Best Alexa voice commands

Manage lists, order purchases, ask him to put on a song, tell him to wake you up the next morning with the song you want, or ask him which Chinese restaurant is closest. Whatever it is, there are many Alexa commands that allow us make the most of the smart speaker And if you have one and you don’t know where to start, we go through everything by categories. Beyond all that we leave you, you can search your own to see what you can think of to entertain yourself by looking for the most “crazy” or funny Alexa commands. Your responses will surprise you.

Alexa Commands - Amazon Echo

Basic and general commands

The basics you will need to control the smart speaker, to speak, increase the volume, lower the volume or open one or another application. Fundamental because they will be the ones you will repeat the most, either because you are telling the news, playing music, etc.

  • Alexa, to
  • Alexa, volume at … (0-10)
  • Alexa, repeat
  • Alexa, turn up the volume
  • Alexa, turn down the volume
  • Alexa, previous
  • Alexa, next (in case of songs or news, for example)
  • Alexa, stop / mute / stop
  • Alexa, restart
  • Alexa, read my notifications / tell me my notifications
  • Alexa, erase everything I said today
  • Alexa, whisper mode (you can speak lower)

General information

You can ask Alexa basic things like what time it is, what the weather is, how much traffic there is, or what the weather will be in the afternoon. The Amazon assistant will answer all your simple questions that may arise at any time of the day.

  • Alexa, what time is it ?: It will tell you the time at any time
  • Alexa, what time is it in New York ?: Let us know the time where you choose
  • Alexa, what’s the weather like ?: It will tell you the temperature of the day and the forecast
  • Alexa, is it going to rain today?
  • Alexa, is it going to rain this Saturday?
  • Alexa, is it going to rain tomorrow in Madrid ?: You can ask him about any city
  • Alexa, how much wind is it?
  • Alexa, when does Real Madrid play ?: It will tell you the time of the next game
  • Alexa, how has Real Sociedad turned out ?: It will tell you the latest results

Searches of places, schedules …

  • Alexa, when does Mercadona open?
  • Alexa, what restaurants are nearby?
  • Alexa, what is the best sushi restaurant?
  • Alexa, what hours does the Pompidou have?
  • Alexa, where is there a pharmacy?
  • Alexa, what’s in the cinema?
  • Alexa, where is a restaurant near me?
  • Alexa, where to eat the best omelette in Barcelona?
  • Alexa, what cartoon movies are there in the cinema?

Alarms and reminders

One of the best or most useful functions is that it is able to notify you whenever you want: either because you have left a sponge cake in the oven and you need an alert in twenty minutes or if you want it to notify you at seven in the afternoon to wake up from your nap that you’re going to sleep on the sofa. You can configure all kinds of alarms and Alexa will notify you.

  • Alexa, set an alarm: Follow the steps to set it
  • Alexa, cancel all alarms: You will delete configured alarms
  • Alexa, wake me up at 7 in the morning
  • Alexa, wake me up at 7 in the morning with music
  • Alexa, wake me up at 7 in the morning with an Iron Maiden song
  • Alexa, postpone the alarm
  • Alexa, turn off the alarm
  • Alexa, wake me up every Monday at seven in the morning
  • Alexa, what alarms do I have?
  • Alexa, put a reminder: You will have to say when and why
  • Alexa, remind me to turn off the oven in seven minutes
  • Alexa, tell me my reminders
  • Alexa, delete reminder: IF there are several, it will ask you which one
  • Alexa put a ten minute timer
  • Alexa, add an event to the calendar: When, what, etc.
  • Alexa, what do I have on the calendar today?

Control and play music

You can configure Amazon Echo so that work with your regular music program. For example, you can use Amazon Echo with Spotify for free, although you won’t be able to ask for exact songs and artists. If you have a premium account or use Amazon Music, you can ask for groups, songs, types of music or lists that you have previously created.

  • Alexa, next: You will go to the next song in the list
  • Alexa, previous: You will return to the previous song
  • Alexa, put on Iron Maiden music / Alexa, put on Iron Maiden
  • Alexa, put The Trooper from Iron Maiden
  • Alexa put my AAA playlist
  • Alexa, put jazz: It will look for an emiksora of the genre you ask
  • Alexa, put on some relaxing music
  • Alexa, what song is this ?: If you want to know what is playing
  • Alexa, make rain sounds
  • Alexa, put on the latest Oasis album
  • Alea, add this song to my AAA playlist
  • Alexa, turn up the volume
  • Alexa, turn down the volume
  • Alexa, to
  • Alexa, follow
  • Alexa, put Rock FMM: If you want to listen to a radio station
  • Alexa, put La Vida Moderna: If you want to listen to a podcast that you like
  • Alexa, read the BBB book (as long as you have this service activated)

News information

You can ask for sports information, news information, ask the result of your team or configure results of teams that interest you so that they only read what matters to you. All kinds of information and news without having to search.

  • Alexa, good morning: it will tell you the information of the day previously configured
  • Alexa, put on Radio Nacional de España: you can ask for the station you want
  • Alexa, what are the news of the day ?: summary of your configured media
  • Alexa, how was Unicaja ?: sports results
  • Alexa, what is my sports information ?: previously configured
  • Alexa, what is the Premier League ranking?
  • Alexa, what do they put on television tonight ?: program information, etc.

Shopping and lists

One of the best advantages of Alexa is that it is an Amazon product so you can buy directly with the smart speaker without turning on the computer or phone. There are purchases that you can make with Alexa commands or you can also search the store for all kinds of products, check the basket, etc. You can buy as long as you have previously configured the payment options and the necessary commands.

  • Alexa, I want to buy …: It will help you find what you are looking for
  • Alexa, how is my purchase going? It will tell you what state your order is in
  • Alexa, how’s my basket going: The speaker will tell you what’s in the basket
  • Alexa, buy diapers: It will tell you the first search results
  • Alexa, buy more diapers: It will ask for what you usually ask for
  • Alexa, I want to buy a Samsung Galaxy S10: It will look it up on Amazon

Shopping lists and reminders

Beyond buying on Amazon, you can create shopping lists, etc.

  • Alexa, add toilet paper to the shopping list
  • Alexa, create a list: Follow the process, give a name, add products
  • Alexa, create a list with the name AAA
  • Alexa, add things to the AAA list: You can add things
  • Alexa adds diapers to the AAA list
  • Alexa lists: It will tell you what lists you have
  • Alexa, what do I have on the shopping list?
  • Alexa, what’s on the BBB list?

Languages ​​and general culture

You can ask him about languages, about literature, about mathematics. Alexa solves mathematical operations of all kinds but she also knows how to talk to you about writers, about movies, about geography … You can ask her inhabitants of a country or a city, important historical events, distances from rivers, years of relevant characters, etc.

Geography and history

You can repeat any of these Alexa commands changing the event, the river or the city to know when something happened, how much a river measures or what is the capital of a country. You can learn about provinces, capitals, hymns, etc.

  • Alexa, how long is the Mississippi ?: It will give you details of rivers, mountains, etc.
  • Alexa, what is the highest mountain in the world?
  • Alexa, how high is Everest?
  • Alexa, how many inhabitants are there in Paris?
  • Alexa, what country is Timbuktu in?
  • Alexa, play the French anthem: You can play the hymn you want
  • Alexa, what is the capital of Madagascar?
  • Alexa, what is the longest river in Spain?
  • Alexa, what time does the sun rise?
  • Alexa, what are the Canary Islands?
  • Alexa, open provinces of Spain: you can open a skill to learn geography
  • Alexa, tell me more about Dakar
  • Alexa, why is Easter celebrated?
  • Alexa, when was America discovered?
  • Alexa, in what year was the battle of Navas de Tolosa?
  • Alexa, what happened on July 21, 1969 ?: What happened on key dates
  • Alexa, when did Cervantes die ?: Ask for any writer, artist …
  • Alexa, who wrote The Metamorphosis ?: Ask for any book title


You can ask Alexa how to say something in another language Or you can solve doubts about what a word means in Spanish or even how it is spelled.

  • Alexa, what does the word ineffable mean ?: Word meaning
  • Alexa, what is the definition of ophthalmologist?
  • Alexa, tell me a synonym for play: Find synonyms for any word
  • Alexa, what is the opposite of luminous ?: It will find antonyms for you
  • Alexa, what rhymes with butterfly ?: Assonance rhymes, consonants …
  • Alexa, how do you spell staph ?: It will tell you how to spell any word
  • Alexa, how do you say English knife in English ?: It will translate any word

Mathematics and conversions

With some Alexa commands, your speaker is capable of solve mathematical operations but also to make conversions: go from kilometers to miles, from inches to centimeters, from one currency to another … Percents quickly without using the calculator, divides or solves all kinds of problems.

  • Alexa, what is the square root of 169?
  • Alexa, how much is 23 times 89?
  • Alexa, how much is 2 times 3 plus 8?
  • Alexa, how many are 10 miles in kilometers?
  • Alexa, how many dollars are 17 euros?
  • Alexa, how much is 3 cubed?
  • Alexa, how much is 6% of 187?
  • Alexa, what is 7 to the power of 7?
  • Alexa, how much is 10 divided by 3?
  • Alexa, what is the value of Pi?

Chat with Alexa

Another of the most useful Alexa commands are those that will help you entertain yourself Or you can ask him about historical facts, about curiosities, about all kinds of things. It can be useful to decide if you want to roll a dice, throw a coin, etc. But you can also ask him things waiting for a more or less funny answer with which to entertain yourself.

  • Alexa, heads or tails?
  • Alexa roll a dice
  • Alexa, toss a coin
  • Alexa, choose a number from 1 to 10
  • Alexa, stone, paper or scissors
  • Alexa, good morning
  • Alexa, when is your birthday?
  • Alexa, how old is she?
  • Alexa, self-destruction
  • Alexa, what is love?
  • Alexa, where do you live?
  • Alexa, who are you?
  • Alexa, make me a sandwich
  • Alexa, who is your father?

Fun Commands

Beyond asking him for useful things, you can have fun with some Alexa commands when you don’t know what to do or when you just want to surprise your guests with everything your speaker is capable of. So you can ask him all kinds of things you can think of to entertain you. We do not reveal the answers so you can enjoy surprising yourself. Alexa knows cinema and completes the mythical sentences from movies (the ones we leave you here and many more), he knows animals, jokes and even sings songs and even raps. He is able to imitate all animals if you ask him to, to play with you, etc.

  • Alexa, tell me a story
  • Alexa, tell me a joke
  • Alexa sing a song
  • Alexa, knock on the door
  • Alexa, tell me a riddle
  • Alexa, Buzz Lightyear
  • Alexa, where’s Carmen Sandiego?
  • Alexa, winter is coming
  • Alexa Houston we have a problem
  • Alexa, do you know how to rap?
  • Alexa, tell me a riddle
  • Alexa, what is your favorite game?
  • Alexa, let’s play
  • Alexa, do a magic trick
  • Alexa, it barks
  • Alexa, meow
  • Alexa, speak like Yoda
  • Alexa, this is Klingon
  • Alexa, my name is Iñigo Montoya …
  • Alexa, red pill or blue pill?
  • Alexa, are we in the Matrix?
  • Alexa, Telephone or … my house …
  • Alexa, tell me a quote from Star Wars
  • Alexa, what is the Sith code?
  • Alexa, what is the first rule of the Fight Club?
  • Alexa, are you SkyNet?
  • Alexa, I love you

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