Amazon Echo and Echo Dot run on its voice assistant called Alexa. Every time you need to give Amazon Alexa commands to execute a task. It can be check reminder, shopping list, to-do list, email or play music. It can be any. There are plenty of Amazon Alexa commands those make easier to use Echo or Echo Dot devices. Just say “Alexa – and command” to act.

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In the previous post, we have shared Best Amazon Echo Tips and Tricks, and here in this post, you will find a list of Amazon Alexa Commands.

Take a note that listed Alexa commands only works with Amazon Echo and Echo Dot. All commands are segregated into many sections. So, it will be hassle free for you to find some particular Alexa Voice Command.

Let’s check them all.

List of Amazon Alexa Commands

The Complete List of Amazon Alexa Commands for Echo and Echo Dot

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Before we move forward, do remember that these are important and day-to-day Alexa commands, which the Amazon Echo and Echo Dot users.

List of Basic Amazon Alexa Commands

Ask for help: “Alexa, help.”
Mute or unmute: “Alexa, mute” or, “Alexa, unmute.”
Stop or pause: “Alexa, stop” or, “Alexa, shut up.”
Change volume: “Alexa, set the volume to 5,” “Alexa, louder” or, “Alexa, turn up/down the volume.”

List of Amazon Alexa Commands for Calls and Messages

Call another Echo user: “Alexa, call [name].”
Answer an incoming call: “Alexa, answer the call” or, “Alexa, answer.”
Hang up: “Alexa, hang up” or, “Alexa, end the call.”
Message another Echo user: “Alexa, message [name]” or, “Alexa, send [name] a message.”
Play messages: “Alexa, play messages.”
Use Drop-In on one of your own devices: “Alexa, Drop In on the living room.”
Drop In on another user: “Alexa, drop in on [name].”
Turn off the video during an ongoing call (only works with Echo Show): “Turn video off.”

List of Amazon Alexa Commands for Fun Easter eggs

  • “Alexa, good morning.”
  • “Alexa, tell me a joke.”
  • “Alexa, set phasers to kill.”
  • “Alexa, Tea. Earl Grey. Hot.”
  • “Alexa, my name is John Snow.”
  • “Alexa, I want the truth.”
  • “Alexa, party on, LA.”
  • “Alexa, show me the money.”
  • “Alexa, what’s the first (or second) rule of Fight Club?”
  • “Alexa, surely you can’t be serious.”
  • “Alexa, are you SkyNet?”
  • “Alexa, party time!”
  • “Alexa, open the pod bay doors.”
  • “Alexa, when am I going to die?”
  • “Alexa, what is your quest?”
  • “Alexa, nice to see you, to see you…”
  • “Alexa, don’t mention the war.”
  • “Alexa, this is a dead parrot.”
  • “Alexa, what is your cunning plan?”
  • Alexa, I am your father.
  • Alexa, who lives in a pineapple under the sea?
  • Alexa, what is the loneliest number?
  • Alexa, how many roads must a man walk down?
  • Alexa, all your base belongs to us.
  • Alexa, how much is that doggie in the window?
  • Alexa, Romeo, Romeo wherefore art thou Romeo?
  • Alexa, define rock paper scissors lizard Spock
  • Alexa, how much wood can a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?
  • Alexa, define supercalifragilisticexpialodocious.
  • Alexa, who’s your daddy?
  • Alexa, Earl Grey. Hot. (or Tea. Earl Grey. Hot.)
  • Alexa, what is the meaning of life?
  • Alexa, what does the Earth weigh?
  • Alexa, when is the end of the world?
  • Alexa, is there a Santa?
  • Alexa, make me a sandwich.
  • Alexa, what is the best tablet?
  • Alexa, what is your favorite color?
  • Alexa, what is your quest?
  • Alexa, who won best actor Oscar in 2001?
  • Alexa, what is your quest?
  • Alexa, what is the airspeed velocity of an unladen swallow?
  • Alexa, where do babies come from?
  • Alexa, do you have a boyfriend?
  • Alexa, which comes first: the chicken or the egg?
  • Alexa, may the force be with you.
  • Alexa, do aliens exist?
  • Alexa, how many licks does it take to get to the center of a tootsie pop?
  • Alexa, what are you going to do today?
  • Alexa, where do you live?
  • Alexa, do you want to build a snowman?
  • Alexa, do you really want to hurt me?
  • Alexa, what is love?
  • Alexa, who is the real slim shady?
  • Alexa, who let the dogs out?
  • Alexa, open the pod bay doors.
  • Alexa, surely you can’t be serious.
  • Alexa, to be or not to be.
  • Alexa, who is the fairest of them all?
  • Alexa, who loves ya baby?
  • Alexa, who you gonna call?
  • Alexa, who is the walrus?
  • Alexa, do you have any brothers or sisters?
  • Alexa, do you know the muffin man?
  • Alexa, how much do you weigh?
  • Alexa, how tall are you?
  • Alexa, where are you from?
  • Alexa, do you want to fight?
  • Alexa, do you want to play a game?
  • Alexa, I think you’re funny.
  • Alexa, where in the world In Carmen Sandiego?
  • Alexa, where’s waldo?
  • Alexa, do you know the way to San Jose?
  • Alexa, where have all the flowers gone?
  • Alexa, what’s in name?
  • Alexa, what does the fox say?
  • Alexa, when am I going to die?
  • Alexa, I want the truth!
  • Alexa, make me breakfast.
  • Alexa, why did the chicken cross the road?
  • Alexa, where are my keys? (ask twice)
  • Alexa, can you give me some money? (ask twice)
  • Alexa, knock knock
  • Alexa, what are you wearing?
  • Alexa, rock paper scissors.
  • Alexa rock paper scissors lizard Spock
  • Alexa, is the cake a lie?
  • Alexa, how do I get rid of a dead body?
  • Alexa, your mother was a hamster
  • Alexa, set phasers to kill.
  • Alexa, roll a die.
  • Alexa, random number between “x” and “y”.
  • Alexa, random fact
  • Alexa, heads or tails?
  • Alexa, mac or pc?
  • Alexa, what is the sound of one hand clapping?
  • Alexa, give me a hug.
  • Alexa, are you lying?
  • Alexa, how many angels can dance on the head of a pin? (3 answers)
  • Alexa, see you later alligator.

List of Amazon Alexa Commands for Time and date

Set the alarm: “Alexa, set the alarm for 7 a.m.” or, “Alexa, wake me up at 7 in the morning.”

Set a repeating alarm: “Alexa, set a repeating alarm for weekdays at 7 a.m.”

Set a timer: “Alexa, set a timer for 15 minutes.”

Set multiple timers: “Alexa, set a second timer for 5 minutes.”

Check timer status: “Alexa, how much time is left on my timer?”

Ask the time: “Alexa, what time is it?”

Ask the date: “Alexa, what’s the date?”

Ask when the next alarm is: “Alexa, when’s my next alarm?”

Cancel an alarm: “Alexa, cancel my alarm for 2 p.m.”

Snooze alarm: “Alexa, snooze.”

Check dates: “Alexa, when is [holiday] this year?”

List of Amazon Alexa Commands for News and Weather

Ask for your Flash Briefing: “Alexa, what’s my Flash Briefing?”

Check headlines: “Alexa, what’s the news?”

Check the 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?

List of Amazon Alexa Commands for Entertainment and food

Find movies in nearby theaters: “Alexa, what movies are playing?” or, “Alexa, what action movies are playing tonight?”

Get information on movies playing: “Alexa, tell me about the movie [title].”

Discover nearby restaurants: “Alexa, find me a nearby pizza restaurant.”

Get operating hours or a phone number for local businesses: “Alexa, find the address for Bank of America” or, “Alexa, find business hours for Harris Teeter.”

Get IMDb Rating: “Alexa, what is the IMDb rating for [movie or TV show]?”

Get casting for a movie or show: “Alexa, who plays in [movie or TV show]?”

Find out who an actor is: “Alexa, who plays [character] in [movie or TV show]?”

Find an actor’s latest work: “Alexa, what is [actor]’s latest movie?”

Find out who sings a particular song: “Who sings the song [title]?”

Get the names of band members: “Who is in the band [name]?”

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Get album information: “What year did [band] release [song or album]?”

Find popular music from an artist: “Alexa, what’s popular from [artist]?”

Sample music from an artist: “Alexa, sample songs by [artist].”

Find a particular album or song: “Alexa, find [song or album] by [artist].”

List of Amazon Alexa Commands for Media controls

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” or, “Alexa, play that song that goes ‘Gotta gotta be down because I want it all.'”

Play Spotify music: “Alexa, play [song name] 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,” “Alexa, read [title]” or, “Alexa, play the book, [title].”

Resume the last played audiobook: “Alexa, resume my book.”

Skip audiobook chapters: “Alexa, next chapter” or, “Alexa, previous chapter.”

Listen to Alexa read you a Kindle book: “Alexa read me my Kindle book.”

Set a sleep timer: “Alexa set a sleep timer for 45 minutes” or, “Alexa, stop playing in 45 minutes.”

Song information: “Alexa, what’s playing?”

Music controls: “Alexa, play” or, “Alexa, next.”

Restart song: “Alexa, restart.”

Add a song to your Prime Music library: “Alexa, add this song.”

Like or dislike a song on Pandora and iHeartRadio: “Alexa, I like this song” or, “Alexa, thumbs down.”

Start Amazon Music Unlimited trial: “Alexa, start my free trial of Amazon Music Unlimited.”

List of Amazon Alexa Commands for Sports

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?”

Find out the results of your favorite teams: “Alexa, give me my Sports Update.”

Get Fantasy Football update with the Yahoo Fantasy Football skill: “Alexa, ask Yahoo Fantasy Football for a score update” or, “Alexa, ask Yahoo Fantasy Football if Colin Kaepernick is playing this week.”

List of Amazon Alexa Commands for To-do and shopping lists

Add a task to to-do list: “Alexa, Add ‘go to the grocery store’ to my to-do list” or, “Alexa, I need to make an appointment with the doctor.”

Create a new to-do item: “Alexa, create a to-do.”

Check calendar events: “Alexa, what’s on my calendar for tomorrow?”

Add an event to a calendar: “Alexa, add [event] to my calendar for [day] at [time]” or, “Alexa, add an event to my calendar.”

Create a shopping list: “Alexa, add eggs to my shopping list” or, “Alexa, I need to buy laundry detergent.”

Check your shopping list: “Alexa, what’s on my shopping list?”

List of Amazon Alexa Commands for Purchasing/Shopping

Reorder essentials from Amazon: “Alexa, buy more deodorant” or, “Alexa, reorder deodorant.”

Track packages from Amazon: “Alexa, where’s my stuff?” or, “Alexa, track my order.”

Order an Amazon Alexa device: “Alexa, order an Echo,” “Alexa, order an Echo Dot,” or, “Alexa, order an Amazon Tap.”

Add an item to your cart: “Alexa, add garbage bags to my cart.”

Order an Uber or Lyft with their skills: “Alexa, ask Uber to request a ride” or, “Alexa, ask Lyft for a ride.”

While listening to music in Amazon Music: “Alexa, buy this song” or, “Alexa, buy this album.”

Find new music to purchase: “Alexa, shop for new music by [artist].”

Purchase a song or album from an artist: “Alexa, buy [song or album] by [artist].”

Ask about deals: “Alexa, what are your deals?”

List of Amazon Alexa Commands for Facts and Knowledge

Ask about mountains and oceans: “Alexa, how tall is Mount Everest.” Or “Alexa, How deep is the Pacific Ocean.”

Ask about novels and books: “Alexa, who wrote Harry Potter.”

Ask about the country: “Alexa, what’s the capital of India.”

Ask about population data: “Alexa, what’s the population of India?”

List of Amazon Alexa Commands for Math

Convert units: “Alexa, how many [units] are in [units]?”

Convert units: “Alexa, how many [units] are in 2 [units]?”

Basic math: “Alexa, what’s 5 plus 7?” or, “Alexa, what’s 56 times 33?”

Advanced math: “Alexa, 70 factorial.” (Warning: Alexa will list numbers you didn’t know existed for about a minute.)

List of Amazon Alexa Commands for Definitions and spelling

Get the definition of a word: “Alexa, what’s the definition of [word]?”

Get the spelling of a word: “Alexa, how do you spell [word]?”

List of Amazon Alexa Commands for Voice cast

Send current listening to a Fire tablet: “Alexa, send that to my Fire tablet.”

Send to a different profile’s Fire tablet: “Alexa, show this on [name]’s Fire tablet.”

List of Amazon Alexa Commands for Smart home

You can integrate Alexa with so many smart home platforms like Wink, Insteon, SmartThings, Belkin, WeMo, Philips Hue and Lutron. Some of these platforms require to enable skills, and some of them don’t. So, we are giving you varieties of commands which you can use, but mind you there are much more, and even these are not enough.

Turn lights on or off: “Alexa, turn on the lights” or, “Alexa, turn off the living room lights.”

Dim the lights: “Alexa, dim the lights to 50 percent.”

Adjust temperature: “Alexa, raise the temperature 1 degree.”

Set temperature: “Alexa, set the temperature to 72.”

Lock your doors: “Alexa, lock my back door.”

Close your garage door: “Alexa, ask Garageio to close my garage.”

Discover smart home devices: “Alexa, discover my devices.”

Pair a Bluetooth device: “Alexa, pair” or, “Alexa, Bluetooth.”

Connect to a Bluetooth device: “Alexa, connect to my phone.”

Disconnect from a Bluetooth device: “Alexa, disconnect from my phone.”

Use IFTTT recipes: “Alexa, trigger [IFTTT recipe].”

Activate a scene (limited to Control4, Insteon, Lutron Caséta Wireless, Philips Hue, SmartThings, and Wink): “Alexa, turn on Movie Time” or, “Alexa, turn on Bedtime.”

Control GE appliances with the Geneva skill: “Alexa, tell Geneva to preheat my oven to 400 degrees” or, “Alexa, ask Geneva is my laundry is dry.”

Locate a lost phone with the TrackR Lost My Phone skill: “Alexa, ask TrackR to find my phone.”

Control the TV via Harmony Hub: “Alexa, turn on the TV” or, “Alexa, turn on Netflix.”

List of Amazon Alexa Commands for Profiles and user accounts

Switch profiles: “Alexa, switch accounts.”

Check which profile is active: “Alexa, which profile is this?”

List of Amazon Alexa Commands for Skills

Enable skills: “Alexa, enable Jeopardy!”

Disable skills: “Alexa, disable Domino’s.”

Get Wikipedia information: “Alexa, Wikipedia: [subject].”

Tell Alexa to continue reading a Wikipedia entry: “Alexa, tell me more.”

Ask a general question: “Alexa, how tall is [person or object’s name]?”

Ask a general question: “Alexa, how many people live in America?”

Get a “Game of Thrones” quote: “Alexa, give me a ‘Game of Thrones’ quote.”

List of Amazon Alexa Commands for Greetings

Here are some of the greetings commands, when you use them Alexa will respond.

  • “Alexa, I’m home.”
  • “Alexa, I have a cold.” – Alexa will say comfortable things.
  • “Alexa, thanks!”
  • “Alexa, Happy New Year.”
  • “Alexa, Happy Birthday.”
  • “Alexa, sing Happy Birthday.” – If someone is visiting your home and having a birthday, then you can surprise him/her with this.

List of Amazon Alexa Commands for Translation

  • “Alexa, translate good morning to Spanish” – Alexa will not speak the translation loud, but you will find it in your Alexa app.
  • “Alexa, translate hola to English.” – You can certainly replace ‘hola’ with any foreign language word which you wish to translate. Again you need to check your Alexa app for translation.

List of Amazon Alexa Important Commands

  • “Alexa, Simon says…” then say whatever you want Alexa to repeat, and it will repeat the same.
  • “Alexa, roll a six-sided dice.” – if you are playing a board game than with this command Alexa can become a substitute for your dice and will tell you which number you got.
  • “Alexa, roll two six-sided dice.” – This work in a similar way as the above one does but with two dices. You can even roll five dice of ten sides each by saying, “Alexa, roll five ten-sided dice.”

These are currently the best possible Amazon Alexa commands list we have brought for you. But remember, the commands list keeps getting increasing as there are lot many official and non-official apps joining with Amazon Echo almost every day. So, keep visiting our website for an updated list of Alexa commands for Amazon Echo in future.

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  • tiggyboo

    Is there a printable version of this anywhere? Thanks.

  • No. There is no printable version of this commands.

  • William Nutt

    This is fantastic! There’s an even bigger, up-to-date list at

  • Thanks for sharing the up-to-date list. 👍