Top Alexa Voice Commands: 2018 Examples

If you own an Alexa-enabled device, such as an Amazon Echo or Echo Dot, you know that using voice commands can make your life much easier. But with so many features available, it can be overwhelming to know where to start. Below are some examples of top Alexa voice commands you can use to get the most out of your device. From controlling your smart home to playing your favorite music, Alexa can do it all.

#1 Smart Home

If you have smart home devices, use these commands to control them:
“Turn on/off the lights”
“Dim the lights”
“Turn on/off the TV”
“Turn on/off the air conditioner”
“Lock/unlock the front door”

#2 Music and Entertainment

Alexa can play your favorite music and TV shows, and even tell jokes:
“Play some music”
“Play music by [artist name]”
“Play [song name]”
“Play [TV show name]”
“Tell me a joke”

#3 Weather and News

Get the latest news and weather updates with Alexa:
“What’s the weather today?”
“What’s the weather like in [city name]?”
“Give me the latest news”
“Tell me a news headline”
“What’s the traffic like?”

#4 Alarms and Reminders

Use Alexa to set alarms, reminders, and timers:
“Set an alarm for [time]”
“Set a reminder for [event]”
“Start a timer for [time]”
“Cancel my alarm”
“Remind me to [task] in [time]”

#5 Shopping and To-Do Lists

Alexa can help you keep track of your shopping and to-do lists:
“Add [item] to my shopping list”
“Remove [item] from my shopping list”
“What’s on my to-do list?”
“Add [task] to my to-do list”
“Complete [task] on my to-do list”

#6 Calls and Messages

Use Alexa to make calls and send messages hands-free:
“Call [contact name]”
“Message [contact name]”
“Send a text to [contact name]”
“Answer the phone”
“Hang up the phone”