer of [15 minutes]
  • Alexa set a [pizza] timer of [20 minutes]
  • Alexa put a second timer of [5 minutes]
  • Alexa, how much time is left in the [pizza] timer?
  • Alexa, cancel the timer [pizza]
  • Alexa, cancel [the 15-minute timer]
  • Alexa, what are the current timers?
  • Alexa, what’s the next alarm?
  • Alexa, cancel the alarm for [hour]
  • Alexa, snooze
  • Alexa, when are [the holidays] taking place this year?

The calendar

  • Alexa, what’s on my calendar?
  • Alexa, what’s on my calendar [this week]
  • Alexa, what is my next appointment?
  • Alexa, create a new appointment
  • Alexa, add [event] to my calendar on [day] at [time]
  • Alexa, add an event to my calendar
  • Alexa, what’s on the agenda?
  • Alexa, how many days until [date]
  • Alexa, what is the first day of [spring]?
  • Alexa, when is it [the spring equinox]?
  • Alexa, when is the time change?
  • Alexa, how many years since [1992]?
  • Alexa, when is the next full moon?
  • Alexa, what time will the sunrise on [date]


  • Alexa, play the radio [Name of the radio]
  • Alexa launches a music
  • Alexa plays the [artist]
  • Alexa launches a piece of [artist]
  • Alexa plays the last album of [artist]
  • Alexa, play the music that makes [lyrics]
  • Alexa plays music for [activity]
  • Alexa plays music for [emotional state]
  • Alexa, stop the music in [minutes]
  • Alexa, pause
  • Alexa, next
  • Alexa, previous
  • Alexa, activate the random mode
  • Alexa, turn off random mode
  • Alexa, read my Kindle book
  • Alexa, resume reading my book
  • Alexa, next/previous chapter

Calls and messages

  • Alexa, call [name]
  • Alexa, call the [phone number]
  • Alexa, replies
  • Alexa hangs up
  • Alexa, write to [name]
  • Alexa, send a message to [name]
  • Alexa, read the messages

The Bluetooth

  • Alexa connects
  • 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

Winks and unusual

  • Alexa, speak like Yoda
  • Alexa, is this a good scribe situation?
  • Alexa, how’s your stew?
  • Alexa, give me an easter egg
  • Alexa, are you spying on me?
  • Alexa, what is the meaning of life?
  • Alexa, tell me a joke null
  • Alexa, what is the best Star Wars?
  • Alexa, I am your father
  • Alexa, make a rap
  • Alexa, who you gonna call? (Ghostbuster)


  • Alexa, what is the news?
  • Alexa, give me news
  • Alexa, what’s up?
  • Alexa, what’s going on in the world?

Search online

  • Alexa, Wikipedia: [subject]
  • Alexa, tell me more
  • Alexa, how much measure [example: Donald Trump]?
  • Alexa, how many people live [example: New York]?
  • Alexa, what is the population of [example: Gibraltar]?
  • Alexa, find the address of [Carrefour] nearest
  • Alexa, what are the opening hours of [Lidl]
  • Alexa, how many days does it stay before summer?
  • Alexa, what is the capital of [Belgium]?
  • Alexa, where is [Atlantis]?
  • Alexa, why is the sky blue?
  • Alexa, how far is the moon?
  • Alexa, how many liters of water does [the Indian Ocean] contain?
  • Alexa, who invented [beer]?
  • Alexa, what are the chances of crossing an asteroid field?
  • Alexa, how old is [Macron]?
  • Alexa, what is the temperature of the moon?
  • Alexa, how far is [Pluto] in light years?
  • Alexa, how many teeth does a shark have?
  • Alexa, who is the richest in the world?
  • Alexa, what are the laws of robotics?
  • Alexa, how long is the flight between [Berlin] and [Rotterdam]?
  • Alexa, how many kilometers from [Amsterdam] to [Los Angeles]?

The skills game to install absolutely

Besides the default commands, it is possible to install skills. This week we offer a selection of games. Here are some of the best skills to play with Alexa. You can install them directly via the Alexa app or by typing skills on Once activated, to launch them, simply say Alexa, launch [skill name]:

  • Akinator, the genius of the web: this game is about thinking very strongly about a person or event – using a series of questions, Alexa must guess who you are thinking of!
  • Cowboy: Play 2 players cowboys. Compete against friends and family in an unusual duel. At launch, you can say “What are the rules,” or “Play cowboys”
  • Charade Pop: Do you like charades? Every day takes up the challenge of answering a charade about series, movies, fictional characters, and video games!
  • Did you know it or not? : exactly what his name says!
  • Dead or alive: always useful to know if a personality is alive or not.
  • Burger of Death: The famous phrase of the television game Burger Quiz arrives on your speaker. It is a question of testing one’s memory skills with 10 questions sometimes serious sometimes funny, or completely barred!
  • Escape Room:  In this audio escape room, you will have to find a way out of a prison cell or car using only Alexa commands. A must!

That’s it, and it’s not bad! There are of course hundreds of other commands, but you already have something to do with them. If you are missing one that you are used to frequently, do not hesitate to let us know in the comments. Note that we offer here basic commands.

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