Amazon Alexa is an amazing home assistant with some awesome tips and tricks up its sleeve. I am using the Amazon Echo, and trust me, it is very useful. This Bluetooth speaker is one step ahead in our time, you can simply ask to tell Alexa to play a song, and it will start playing it. However, the most exciting part about Amazon Alexa is its usability; if you are worried about washing clothes, or boiling vegetables, just set a reminder, and Alexa will remind you on your Amazon Echo.
So, if you’re like me, who’s using Amazon Echo for fun, here are some Amazon Alexa tricks that you can ask your Echo to do.
Amazon Alexa Tricks
1. Change Alexa’s Name:
Did you know you can change the name of your Amazon Alexa? Just go to the setting panel of your Alexa app and change the calling voice to Amazon or Echo. This is so fun and so easy. However, you won’t be able to call Alexa, Alexa which means only you’ll be able to control the device.
2. Say anything with Simon says:
This is probably the best Amazon Alexa trick you play with friends. Just say the ‘Simon Say‘ command to Alexa, and say anything that you want Alexa to say. It will repeat the words. Fair warning, try not to say any curse words. Haha!
3. Play everywhere with Echo devices:
Have multiple echo devices in your house? Just add them into your Amazon Alexa account and synchronise them together. Make sure to give specific commands to Alexa to play everywhere, and it will start playing on all your Echo devices. Of course, this fun Amazon Alexa trick will only work if you have multiple Echo devices at your home.
4. Create a separate profile
Did you know you can create a separate profile on your Alexa device for every family member? This is very easy. Just tell Alexa to create a profile, and it will ask you the profile’s name; each profile can have a different preference, which means each profile will have different reminders, calendars, shopping lists etc.
5. Assign pin code for Amazon purchase
You can assign a simple pin code for your Amazon Account, which means if you ask your Alexa to buy something from your Amazon account, it will ask you for that pin and keep the purchase reserved for you. This helps greatly if you don’t want anyone else to order from your Amazon account just by giving Alexa commands.
6. Connect your smart devices
Have some smart devices at your home? Just connect to your Amazon Alexa and control all your smart devices’ features by saying whether you have a smart light, smart tv, or any other smart home appliance. Go to your Alexa app’s device settings and search for all the devices. Find your device and connect it with Amazon Alexa.
7. Say Alexa find my phone
Forget where you kept your smartphone? Just ask Alexa to find your device, and it will call your smartphone. You might find it between the cushion or the pillow, so maybe you should check them first. This Fun Amazon Alexa trick can help you find your phone in your house. However, don’t tell many people this trick; especially kids.
8. Ask Alexa to flip a coin
Having difficulty in making a decision? Or who should go first? Ask Alexa to flip a coin, and it will tell you the answer. This fun Alexa trick will help you out in case you’re playing a game and you want to make a quick decision.
9. Ask Alexa to Spell a word
Confused about the spelling of a word? Just ask Alexa to look for it, and it will tell you the spelling. Kids who keep forgetting spelling and its meaning love this sweet Amazon Alexa trick.
10. Set a routine on Alexa
Setting a routine on Alexa is perhaps the best trick that you can try. It helps a lot in ensuring you get the right information at the right time. For example, set the alarm in the morning with weather reports, and after a couple of minutes, set an auto music playback with morning music; later, you can set Alexa to read news for you, and so on.
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