BERLIN, GERMANY - DECEMBER 14: The Logo of virtual assistant Amazon Alexa is displayed on a smartphone on December 14, 2018 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Thomas Trutschel/Photothek via Getty Images)

Amazon's Alexa

Even though there are many voice assistants,  Amazon’s Alexa is definitely the best. Alexa was developed by Amazon to aid users and serve as a housekeeper. From controlling your smart lights to your TV, it has a lot to offer. It can link with various devices too. The devices and applications that support Alexa are increasing daily. Alexa is pretty easy to use. First, use the default wake word “Alexa”. Next, give the command and it’ll complete the task. Below are some of the commands available for Alexa.

Alexa Command-List

  • Asking for help: “Alexa, help.”
  • Start a conversation: “Alexa, let’s chat.”
  • Mute/Unmute: “Alexa, mute/unmute.”
  • Stop/Pause: “Alexa, stop/pause.”
  • Display your pictures: “Alexa, show me my pictures.”
  • Check Forecast: “Alexa, show me the forecast.”
  • Watch YouTube videos: “Alexa, show me videos on YouTube.”
  • Play music: “Alexa, play some music.”
  • Play specific song: “Alexa play [song name] by [artist].”
  • Set Alarm: “Alexa, set an alarm for 7PM.”
  • Start Spotify: “Alexa, play on Spotify.”
  • Music controls: “Alexa, next/play.”

Also, here are some extra commands.

  • Answer Call: “Alexa, answer the call.”
  • Hang Up: “Alexa, hang up.”
  • Send a message: “Alexa, send a message to [name].”
  • Order an Uber: “Alexa, ask Uber to request for a ride.”
  • Check News: “Alexa, what’s in the news?”
  • Checking the weather: “Alexa, will it rain today?”
  • Get a recipe: “Alexa, how do you make an Ice cream Sundae?”
  • Get definitions of words: “Alexa, what does [word] mean?”
  • Control Smart Lights: “Alexa, turn on/off the lights.”
  • Adjust temperature: “Alexa, lower the temperature by 5 degrees.”

The are just a few out of many commands available for use by Alexa. Also, this library of commands is continually being updated. As more applications become compatible with Alexa, so also the command list grows. You can know more about Alexa from the Amazon website. For more of our posts, click here. Also, subscribe to be updated.

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