Alexa is the closest that human beings have come to artificial intelligence. She has personality and a voice. She even has the ability to get sassy, ask the right question. The name of the device is Amazon Echo, but people prefer to call her by her name, Alexa. Not many people know about the commands below. They are both useful and fun.
Alexa is very good at translating quite a number of languages now. Say, “Alexa, open Translated,” then proceed to ask for the translation.
Play Lyrics-Based Songs
Is there a line that has been playing in your mind, but you cannot remember the rest of the lyrics, band or title of the song? Not to worry. Just say, “Alexa, play the song [the line you remember].”
When you know the distance you will be travelling, planning your day becomes easier. Say, “Alexa, how far is [your destination] from home?”
Alexa will give you more than just a weather report. Ask Alexa, “What will the weather be like in the evening?”
To know exactly how the weather will feel like ask, “Alexa, what is the wind chill?”
Dollars and Cents
Do not get a headache trying to solve a math problem that involves dollars and cents. Just ask, “Alexa, what is $713 minus 53.68?”
When you ask Alexa how long the drive from the office to your home will be, she takes conditions such as traffic into account; as long as you give locations she can recognize.
Ask Alexa the time that Walmart, Home Depot, etc. open and close. Just be sure to specify the location if it is an independent business.
Sunrise and Sunset
If you are traveling and are not sure when sunset or sunrise occurs at a certain place, just ask Alexa.
A phone can do this, but sometimes you forget to set the alarm until you are tucked into bed and cannot remember where you left your phone. Tell Alexa, “Wake me up at 4 a.m.
When you say to Alexa, “flatter me,” she will look for a compliment.
If you want to make something new, ask Alexa to “open meal idea.”
Tell Alexa what you want to make and ask for the recipe. You will tell you the ingredients and give you step-by-step instructions.
Ask Alexa to recommend a wine that goes with the meal you are having.
The value of Bitcoin keeps on varying. Be updated by asking Alexa.
You can ask Alexa to request stock prices for a company from Opening Bell.
Play Audio Book
Audible is an amazing service from Amazon. If Alexa can access it, she can play your book from where you left off.
Read Kindle Book
Alexa can read for you Kindle books in her own voice.
If you cannot reach your phone for whatever reason, ask Alexa to read your notifications.
Add Events to Calendar
Ask Alexa to add events to your calendar or to tell you which events you have the following day.
Alexa has so many skills and you can always ask her to tell you about her any new skills.