Voice Command Examples: Alexa’s Responses to Common Commands

Are you curious about the various commands you can give to your Amazon Alexa to get the most out of your device? Below, you will find a wide array of voice command examples that you can use to interact with Alexa in a variety of ways, from getting information to controlling your smart home devices.

#1 Basic Commands

“Alexa, what’s the weather like today?”
“Alexa, set a timer for 10 minutes.”
“Alexa, play some music.”
“Alexa, stop.”

#2 Information Commands

“Alexa, what’s the news?”
“Alexa, what’s the traffic like?”
“Alexa, what’s the capital of France?”
“Alexa, how many cups are in a gallon?”
“Alexa, who is the president of the United States?”

#3 Smart Home Control Commands

“Alexa, turn off the living room lights.”
“Alexa, set the thermostat to 72 degrees.”
“Alexa, lock the front door.”
“Alexa, start the coffee maker.”

#4 Entertainment Commands

“Alexa, play Jeopardy.”
“Alexa, tell me a joke.”
“Alexa, open the Daily Show skill.”
“Alexa, play Spotify playlist ‘Chill Vibes’.”

#5 Shopping and To-Do List Commands

“Alexa, add milk to my shopping list.”
“Alexa, what’s on my to-do list?”
“Alexa, order more paper towels from Amazon.”
“Alexa, what’s the status of my Amazon order?”

#6 Alarm and Reminder Commands

“Alexa, set an alarm for 7 am.”
“Alexa, remind me to call mom at 3 pm.”
“Alexa, cancel my 2 pm meeting reminder.”
“Alexa, what reminders do I have for today?”

#7 Communication Commands

“Alexa, call mom.”
“Alexa, send a message to John.”
“Alexa, drop in on the kitchen Echo Show.”
“Alexa, read my notifications.”