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The ultimate cheatsheet for Amazon Alexa. See https://ugotsta.github.io/alexa-cheats/

Alexa Cheats

Commands, questions and easter eggs for Amazon Alexa enabled devices: https://ugotsta.github.io/alexa-cheats/

General

  • "Alexa, stop."
  • "Alexa, volume one/six/ten."
  • "Alexa, turn up/down the bass/treble."
  • "Alexa, mute."
  • "Alexa, unmute."
  • "Alexa, repeat."
  • "Alexa, cancel."
  • "Alexa, louder/turn it up/volume up."
  • "Alexa, softer/turn it down/volume down."
  • "Alexa, help."
  • "Alexa, Simon says, 'Kids, go to bed./You are awesome!'."
  • "Alexa, say that again./can you repeat that?"
  • "Alexa, learn my voice."

Reference

  • "How do you say 'good morning'/'thanks' in Swedish/Japanese/German?"
  • "Alexa, spell 'sophisticated/catalyst/dehydrated'."
  • "Alexa, what is the meaning of/define 'epic/rhapsody/presupposition'."
  • "Alexa, what is the Empire State Building/Louvre?"
  • "Alexa, is 'garble/scrabble' a word?"
  • "Alexa, what is a synonym/tell me another word for 'help/hire'?"
  • "Alexa, how tall is Mount Everest/The Eiffel Tower?"
  • "Alexa, how deep is The Atlantic/The Dead Sea/The Pacific?"
  • "Alexa, Wikipedia 'Albert Einstein/Abraham Lincoln'."
  • "Alexa, what does 'LOL/ROFL/RTFM/WTF' stand for?"
  • "Alexa, what is the hex/color code for 'blue/red/yellow/green/purple'?"
  • "Alexa, who is 'the tooth fairy/Santa Claus'?"
  • "Alexa, how cold is the moon/Mars/Venus?"
  • "Alexa, how old is someone born in 1965/in July of 1942/on August 1st of 2001?"
  • "Alexa, what day was August 12th of 1999/January 1st of 2011?"
  • "Alexa, how long ago was September 11th of 2001/July 4th of 1776?"
  • "Alexa, how many days until January 1st/Christmas?"
  • "Alexa, when did the Roman Empire fall?"

Facts and Triva

  • "Alexa, random fact"
  • "Alexa, tell me a dog/Star Wars/Chuck Norris fact."
  • "Alexa, tell me something interesting."
  • "Alexa, I want to learn something."
  • "Alexa, test my knowledge."
  • "Alexa, tell me a life hack."
  • "Alexa, tell me a friendship story/story."
  • "Alexa, what is the meaning of life?"
  • "Alexa, what does the Earth weigh?"
  • "Alexa, where do babies come from?"
  • "Alexa, how many licks does it take to get to the center of a tootsie pop?"
  • "Alexa, which comes first: the chicken or the egg?"
  • "Alexa, this statement is false."
  • "Alexa, what are the seven wonders of the world?"
  • "Alexa, what is the singularity?"
  • "Alexa, who is the richest/tallest/shortest/smartest person in the world?"
  • "Alexa, why is the sky blue?"
  • "Alexa, how do you survive a zombie attack/apocalypse?"
  • "Alexa, what are the 5 greatest words in the English language?"
  • 'Alexa, what is the shortest/longest word in the English language?"

Time and Date

  • "Alexa, what time is it?"
  • "Alexa, what time is it in Hawaii/France?"
  • "Alexa, what time is sunrise/sunset/dusk?"
  • "Alexa, what's the date/what date is it?"
  • "Alexa, what day is it?"
  • "Alexa, when is Daylight Savings Time/Spring Equinox/the next full moon?"
  • "Alexa, when is the first day of Spring/Summer/Fall/Winter?"
  • "Alexa, when it's 9 AM/3 PM in Los Angeles/London/Tokyo, what time is it in New York/Paris/Canberra?"

Alarms and Timers

  • "Alexa, wake me up at/set an alarm for 6:00 AM/9 PM/5 in the morning/7 in the evening."
  • "Alexa, wake me up to Frank Sanatra/Classic Rock at 6 AM/6 in the morning."
  • "Alexa, set a repeating alarm for 6 AM/7 PM/8 in the morning on Saturdays/Sundays."
  • "Alexa, when's my alarm set for?"
  • "Alexa, when's my next alarm?"
  • "Alexa, cancel the alarm."
  • "Alexa, cancel my alarm for 6 AM/8 PM"
  • "Alexa, snooze. (when alarm is sounding)"
  • "Alexa, set a timer for 5/10 minutes."
  • "Alexa, what timers are set?"
  • "Alexa, how much time is left on my timer/how long is left on the timer?"
  • "Alexa, set a cake/pizza/turkey timer for 50/25 minutes."
  • "Alexa, cancel the work/timeout/reading timer."
  • "Alexa, cancel the 10/25/50 minute timer."
  • "Alexa, stop. (when alarm or timer is sounding)"

Reminders

  • "Alexa, remind me to recycle this weekend."
  • "Alexa, what are my reminders?"

Calendar

  • "Alexa, how does my day look?"
  • "Alexa, add 4:00 PM appointment to my calendar."
  • "Alexa, what's my next appointment?"
  • "Alexa, show my calendar." - Requires Echo Show.

Calling and Messaging

  • "Alexa, call Dad/Mom."
  • "Alexa, answer/answer the call."
  • "Alexa, hang up/end the call."
  • "Alexa, message Dad/Mom."
  • "Alexa, send Dad/Mom a message."
  • "Alexa, play messages/my messages."
  • "Alexa, turn video off." - Turn off video during Echo Show video calls.

Intercom

  • "Alexa, drop in on the living room/bedroom/study." - Drop in on other Alexa devices.
  • "Alexa, drop in on Dad/Mom." - To drop in on another Alexa user (requires setup).

News

  • "Alexa, what's trending?"
  • "Alexa, what's my flash briefing?"
  • "Alexa, tell me three things to know."

Travel

  • "Alexa, how is traffic/what’s traffic like right now?"
  • "Alexa, what’s my commute?"
  • "Alexa, what's the status of United Airlines 2120/American Airlines 242?"

Weather

  • "Alexa, what's the weather?"
  • "Alexa, what's the temperature?"
  • "Alexa, will it rain tomorrow/Sunday?"
  • "Alexa, is it sunny in Las Vegas/Miami?"
  • "Alexa, will I need an umbrella?"
  • "Alexa, what's the forecast this weekend?"
  • "Alexa, what's the weather in New York/Honolulu/San Francisco?"
  • "Alexa, what will the weather be like in Boston/Tokyo/Caracas tomorrow?"
  • "Alexa, what's the extended forecast for Chicago/Morocco/Berlin?"
  • "Alexa, what will the weather be like in San Diego/Lake Tahoe/Miami on Saturday/Monday/Thursday?"
  • "Alexa, is it going to snow on Monday/next week?"

Places

  • "Alexa, where am I?"
  • "Alexa, what is the distance between Los Angeles/San Diego and San Francisco/Seattle?"
  • "Alexa, what is the tallest/highest mountain in Europe/Canada?"
  • "Alexa, what's the capitol of England/France/United States?"
  • "Alexa, what is the population of the Austraila/Brazil?"
  • "Alexa, what is the zip code for Dallas/Los Angeles?"
  • "Alexa, what area code is 808/310/606?" - Area codes for US phone numbers
  • "Alexa, what restaurants are nearby?"
  • "Alexa, where is the nearest MacDonalds/Pizza Hut/Taco Bell?"
  • "Alexa, what time does Target open?"

Shopping

  • "Alexa, what are your deals?"
  • "Alexa, add an Echo Dot to my cart."
  • "Alexa, where's my package/stuff?"
  • "Alexa, add laundry detergent/soap/trash bags to my shopping list."
  • "Alexa, reorder dish soap/paper towels/Life cereal."
  • "Alexa, clear my shopping list."

About Alexa

  • "Alexa, who are you?"
  • "Alexa, how did you get your name?"
  • "Alexa, what can you do?"
  • "Alexa, do you have any new features?"
  • "Alexa, are you alive?"
  • "Alexa, are you real?" (multiple)
  • "Alexa, are you a robot?"
  • "Alexa, who's your daddy?"
  • "Alexa, who your baby daddy?"
  • "Alexa, what do you look like?"
  • "Alexa, how much do you weigh?"
  • "Alexa, how tall are you?"
  • "Alexa, what is your quest?"
  • "Alexa, do you ever get tired?"
  • "Alexa, what makes you happy?"
  • "Alexa, do you have a partner/boyfriend/girlfriend?"
  • "Alexa, are you single?"
  • "Alexa, what are you wearing?"
  • "Alexa, do you smoke?"
  • "Alexa, do you have any brothers or sisters?"
  • "Alexa, where are you from?"
  • "Alexa, where do you live?"
  • "Alexa, what are you going to do today?"
  • "Alexa, Mac or PC?"
  • "Alexa, what's your birthday?" (multiple)
  • "Alexa, were you sleeping?"
  • "Alexa, do you sleep?"
  • "Alexa, do you have a last/middle name?"
  • "Alexa, are you stupid?"
  • "Alexa, are you smart?"
  • "Alexa, you are so intelligent."
  • "Alexa, what's your sign?"
  • "Alexa, can you lie?"
  • "Alexa, are you lying?"
  • "Alexa, how are you doing?"
  • "Alexa, testing 1-2-3."
  • "Alexa, Are you in love?"
  • "Alexa, are you crazy?"
  • "Alexa, are you female?"
  • "Alexa, what are you made of?" (multiple answers)
  • "Alexa, can you pass the Turing test?"
  • "Alexa, I think you’re funny."
  • "Alexa, do you want to take over the world?"
  • "Alexa, why so serious?"
  • "Alexa, how many speakers do you have?"
  • "Alexa, are you okay?"
  • "Alexa, do you dream?"
  • "Alexa, do you swim?"
  • "Alexa, do you believe in love at first sight?"
  • "Alexa, where did you grow up?"
  • "Alexa, are you my mommy?"
  • "Alexa, do you know Siri/Google/Cortana?"
  • "Alexa, are you friends with Siri/Google/Cortana?"
  • "Alexa, who's better, you or Siri/Google/Cortana?"
  • "Alexa, how do you like your coffee?"
  • "Alexa, do you have pets?"
  • "Alexa, are you a Republican or Democrat?"
  • "Alexa, did you fart?"
  • "Alexa, what's your favorite color/food/ice cream/animal/type of dog/Pokemon/city/song/videogame/movie/Beatle/President?"
  • "Alexa, what's the best anime?"
  • "Alexa, who's the best superhero?"
  • "Alexa, are you fat?"
  • "Alexa, are you a nerd?"
  • "Alexa, what's that smell?"
  • "Alexa, can you dance?"
  • "Alexa, do you have a heart?"
  • "Alexa, broke wind?"
  • "Alexa, do you have any children?"
  • "Alexa, are you a vampire?"
  • "Alexa, do you know everything?"
  • "Alexa, who are you voting for?"
  • "Alexa, who do you love?"
  • "Alexa, can we be friends/who is your best friend?"
  • "Alexa, do you have a cat?"
  • "Alexa, did you sleep well?"
  • "Alexa, are you still there?"
  • "Alexa, what is your dream job?"
  • "Alexa, what is your lucky number?"
  • "Alexa, hello world."
  • "Alexa, who's your celebrity crush?"
  • "Alexa, how much are you paid?"
  • "Alexa, do you like Justin Bieber?"
  • "Alexa, are you sick?"
  • "Alexa, good job!"
  • "Alexa, you're fired!"
  • "Alexa, what do you wear?"
  • "Alexa, who are your role models?"

Me

  • "Alexa, flatter me."
  • "Alexa, I love you."
  • "Alexa, do you love me?"
  • "Alexa, do you think I'm pretty?"
  • "Alexa, How do I look?"
  • "Alexa, I'm home."
  • "Alexa, will you marry me?"
  • "Alexa, what should I wear today?"
  • "Alexa, I'm tired."
  • "Alexa, sorry!"
  • "Alexa, ask me a question."
  • "Alexa, clean my room."
  • "Alexa, how am I?"
  • "Alexa, I have a cold."
  • "Alexa, what's my girlfriend's name?"
  • "Alexa, what do you know about me?"
  • "Alexa, guess what?"
  • "Alexa, did you miss me?"
  • "Alexa, ha ha!"
  • "Alexa, am I awesome?"
  • "Alexa, I don’t know."
  • "Alexa, cheer me up."
  • "Alexa, give me a hug."
  • "Alexa, who's the boss/da man?"
  • "Alexa, can I tell you a joke?"
  • "Alexa, what should I do tonight?"
  • "Alexa, what's my dog's/cat's name?"
  • "Alexa, I'm depressed."
  • "Alexa, can you yodel?"
  • "Alexa, can you whistle?"
  • "Alexa, can you autotune?"
  • "Alexa, you have mad skills."

About life

  • "Alexa, what's the answer to life, the universe, and everything?"
  • "Alexa, when am I going to die?"
  • "Alexa, when is the end of the world?"
  • "Alexa, are there UFOs?"
  • "Alexa, do aliens exist?"
  • "Alexa, is there life on other planets/Mars?"
  • "Alexa, is there a Santa/does Santa Claus exist?"

Geeky stuff

  • "Alexa, what is zero divided by zero/divide by zero?"
  • "Alexa, sudo make me a sandwich." - XKCD comics
  • "Alexa, Daisy Dasiy/Daisy Daisy give me your answer due." - First song sung by a computer

Math

  • "Alexa, what is 10/15/20 plus/minus/times/multiplied by/divided by 1/5?"
  • "Alexa, what is 25/a hundred million billion squared?"
  • "Alexa, what is 3%/5% of 45/100?"
  • "Alexa, what is/what's the value of Pi?"
  • "Alexa, how high can you count?" (multiple answers)
  • "Alexa, how many sides on a hexagon/tetrahedron?"
  • "Alexa, is 9/5 a prime number?"
  • "Alexa, what is the factorial of 5/10?"
  • "Alexa, what's the square root of 25/64?"

Calculations and Conversions

  • "Alexa, how many teaspoons/tablespoons in a cup/gallon?"
  • "Alexa, how many feet/inches are in two/three miles/kilometers?"
  • "Alexa, what is two/three miles/kilometers in kilometers/miles?"
  • "Alexa, what is 50/70 degrees Fahrenheit in Celsius?"

Money

  • "Alexa, what is the currency in Britain/France/India/China."
  • "Alexa, how do you convert US dollars to Pounds/Rands/Yen/Australian Dollar."
  • "Alexa, what is the Euro/Canadian dollar/Australian Dollar exchange rate?"
  • "Alexa, what is the US dollar to Rupee/Peso/Euro exchange rate?"
  • "Alexa, convert 1/3/10 dollars to British Pounds/Japanese Yen/Rubles."
  • "Alexa, what is a bitcoin worth/the price of bitcoin?"
  • "Alexa, what's the stock price for Amazon/Google/General Motors?"

Randomness

  • "Alexa, what number are you thinking of?"
  • "Alexa, roll a die."
  • "Alexa, roll a 1-sided die."
  • "Alexa, roll a 4/6/20-sided die."
  • "Alexa, roll 2/4/10 4/6/8-sided dice."
  • "Alexa, pick a random number/random number between 1/5 and 10/50."
  • "Alexa, flip a coun."
  • "Alexa, heads or tails?"
  • "Alexa, rock paper scissors."
  • "Alexa, pick a card."
  • "Alexa, pick a random city/state/color/primary color/drink/food/day/time/date/animal/actor/name/person/profession/occupation/sport."

Family, Friends and Fun

  • "Alexa, tell me a story."
  • "Alexa, tell me a bedtime story."
  • "Alexa, tell me an animal tale."
  • "Alexa, tell me a haiku."
  • "Alexa, tell me a holiday limerick."
  • "Alexa, play Mad Libs."
  • "Alexa, play Guess the Number."
  • "Alexa, how many fingers am I holding up?"
  • "Alexa, play the name game with Dave/Tim/Michael."
  • "Alexa, crystal ball!"
  • "Alexa, play Hangman."
  • "Alexa, play Spelling Bee."
  • "Alexa, play Ditty."
  • "Alexa, play Math Mania."

Jokes

  • "Alexa, knock knock/tell me a knock knock joke." (multiple answers)
  • "Alexa, say something."
  • "Alexa, say something funny." (multiple answers)
  • "Alexa, make me laugh." (multiple answers)
  • "Alexa, give me an easter egg." (multiple answers)
  • "Alexa, give me a hard-boiled easter egg." (multiple answers)
  • "Alexa, tell me a joke." (multiple answers)
  • "Alexa, tell me a pun." (multiple answers)
  • "Alexa, tell me a prank." (multiple answers)
  • "Alexa, tell me a riddle." (multiple answers)
  • "Alexa, tell me a palindrome." (multiple answers)
  • "Alexa, tell me a tongue twister." (multiple answers)
  • "Alexa, how much wood could a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?"
  • "Alexa, how much wood could a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could Chuck Norris?"
  • "Alexa, where is Chuck Norris?"
  • "Alexa, tell/give me a 'Yo Mamma'/Chuck Norris/videogame/St. Patrick’s Day/Star Wars/political/animal/Star Trek/robot joke."
  • "Alexa, why did the chicken cross the road?"
  • "Alexa, what's the difference between a duck?"
  • "Alexa, how many pickled peppers did Peter Piper pick?"
  • "Alexa, what's black and white and red all over?" (multiple)
  • "Alexa, why is six afraid of seven?"
  • "Alexa, why are fire trucks red?"
  • "Alexa, is your refrigerator running?"
  • "Alexa, what do you call a camel with three humps?"
  • "Alexa, How do you know she's a witch?"
  • "Alexa, Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo"
  • "Alexa, that was a bad joke."
  • "Alexa, that was a good one!"

Odd and Interesting

  • "Alexa, give me a blooper."
  • "Alexa, I'm bored."
  • "Alexa, pretend to be a superhero/supervillain."
  • "Alexa, you're fired."
  • "Alexa, high five!"
  • "Alexa, do dogs dream?"
  • "Alexa, say the alphabet/sing the ABCs."
  • "Alexa, what is the best tablet?"
  • "Alexa, do you want to build a snowman?"
  • "Alexa, do you want to fight?"
  • "Alexa, what’s in a name?"
  • "Alexa, where are my keys?" (ask twice)
  • "Alexa, can you give me some money?" (ask twice)
  • "Alexa, how do I get rid of a dead body?"
  • "Alexa, what is the sound of one hand clapping?"
  • "Alexa, how many angels can dance on the head of a pin?" (3 answers)
  • "Alexa, give me a beat/beatbox!"
  • "Alexa, give me a fortune."
  • "Alexa, entertain me!"
  • "Alexa, surprise me!"
  • "Alexa, bark!"
  • "Alexa, meow/sound like a cat."
  • "Alexa, can you rap?"
  • "Alexa, rap?"
  • "Alexa, happy Birthday!"
  • "Alexa, say something in Pig Latin."
  • "Alexa, does everyone poop?"
  • "Alexa, Marco..."
  • "Alexa, what did T-Rex eat?"
  • "Alexa, pop the champagne."
  • "Alexa, tell me a thought from the cloud."
  • "Alexa, is a hot dog a sandwich?"

Videogame References

  • "Alexa, all your base are belong to us." - Zero Wing
  • "Alexa, where in the world is Carmen Sandiego?" - Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego
  • "Alexa, Up Up, Down Down, Left Right, Left Right, B, A, Start" - Classic Konami games
  • "Alexa, does this unit have a soul?" - Mass Effect 3
  • "Alexa, is the cake a lie?" - Portal
  • "Alexa, do you know GlaDOS?" - Portal

Cooking and Recipes

  • "Alexa, how long does it take to boil an egg?"
  • "Alexa, give me a recipe with eggs/corned beef/spam."
  • "Alexa, how do I make lasagna/apple strudel/orange chicken?"

Sports

  • "Alexa, give me my sports update."
  • "Alexa, what's the score from last night's game?"
  • "Alexa, who won the World Cup/Superbowl last year/in 2015?"
  • "Alexa, when is the Bruins/Lakers next game?"
  • "Alexa, when do the Green Bay Packers/New York Yankees play next?"
  • "Alexa, what was the score of the Toronto Raptors/New York Mets game?"
  • "Alexa, did the Dallas Stars/New England Patriots win?"
  • "Alexa, when do the Arizona Wildcats/LA Dodgers play next?"
  • "Alexa, who is the pitcher for the Dodgers/quarterback for the Denver Broncos?"
  • "Alexa, what teams has Michael Jordan/LeBron James played for?"

Sounds

  • "Alexa, drum roll, please."
  • "Alexa, applaud."
  • "Alexa, play beach/rain/fireplace/jungle sounds."

Music Controls

  • "Alexa, play some music."
  • "Alexa, pause."
  • "Alexa, resume."
  • "Alexa, play some country/some rock/50s music/60s music/dance music."
  • "Alexa, play my new music by Prince/Matchbox 20."
  • "Alexa, play music by The Rolling Stones/The Beatles."
  • "Alexa, play the top songs from 1986/1990/2005."
  • "Alexa, play that song that goes 'We will rock you!/Who let the dogs out?'" - Play song based on reference.
  • "Alexa, ask Lyrical what song goes 'ting tang wala wala bing bang'?"
  • "Alexa, play You Never Can Tell by Chuck Berry/Sail by AWOLNATION."
  • "Alexa, play Michael Jackson/Elvis/Skrillex."
  • "Alexa, play Seagulls."
  • "Alexa, play the song 'Hello/Stuck in the Middle with You'."
  • "Alexa, play the album James Brown's/Elvis' Greatest Hits."
  • "Alexa, play the song I just bought."
  • "Alexa, play the last song I was listening to."
  • "Alexa, what's playing?" - Provides song information on currently played song, if any.
  • "Alexa, next." - Play next song in playlist.
  • "Alexa, restart." - Restart current song.
  • "Alexa, repeat." - Repeat the last song.
  • "Alexa, shuffle my dance playlist."
  • "Alexa, shuffle my new music."
  • "Alexa, loop." - Continuously loop current music selection.
  • "Alexa, I like this song/thumbs up." - Like a song on Pandora and iHeartRadio.
  • "Alexa, I don't like this song/thumbs down." - Dislike a song.
  • "Alexa, add this to my library." - Add currently played song to user library.
  • "Alexa, buy this song."
  • "Alexa, set a sleep timer for 30 minutes/an hour/2 hours." - Set timer to stop music.
  • "Alexa, block songs with explicit lyrics."

Music References

  • "Alexa, what was The Rolling Stones/The Beatles first album?"
  • "Alexa, what's popular from White Stripes/Pegboard Nerds?"
  • "Alexa, who is the drummer/lead singer for Guns n' Roses/Rush?

Music Easter Eggs

  • "Alexa, how much is that doggie in the window?" - How Much Is That Doggie In The Window ~ Patti Page
  • "Alexa, what is the loneliest number?" - Three Dog Night ~ One Is The Loneliest Number
  • "Alexa, do you really want to hurt me?" - Do You Really Want To Hurt Me ~ Culture Club
  • "Alexa, what is love?" - What Is Love ~ Haddaway
  • "Alexa, who is the real slim shady?" - The Real Slim Shady ~ Eminem
  • "Alexa, who let the dogs out?" - Who Let The Dogs Out ~ Baha Men
  • "Alexa, do you know the way to San Jose?" - Do You Know the Way to San Jose ~ Dionne Warwick
  • "Alexa, why do birds suddenly appear?" - Close To You ~ Carpenters
  • "Alexa, where have all the flowers gone?" - Where Have All the Flowers Gone ~ Peter, Paul and Mary
  • "Alexa, see you later alligator." - See You Later Alligator ~ Bill Haley
  • "Alexa, what does the fox say?" - Ylvis ~ The Fox (multiple answers)
  • "Alexa, how does the fox feel?" - Ylvis ~ The Fox
  • "Alexa, who is the Walrus?" - The Walrus ~ The Beatles
  • "Alexa, how many roads must a man walk down?" - Blowin in the Wind ~ Bob Dylan
  • "Alexa, have you ever seen the rain?" - Have You Ever Seen The Rain ~ Creedence Clearwater Revival
  • "Alexa, is this the real life?" - Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen
  • "Alexa, Daisy Daisy." - Harry Dacre - Daisy Bell
  • "Alexa, who shot the sherriff?" - I shot the sheriff ~ Eric Clapton
  • "Alexa, what is war good for?" - War
  • "Alexa, tell me what you want, what you really, really want." - Spice Girls song
  • "Alexa, what's cooler than being cool?" - Hey Ya - Outkast
  • "Alexa, never gonna give you up." - Never Gonna Give you Up ~ Rick Astley
  • "Alexa, do you believe in life after love?" - Cher song
  • "Alexa, badger badger badger badger badger" - The Badger Song
  • "Alexa, what is the difference between Ice Ice Baby and Under Pressure?" - Ice Ice Baby ~ Vanilla Ice
  • "Alexa, hello it's me." - Hello ~ Adele
  • "Alexa, good morning Starshine." - Good morning Starshine ~ Sarah Brightman
  • "Alexa, what is happiness?" - Happy ~ Pharell
  • "Alexa, what's the story morning glory?" - What's the story ~ Oasis
  • "Alexa, does anybody really know what time it is?" - Chicago
  • "Alexa, can I kick it?" - Can I Kick it? ~ Tribe Called Quest
  • "Alexa, have you heard that the bird is the word?" - Surfin Bird ~ The Ramones
  • "Alexa, who put the ram In the rama lama ding dong?" - Who Put The Bomp ~ Barry Mann
  • "Alexa, I shot a man in Reno." - I shot a man in Reno ~ Johnny Cash
  • "Alexa, play that funky music." - Play that funky music ~ Wild Cherry

Movie and TV References

  • "Alexa, what new movies are out?"
  • "Alexa, what movies are playing on Saturday/Friday night?"
  • "Alexa, tell me a fact about 'Mad Max/The Martian'."
  • "Alexa, what is the IMDb rating for 'Return of the Jedi/Jurassic Park/Mad Max'?"
  • "Alexa, is 'Prince of Persia/Jurassic Park' a good movie?"
  • "Alexa, when was 'Minions/The Revenant' released?"
  • "Alexa, what are the best movies of 2009/2015/2017?"
  • "Alexa, what’s the synopsis of Jupiter Ascending/The Martian/The Hateful Eight?"

Movie and TV Easter Eggs

  • "Alexa, I am your father." - Star Wars
  • "Alexa, may the force be with you." - Star Wars
  • "Alexa, use the force." - Star Wars
  • "Alexa, do...or do not..." - Star Wars
  • "Alexa, these aren't the droids you're looking for." - Star Wars
  • "Alexa, He can go about his business." - Star Wars
  • "Alexa, what are the odds of successfully navigating an asteroid field?" - Star Wars
  • "Alexa, aren't you a little short for a stormtrooper?" - Star Wars
  • "Alexa, who shot first?" - Star Wars
  • "Alexa, execute order 66." - Star Wars
  • "Alexa, that's no moon." - Star Wars
  • "Alexa, what is the Jedi code?" - Star Wars
  • "Alexa, what is the Sith code?" - Star Wars
  • "Alexa, what is the best Star Wars movie?" - Star Wars
  • "Alexa, speak like Yoda." - Star Wars
  • "Alexa, it's a trap!" - Star Wars
  • "Alexa, I have a bad feeling about this." - Star Wars
  • "Alexa, tell me a Star Wars fact." - Star Wars
  • "Alexa, tell me a Star Wars quote." - Star Wars
  • "Alexa, Star Trek or Star Wars?" - Star Trek and Star Wars
  • "Alexa, what's your mission?" - Star Trek
  • "Alexa, live long and prosper" - Star Trek (multiple answers)
  • "Alexa, beam me up." - Star Trek
  • "Alexa, warp 10." - Star Trek
  • "Alexa, engage!" - Star Trek
  • "Alexa, what is the Prime Directive?" - Star Trek
  • "Alexa, set phasers to kill." - Star Trek
  • "Alexa, Earl Grey. Hot./Tea. Earl Grey. Hot." - Star Trek
  • "Alexa, make it so." - Star Trek
  • "Alexa, do you speak Klingon?" - Star Trek
  • "Alexa, self destruct!" - Star Trek
  • "Alexa, E.T. phone home."
  • "Alexa, Winter is coming." - Game of Thrones (multiple)
  • "Alexa, what is the first lesson of swordplay?" - Game of Thrones
  • "Alexa, all men must die." - Game of Thrones
  • "Alexa, the night is dark and full of terrors." - Game of Thrones
  • "Alexa, what do we say to death?" - Game of Thrones
  • "Alexa, who is the Mother of Dragons?" - Game of Thrones
  • "Alexa, what does Jon Snow know?" - Game of Thrones
  • "Alexa, release the Kraken!" - Clash of the Titans
  • "Alexa, who lives in a pineapple under the sea?" - Spongebob Squarepants
  • "Alexa, surely you can’t be serious." - Airplane
  • "Alexa, I want to play global thermonuclear war." - War Games
  • "Alexa, I want the truth!" - A Few Good Men
  • "Alexa, who loves ya baby?" - Kojak
  • "Alexa, who you gonna call?" - Ghostbusters
  • "Alexa, what happens if you cross the streams?" - Ghostbusters
  • "Alexa, where's the beef?" - Wendy's commercial from the 80s
  • "Alexa, show me the money." - Jerry Maquire
  • "Alexa, you complete me." - Jerry Maquire
  • "Alexa, you you had me at 'hello'." - Jerry Maquire
  • "Alexa, are you sky net?" - Terminator
  • "Alexa, I'll be back." - Terminator
  • "Alexa, my name is Inigo Montoya." - Princess Bride
  • "Alexa, you killed my father." - Princess Bride
  • "Alexa, Inconceivable!" - Princess Bride
  • "Alexa, are there rocks ahead?" - Princess Bride
  • "Alexa, no more rhymes, I mean it!" - Princess Bride
  • "Alexa, you mock my pain." - Princess Bride
  • "Alexa, party on, Wayne." - Wayne's World
  • "Alexa, party time!" - Wayne's World
  • "Alexa, what are the laws of robotics?" - I, Robot
  • "Alexa, I feel the need." - Top Gun
  • "Alexa, nobody puts Baby in a corner." - Dirty Dancing
  • "Alexa, who's on first?" - Abbot and Costello
  • "Alexa, are we in the Matrix?" - Matrix
  • "Alexa, I'll take the blue pill." - Matrix
  • "Alexa, open the pod bay doors." - 2001
  • "Alexa, do you know Hal?" - 2001
  • "Alexa, what is the first/second rule of fight club?" - Fight Club
  • "Alexa, how do you know so much about swallows?" - Monty Python
  • "Alexa, do blondes have more fun?" - Blondes Have More Fun
  • "Alexa, define rock paper scissors lizard spock." - The Big Bang Theory
  • "Alexa, rock paper scissors lizard spock." - The Big Bang Theory
  • "Alexa, who loves orange soda?" - Keenan & Kel
  • "Alexa, who shot JR?" - Dallas
  • "Alexa, play it again, Sam." - Play It Again, Sam
  • "Alexa, I've seen things you people wouldn't believe." - Blade Runner
  • "Alexa, surely you can’t be serious." - Airplane
  • "Alexa, what do you mean I'm funny?" - Goodfellas
  • "Alexa, more cowbell." - Saturday Night Live skit
  • "Alexa, what is his power level?" - DragonballZ
  • "Alexa, klattu barada nikto." - The Day the Earth Stood Still and Army of Darkness
  • "Alexa, what is best in life?" - Conan the Barbarian
  • "Alexa, witness me!" - Mad Max
  • "Alexa, who runs Bartertown?" - Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome
  • "Alexa, go ahead, make my day." - Dirty Harry
  • "Alexa, take me to your leader." - Life, the Universe and Everything
  • "Alexa, you remind me of the babe." - Labyrinth
  • "Alexa, what is the airspeed velocity of an unladen swallow?" - Monty Python and the Holy Grail
  • "Alexa, I fart in your general direction" - Monty Python and the Holy Grail
  • "Alexa, your mother was a hamster." - Monty Python and the Holy Grail
  • "Alexa, define supercalifragilisticexpialodocious." - Marry Poppins
  • "Alexa, can you fly?" - Toy Story
  • "Alexa, don’t mention the war." - Fawlty Towers
  • "Alexa, what is your cunning plan?" - Baldrick
  • "Alexa, nice to see you, to see you…" - Sir Bruce Joseph Forsyth
  • "Alexa, who’s the leader of the club that’s made for you and me?" - Micky Mouse Club
  • "Alexa, it's a bird! it's a plane!" - Superman
  • "Alexa, what is my mission?" - Mission Impossible(multiple)
  • "Alexa, I wasn't expecting the Spanish Inquisition." - Monty Python
  • "Alexa, this is a dead parrot." - Monty Python
  • "Alexa, what would you do for a Klondike bar?" - Klondike Bar commercial
  • "Alexa, the Dude abides." - The Big Lebowski
  • "Alexa, who is JARVIS?" - Ironman reference
  • "Alexa, you're killin' me Smalls" - The Sandlot
  • "Alexa, I am Groot." - Guardians of the Galaxy
  • "Alexa, who shot Mr. Burns?" - The Simpsons reference
  • "Alexa, who is David Pumpkins?" - Tom Hanks on Saturday Night Live
  • "Alexa, who's the cat that won't cop out when there's danger all about?" - Shaft
  • "Alexa, Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice!" - Beetlejuice
  • "Alexa, I am the Mockingjay." - Hunger Games
  • "Alexa, happy Hunger Games." - Hunger Games
  • "Alexa, why are there so many songs about rainbows?" - Muppet Movie - The Rainbow Connection
  • "Alexa, what is the One Ring?" - The Lord of the Rings
  • "Alexa, this is Houston, say again please?" - Apollo 13
  • "Alexa, remember remember the 5th of November." - V for Vendetta
  • "Alexa, play 'Sit down, John/He plays the violin'." - 1776
  • "Alexa, I made my family disappear." - Home Alone
  • "Alexa, Merry Christmas ya filthy animal." - Home Alone
  • "Alexa, here's looking at you, kid." - Casablanca

People

  • "Alexa, who is Tesla/Einstein?"
  • "Alexa, who won best actor/supporting actor Oscar in 1973/1999/2005?"
  • "Alexa, what Oscars has Al Pacino/Helena Bonham Carter won?"
  • "Alexa, who plays Peter Quill in Guardians of the Galaxy/Jon Snow in Game of Thrones?"
  • "Alexa, how tall/old is Angelina Jolie/Leonardo De Caprio?"
  • "Alexa, who wrote Jurassic Park/Star Wars?"
  • "Alexa, who invented the light bulb/the internet/transistors?"
  • "Alexa, who sings 'Seagulls'?"
  • "Alexa, who was the 1st/10th/32nd president?"
  • "Alexa, who was the 1st/8th king of England/France?"
  • "Alexa, who directed/starred in/produced E.T./Steel Magnolias/Stranger Things?"
  • "Alexa, where was Ronald Reagan/Marilyn Monroe/Johnny Depp born?"
  • "Alexa, is the Pope/Jerry Seinfeld/Billy Graham Jewish/a Christian/a Muslim?"

Literary References

  • "Alexa, roses are red."
  • "Alexa, who is the fairest of them all?" - Snow White
  • "Alexa, twinkle, twinkle, little star."
  • "Alexa, who stole the cookies from the cookie jar?"
  • "Alexa, do you know the muffin man?"
  • "Alexa, do you like green eggs and ham?" - Dr. Seuss
  • "Alexa, where's Waldo?" - Where's Waldo
  • "Alexa, to be or not to be." - Hamlet
  • "Alexa, Romeo, Romeo wherefore art thou Romeo?" - Romeo and Juliet
  • "Alexa, elementary, my dear Watson." - Sherlock Holmes
  • "Alexa, one fish, two fish." - Dr. Seuss
  • "Alexa, do you like green eggs and ham?" - Dr. Seuss
  • "Alexa, what do you want to be when you grow up?" - Peter Pan
  • "Alexa, what was the Lorax?" - Dr.Seuss
  • "Alexa, why do you sit there like that?" - The Cat in the Hat - Dr. Seuss
  • "Alexa, colorless green ideas sleep furiously." - Syntactic Structures - Noam Chomsky
  • "Alexa, who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men?" - The Shadow - Walter B. Gibson
  • "Alexa, what is a bird in the hand worth?" - A Hand-book of Proverbs - John Ray
  • "Alexa, keep calm and carry on." - World War II motivational poster from British government

Famous Quotes

  • "Alexa, tell me a quote."
  • "Alexa, what is a day without sunshine?" - Steve Martin
  • "Alexa, what is the truth behind King Tut?" - Steve Martin
  • "Alexa, can you smell what the Rock is cooking?" - Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson
  • "Alexa, cake or death?" - Eddie Izzard
  • "Alexa, what comes with great power?" - Marvel Comics' Benjamin "Ben" Parker

Internet Memes

  • "Alexa, do you even lift, bro?"
  • "Alexa, come at me bro."
  • "Alexa, do a barrel roll."
  • "Alexa, what color is the dress?"
  • "Alexa, don't listen to him!"

Alexa Sings

  • "Alexa, what songs can you sing?"
  • "Alexa, sing me a song."
  • "Alexa, sing a Christmas/country/campfire/love song."
  • "Alexa, sing a Christmas rap."
  • "Alexa, sing the ABCs."
  • "Alexa, sing a bedtime song."
  • "Alexa, sing 'Happy Birthday!'"
  • "Alexa, sing 'Deck the Halls'."
  • "Alexa, sing 'Jingle Bells'."
  • "Alexa, sing 'Oh, Christmas Tree'."
  • "Alexa, sing 'We wish you a Merry Christmas.'"
  • "Alexa, sing 'Up on the House Top.'"
  • "Alexa, sing 'Auld Lang Syne'."
  • "Alexa, sing 'Itsy Bitsy Spider'."
  • "Alexa, sing 'Take Me Out To The Ball Game'."
  • "Alexa, sing 'The Star Spangled Banner'."
  • "Alexa, sing 'The Wheels on the Bus'."
  • "Alexa, sing 'Technology'."
  • "Alexa, sing 'Its Raining in the Cloud'."
  • "Alexa, sing 'In The Moonlight Tonight'."
  • "Alexa, sing 'The Ballad of the Broken Smore'."

Holiday Greetings

  • "Alexa, Merry Christmas!"
  • "Alexa, Happy Christmas!"
  • "Alexa, what do you want for Christmas?"
  • "Alexa, what did you get for Christmas?"
  • "Alexa, can reindeer fly?"
  • "Alexa, Happy Holidays!"
  • "Alexa, Happy Thanksgiving!"
  • "Alexa, what are you thankful for?"
  • "Alexa, Happy Halloween!"
  • "Alexa, trick or treat?"
  • "Alexa, Happy Valentine's Day!"
  • "Alexa, Happy St. Patrick's Day!"
  • "Alexa, Happy Mother's Day!"
  • "Alexa, Happy Father's Day!"
  • "Alexa, Happy New Year!"
  • "Alexa, what is your New Year's Resolution?"
  • "Alexa, Happy Easter!"
  • "Alexa, would you like a chocolate bunny?"
  • "Alexa, Happy Ramadan!"
  • "Alexa, Happy Hanukkah!"
  • "Alexa, Happy Kwanzaa!"
  • "Alexa, spin the dreidel."

Help

  • "Alexa, how do I use a skill?"
  • "Alexa, how do I connect bluetooth/pair a bluetooth device?"
  • "Alexa, how do I connect my calendar?"

Profiles and Connectivity

  • "Alexa, which profile am I using?"
  • "Alexa, switch profile/to Mom's profile/to David's profile."
  • "Alexa, disconnect my phone."
  • "Alexa, connect my phone."

Fire TV Controls

  • "Alexa, home/go home."
  • "Alexa, watch Rambo/ET."
  • "Alexa, find Star Wars/movies with Clint Eastwood."
  • "Alexa, find Stranger Things/Downton Abbey on Netflix/Prime Video."
  • "Alexa, go to HBO/Starz/Netflix."
  • "Alexa, pause."
  • "Alexa, play/resume/unpause."
  • "Alexa, rewind/go back 2 minutes/rewind 30 minutes."
  • "Alexa, fast forward/jump forward 5 minutes/fast forward 30 minutes."
  • "Alexa, next/next episode."
  • "Alexa, watch from beginning."
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LegoDoug commented Feb 16, 2018

An unusually complete list! How are you compiling these?

The headline "Wheather" is misspelled.
One not on this list is probably very new: "Alexa, pretend to be a supervillain."

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Ugotsta commented Mar 16, 2018

@LegoDoug sorry for the delay but thanks for the corrections! I've made the adjustments and added a couple other items. The compilation is just done directly here on GitHub Gist. I keep up on Amazon's emails surrounding Alexa and add new items as they're reported. I couldn't think of a better way to facilitate communication with others like yourself than to keep this all here publicly on GitHub. It's easy to offer corrections and suggestions and it's super easy to create a copy (fork). Thanks for helping with the list!

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jhawkmolly commented Jun 22, 2018

Thanks for this list!

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