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Alexa is always getting smarter. Here's where you can find every single Amazon Echo command.
Learn Alexa basics
Volume, Search, Settings

Learn Alexa basics

Get started with these simple commands.
Ask for help
Alexa,
help.
Mute
Alexa,
mute.
Unmute
Alexa,
unmute.
Change volume
Alexa,
turn up/down the volume." or "Alexa, set volume to 5." or "Alexa, louder.
Stop or pause
Alexa,
stop.
Start your day
Alarms, News, Weather

Start your day

Get more out of your morning with alarms, traffic updates, and news headlines.
Ask for your Flash Briefing
Alexa,
what's my Flash Briefing?
Check headlines
Alexa,
what's in the news?
Check weather
Alexa,
what's the weather like?" or, "Alexa, will it rain today?" or even "Alexa, will I need an umbrella today?
Get a weather forecast
Alexa,
what's the weather going to be like this weekend?
Get traffic information
Alexa,
what's my commute look like? or, Alexa, what's traffic like?
Listen to music
Find & Play

Listen to music

Control which tunes you hear without lifting a finger.
Play Music
Alexa,
play some music."
Queue Specific Song or Artist
Alexa,
play music by [artist]."
Play a song based on context
Alexa,
play the latest Avett Brothers album."
Play the song of the day
Alexa,
play the song of the day."
Play Spotify music
Alexa,
play [playlist] on Spotify."
Play Pandora station
Alexa,
play [artist] station on Pandora."
Play a radio station
Alexa,
play [radio station] on TuneIn."
Play an audiobook
Alexa,
play [title] on Audible."
Control your home
Lights, Temperature, Locks

Control your home

Welcome to the future.
Turn lights on or off
Alexa,
turn on/off the lights.
Dim the lights
Alexa,
dim the lights to 50 percent.
Change the color of the lights
Alexa,
make the living room lights red.
Change the color temperature of the lights
Alexa,
make the kitchen lights a little warmer.
Adjust temperature
Alexa,
raise the temperature 1 degree.
Shop & track orders
Shopping, Deals, Ride Hailing

Shop & track orders

Use Alexa as your personal shopping assistant.
Reorder essentials from Amazon
Alexa,
buy more deodorant.
Add an item to your cart
Alexa,
add garbage bags to my cart.
Track packages from Amazon
Alexa,
where's my stuff?
Find restaurants
Reservations, Reviews, Orders

Find restaurants

Hungry? Alexa can help you with that, too.
Discover nearby restaurants
Alexa,
find me a nearby pizza restaurant.
Get operating hours for a restaurant
Alexa,
find business hours for McDonald's.
Get a phone number for a restaurant
Alexa,
find the phone number for Taco Bell.
Entertainment
Movies, TV, Audiobooks

Entertainment

From trivia to showtimes, Alexa is there for you.
Find movies in nearby theaters
Alexa,
what movies are playing?
Find out who an actor is
Alexa,
who plays [character] in [movie or TV show]?
Get IMDb rating
Alexa,
what is the IMDb rating for [movie or TV show]?
Find an actor's latest work
Alexa,
what is [actor]'s latest movie?
Get casting for a movie or show
Alexa,
who plays in [movie or TV show]?
Make lists
Shopping & To-do

Make lists

Alexa can help you be productive and organized.
Add task to to-do list
Alexa,
add 'go to the grocery store' to my to-do list.
Create a new to-do item
Alexa,
create a to-do.
Create a shopping list
Alexa,
add eggs to my shopping list.
Check your shopping list
Alexa,
what's on my shopping list?
Sports updates
Scores, Schedules, Fantasy

Sports updates

Stay on top of your favorite teams and leagues.
Check the results of a finished game
Alexa,
what was the score of the [team] game?"
Ask if a team won
Alexa,
did the [team] win?"
Ask when the next game is scheduled
Alexa,
when do the [team] play next?"
Get Fantasy Football update with the Yahoo Fantasy Football skill
Alexa,
ask Yahoo Fantasy Football for a score update."
Find businesses
Hours, Contact, Location

Find businesses

Just ask and Alexa will give you the details.
Get operating hours for local businesses
Alexa,
find business hours for [business].
Get a phone number for local businesses
Alexa,
find the phone number for [business].
Locate a business
Alexa,
find the address for Bank of America.
Easter eggs
Jokes & Hidden Features

Easter eggs

Try these out for some fun surprises.
Find something new
Alexa,
give me an Easter egg."
Jokes
Alexa,
tell me a joke." or choose a genre like "Alexa, tell me a Star Trek joke." or "Alexa, tell me a Thanksgiving joke."
Nerd alert
Alexa,
beam me up."
Party
Alexa,
party time!"
More nerdy fun
Alexa,
set phasers to kill."
More Trekkie fun
Alexa,
Tea. Earl Grey. Hot."
Inconceivable!
Alexa,
my name is Inigo Montoya."
Sorkin egg
Alexa,
I want the truth."
Egg-cellent
Alexa,
party on, Wayne."
Maybe skip this one
Alexa,
show me the money."
Single-serving Alexa
Alexa,
what's the first (or second) rule of Fight Club?"
Ni
Alexa,
what is your quest?"
Don't call me that
Alexa,
surely you can't be serious."
Fawlty egg
Alexa,
don't mention the war."
That's impossible!
Alexa,
I am your father."
Ask if you dare
Alexa,
when am I going to die?"