Alexa Voice Commands: Master the Basics

If you’re new to Alexa, learning to use voice commands can be overwhelming. That’s why we’ve put together a list of Alexa voice commands: Master the Basics. Below, you’ll find examples of voice commands that will help you get started with your new device. Whether you want to listen to music, set reminders, or control your smart home devices, these commands will make your Alexa experience a breeze.

#1 Music Commands

“Play some music.”
“Play top songs on Spotify.”
“Play (song name) by (artist name).”
“Stop music.”
“Volume up/down.”
“Skip/next song.”
“Set a sleep timer for (specific time).”

#2 Smart Home Commands

“Turn on/off (specific device name).”
“Set the temperature to (specific temperature).”
“Lock/unlock the front door.”
“Turn on/off all lights.”
“Set a scene for movie night.”

#3 Reminder Commands

“Set a reminder for (specific time) to (specific task).”
“Remind me to (specific task) when I get home.”
“Cancel all my reminders.”
“What are my reminders for today?”

#4 Information Commands

“What’s the weather like today?”
“What’s the news?”
“What’s the time?”
“What’s the date?”
“What’s the traffic like on my route?”
“Define (specific word).”
“How do you spell (specific word)?”

#5 Fun Commands

“Tell me a joke.”
“Sing me a song.”
“Play a game.”
“Open the Magic Door skill.”
“Ask Alexa to tell me a story.”
“Play 20 Questions.”

#6 Shopping Commands

“Add (specific item) to my shopping list.”
“Order (specific item) from Amazon.”
“Track my Amazon package.”
“Find deals on Amazon.”
“Reorder (specific item) from my purchase history.”

#7 Communication Commands

“Call (specific contact).”
“End the call.”
“Send a message to (specific contact) saying (specific message).”
“Read my messages.”
“Do I have any missed calls?”