Amazon's voice assistant, Alexa, is infiltrating your home, your beach trips and even your ride to work. Now that there are many ways to interact with Alexa -- with the Tap, Echo, Echo Dot, Echo Look, Echo Show, Dash Wand and the Amazon Fire TV -- you might find yourself talking to her more often.
The list of commands is expanding rapidly, as is the number of third-party services and devices that Alexa officially (and unofficially) supports.
Here is the (almost) complete list of Amazon Alexa commands.
By default, Amazon's connected speakers have the same wake word. All you have to do to queue up a request is say, "Alexa." In the Amazon Alexa mobile application or at echo.amazon.com, you can change the wake word to either Amazon, Echo or Computer.
If you have an Amazon Tap, Dash Wand or the Amazon Fire TV voice remote, you'll need to press a button to wake Alexa. Amazon updated the Tap with a hands-free mode that you must enable in the settings. The only wake word available to the Amazon Tap is Alexa.
Earlier this year, Amazon added a feature called Follow-Up Mode that makes it easier and faster to issue multiple commands to Alexa without having to keep repeating the wake word. When you enable the feature, Alexa will continue to listen for another command after it's completed your first request. You can keep issuing more commands until you're done or until you say "stop."
Amazon has also built on this a multiple commands feature by allowing you to string two related commands into one. You can say something like, "Alexa, play folk music in Amazon at volume six," or "Alexa, add bread, milk and eggs to my shopping list."
Editors' note: Originally published on April 13, 2016, this article is regularly updated to include new Alexa commands, features and information.
While the most obvious or natural way to use Alexa may be through an Echo speaker from Amazon or a third-party speaker, it's not the only way you can call up Amazon's digital assistant.
In fact, there are more and more ways to access Alexa being created all the time and you don't even need any specialized devices. Here are some of the most prominent ways to use Alexa with the devices you already have:
Within the mobile apps, the wake word won't work. Instead, you'll have to look for the Alexa icon and tap that to queue up the assistant. Not all features -- like reminders -- work within the mobile apps either.
On an updated Windows computer, open Cortana and say, "Open Alexa." After the initial connection is made, saying this will queue up Amazon's assistant through Cortana.
Alexa Echo Auto connects allows you to connect your phone to Alexa in your car. Echo Auto is capable of carrying out many of the commands and features as your home device.
The list of Alexa commands is expansive and grows with every new service or device it supports. Alexa isn't perfect, but it's pretty great at understanding natural language, so you don't always have to speak the commands exactly as you see them below. Many commands work when worded several different ways or even with words omitted.
When you consider the possible third-party commands through Skills, essentially the apps of Amazon's Alexa, the list goes on even further. To learn what individual skills are capable of, visit the skill's page from the Amazon Alexa app or alexa.amazon.com.
Here are all the native Alexa commands.
The Echo Show and Echo Spot are the only Echo speakers with touchscreen displays. This means you can tell them to show you things.
You can now use compatible Echo devices (Echo, Echo Dot, Echo Look, Echo Show and Amazon Tap) to control your Fire TV and Fire TV Sticks.
Amazon also builds its Fire TV operating system into televisions like the Element EL4KAMZ17 series. All of the commands above work on those too, in addition to a few TV-specific commands below.
In May 2017, Amazon introduced calling and messaging between users of its Echo speakers. Later, it added another feature, called Drop In, that lets users call different Echo devices throughout their home, intercom style. (You can also call and message from the Alexa app, but no commands are needed.)
This year, Amazon has added new features like Announcements and the ability to send text messages with your voice.
To turn on notifications, open the Alexa app or go to alexa.amazon.com and go to Settings > Notifications > Shopping Notifications and move the toggle to the on position. Then your Echo speakers will light up yellow when you have new notifications.
Read more: The best Alexa commands for exercise, better sleep and stress relief.
Alexa can integrate with loads of smart home platforms, such as SmartThings, Wink, Insteon, Lutron, Belkin WeMo, Philips Hue and many more. Some require you to enable skills, some don't. Earlier this month, Amazon updated Alexa to be able to change the color of smart bulbs from Philips Hue, LifX and TP-Link.
Here are some of the varieties of commands you can use for controlling your smart home, although there are dozens more.
Skills are like third-party applications for Alexa speakers. They allow you to connect third-party software and hardware to your speaker, as well as play games and add different news sources to your Flash Briefing.
Another recent update removes the need to enable skills before using them. You can still manually enable or disable skills, but just saying "Open [skill invocation]" will find and enable a skill. But if that skill requires you to log in to your account such as with the Starbucks Reorder or Domino's skills, you will still need to open the Alexa app or go to alexa.amazon.com, open the skills menu and log in to your account to authorize the connection.
Microsoft's Cortana is available as a skill, as well. But rather than just being a skill, it opens the door to a completely separate digital assistant through your Alexa speakers.
Once you've added the skill, enabled permissions and connected your Microsoft and Amazon accounts, just say, "Alexa, open Cortana." When you're speaking to Cortana you can check your emails, ask for the next event on your calendar or add items to your to-do list.
For now, the Cortana skill is limited because it's a public preview of what the full integration will be in the future.
Alexa comes chock-full of Easter eggs and jokes -- the list is long. We cover the strange world of Alexa Easter eggs here, noting some of the more popular or prominent commands that prompt a snarky or humorous response.
For even more, check out this Reddit thread dedicated to Alexa Easter eggs.
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