Alexa Commands

Alexa can do so many things it is often hard to keep up. Here is a list of major commands for Alexa that you may want to start using if you haven’t already.

Summoning Alexa

  • In order to queue a command all you have to say first is Alexa

Basic commands

  • “Alexa, help”
  • “Alexa, mute”  
  • “Alexa, stop”
  • “Alexa set volume to 5”
  • “Alexa,louder”

Media controls

  • “Alexa, play some music”
  • “Alexa, play music by [artist]”
  • “Alexa, play [radio station] on Pandora”
  • “Alexa, what’s playing?”
  • “Alexa, restart”

Time and Date

  • “Alexa, set an alarm for 7 am”
  • “Alexa, set a repeating alarm for weekdays at 7am”
  • “Alexa, how much time is left on my timer?”
  • “Alexa, what’s the date?”

To-Do and Shopping Lists

  • “Alexa, create a to-do.”
  • “Alexa, what’s on my calendar for tomorrow?”
  • “Alexa, add eggs to my shopping list”
  • “Alexa, what’s on my shopping list?”

News and Weather

  • “Alexa, what’s my Flash Briefing?”
  • “Alexa, what’s the weather like?”
  • “Alexa, what’s my commute look like?”

Entertainment and Food

  • “Alexa, what movies are playing?”
  • “Alexa, tell me about the movie [title].”
  • “Alexa, find me a nearby pizza restaurant.”
  • “Alexa, who plays in [movie or TV show]?”
  • “Who is in the band [name]?”


  • “Alexa, how many [units] are in [units]?”
  • “Alexa, 70 factorial.”


  • “Alexa, what’s the definition of [word]?”
  • “Alexa, how do you spell [word]?”


  • “Alexa, what was the score of the [team] game?”
  • “Alexa, when do the [team] play next?”
  • “Alexa, what are the MLB standings?”


  • “Alexa, buy more deodorant”
  • “Alexa, track my order.”
  • “Alexa, add garbage bags to my cart.”
  • “Alexa, what are your deals?”

Smart Home

  • “Alexa, turn on the lights”
  • “Alexa, raise the temperature 1 degree.”
  • “Alexa, lock my back door.”
  • “Alexa, connect to my phone.”
  • “Alexa, ask TrackR to find my phone.”
  • “Alexa, turn on the TV”

Profiles and User Accounts

  • “Alexa, switch accounts.”
  • “Alexa, which profile is this?”


  • “Alexa, Wikipedia: [subject].”
  • “Alexa, how many people live in America?”

Easter Eggs (check out more on the Reddit thread Alexa Easter eggs)

  • “Alexa, good morning.”
  • “Alexa, I want the truth.”
  • “Alexa, are you SkyNet?”
  • “Alexa, party time!”
  • “Alexa, don’t mention the war.”



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