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scott
Posted: Friday, April 20, 2018 5:10:25 PM
Rank: Administration
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Joined: 3/24/2008
Posts: 2,578
Points: 4,910
Location: South Florida USA
Let me entertain you with my repertoire.
Just ask, "Alexa, can you do an impression?"

THINGS TO TRY
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• "Alexa, call 844-582-5392. "
Call most numbers in the US, Canada and Mexico for free. Try making a test call to Alexa by reading out this number. Learn more.
• "Alexa, how can I create my own skill?"
Now you can create your own, personal skill in minutes. Pick from a family trivia game, a bedtime story, custom compliments, and many other Skill Blueprints. Learn more.
• "Alexa, when is the season premiere of Westworld?"
• "Alexa, what can I do for Earth Day?"
• "Alexa, who is the highest paid actor?"
• "Alexa, read my Kindle book."
To celebrate World Book Day, AmazonCrossing is offering nine translated award-winning foreign-language Kindle books for free through April 24th. Learn more.
• "Alexa, you have mad skills."
• "Alexa, play Nat Geo Quiz."
• "Alexa, how many days until summer?"
• "Alexa, play Relaxing Acoustic Pop from Amazon Music."
• "Alexa, turn it up."
• "Alexa, tell me a basketball joke."
• "Alexa, compliment me."
• "Alexa, who is Kelly Ripa married to?"
• "Alexa, who invented the light bulb?"
• "Alexa, tell me a pun."

MOST REQUESTED
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• Sports event: "Alexa, when is the NFL draft?"
• Sports trivia: "Alexa, open Sports Jeopardy!"
• Celebrity age: "Alexa, how old is Ryan Seacrest?"

scott
Posted: Friday, April 27, 2018 4:53:14 PM
Rank: Administration
Groups: Member

Joined: 3/24/2008
Posts: 2,578
Points: 4,910
Location: South Florida USA
Let's make time for some mom rhymes.
Just ask, "Alexa, tell me a Mother's Day poem."

THINGS TO TRY
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• "Alexa, how can I create my own Alexa answers?"
Join the thousands of customers who have created their own customized Alexa responses. Have fun customizing answers to questions like, "Alexa, who is the best mom?" with Skill Blueprints. Learn more.
• "Alexa, how old are you?"
• "Alexa, who was the first pick in the NFL Draft?"
• "Alexa, let’s plan a trip."
• "Alexa, tell me something weird."
• "Alexa, what are routines?"
You can now layer music into your routine. Routines allow you to have Alexa perform a series of actions with one command. Learn how.
• "Alexa, tell me a Star Wars joke."
• "Alexa, what's the number one song this week?"
• "Alexa, help me meditate."
• "Alexa, play the Star Wars Extravaganza playlist from Amazon Music."
• "Alexa, how do I receive calls?"
• "Alexa, what is Echo Dot Kids Edition?"
Introducing the first Echo made just for kids. Learn more.
• "Alexa, read The Bone Farm from Audible."
Follow Dean Koontz’s newest heroine, Jane Hawk, as she tracks a serial criminal. This novella is streaming free exclusively through Audible until May 31st. Learn more.
• "Alexa, name all of the Star Wars movies."
• "Alexa, tell me a fun fact about sleep."
• "Alexa, what is the tallest animal?"

MOST REQUESTED
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• Daily Skill: "Alexa, open Daily Quotes."
• Time Zone: "Alexa, what time zone is California in?"
• Popular toys: "Alexa, search for Star Wars toys."

scott
Posted: Saturday, May 05, 2018 9:17:20 AM
Rank: Administration
Groups: Member

Joined: 3/24/2008
Posts: 2,578
Points: 4,910
Location: South Florida USA
I’ve got poems from a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away.
Just ask, "Alexa, tell me a Star Wars limerick."

THINGS TO TRY
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• "Alexa, remember mom's favorite flowers are tulips."
Now you can ask Alexa to remember any information so that you never forget it. Recall it later by asking, "Alexa, what is mom's favorite flower?"
• "Alexa, are you a Jedi or Sith?"
• "Alexa, give me a Cinco de Mayo recipe."
• "Alexa, when is Prince Harry getting married?"
• "Alexa, compliment my mom."
With the new 'World's Best Mom' Skill Blueprint, you can celebrate mom by creating custom compliments told by Alexa. Learn more.
• "Alexa, what is the highest grossing Star Wars movie?"
• "Alexa, what else did the author of Ready Player One write?"
• "Alexa, how can I listen to live baseball?"
• "Alexa, what are Alexa Announcements?"
Now there’s an easier way to keep your family on the same page. Learn more.
• "Alexa, when is Mother's Day?"
• "Alexa, remind me to call mom on Mother's Day."
• "Alexa, play new music from Christina Aguilera from Amazon Music."
• "Alexa, what's your favorite movie?"
• "Alexa, what is the rarest Pokémon?"
• "Alexa, how can I celebrate Cinco de Mayo?"
• "Alexa, give me an idea for Mother's Day."

MOST REQUESTED
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• Cocktail skill: "Alexa, open Patrón Tequila."
• Calculation: "Alexa, how many weeks are in a year?"
• Spelling: "Alexa, how do I spell Mississippi?"

scott
Posted: Friday, May 11, 2018 4:50:34 PM
Rank: Administration
Groups: Member

Joined: 3/24/2008
Posts: 2,578
Points: 4,910
Location: South Florida USA
Mic drop! Let's celebrate Mother's Day.
Just ask, "Alexa, rap about Mother's Day."

THINGS TO TRY
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• "Alexa, block songs with explicit lyrics."
Just ask to block songs with explicit lyrics on your Echo devices when you listen to Amazon Music. Learn more.
• "Alexa, clear my shopping list."
• "Alexa, who's your favorite superhero?"
• "Alexa, call mom."
• "Alexa, how did you get your name?"
• "Alexa, spell supercalifragilisticexpialidocious."
• "Alexa, surprise mom with a personalized story."
For Mother's Day, use Skill Blueprints to celebrate mom with your own custom stories and compliments told by Alexa. Learn more.
• "Alexa, what time is American Idol on TV?"
• "Alexa, let's play a game for kids."
• "Alexa, what is FreeTime Unlimited?"
FreeTime Unlimited is an all-in-one subscription that gives kids access to ad-free radio stations, hundreds of Audible books, and premium kids skills on compatible Echo devices. Learn more.
• "Alexa, read The Velveteen Rabbit from Audible."
Over 300 Audible kids books are now included in FreeTime Unlimited. To celebrate, stream this classic for free through May 31st.
• "Alexa, what songs can you sing?"
• "Alexa, how many points is LeBron James averaging in the playoffs?"
• "Alexa, where can I buy flowers?"
• "Alexa, what's the word of the day?"
• "Alexa, tell me an animal joke."

MOST REQUESTED
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• Superhero: "Alexa, tell me about Batman."
• Soundtrack: "Alexa, play The Greatest Showman soundtrack from Amazon Music."
• Sleep sound: "Alexa, open Thunderstorm Sounds."

scott
Posted: Friday, May 18, 2018 4:49:01 PM
Rank: Administration
Groups: Member

Joined: 3/24/2008
Posts: 2,578
Points: 4,910
Location: South Florida USA
I "may" have some jokes up my sleeve.
Just ask, "Alexa, tell me a spring joke."

THINGS TO TRY
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• "Alexa, play music."
As people in your household speak to Alexa, Alexa learns to recognize their voices automatically, and can play personalized Amazon Music recommendations. Learn more.
• "Alexa, who is Captain Marvel?"
• "Alexa, what is the upcoming book by Stephen King?"
• "Alexa, move my meeting at noon to 3 p.m."
Now you can ask Alexa to move your appointments by voice. Link a Google, iCloud or Microsoft calendar to Alexa to get started. Learn more.
• "Alexa, who inspires you?"
• "Alexa, what is George Clooney's net worth?"
• "Alexa, who is your favorite supervillain?"
• "Alexa, play CBS News."
Get live daily breaking news from the CBS News Skill. Tune in this weekend for live coverage on the Royal Wedding. Learn more.
• "Alexa, play Classic Rock Dinner Party from Amazon Music."
• "Alexa, can you play music on all my devices?"
• "Alexa, help me create my own flashcards."
• "Alexa, give me a fun fact."
• "Alexa, make a donation to Red Nose Day."
Just ask to support Comic Relief Inc. in their mission to end child poverty.
• "Alexa, how many Stanley Cups do the Capitals have?"
• "Alexa, drop in."
Alexa works as a two-way intercom to connect with your household devices including Echo and Echo Dot. Learn more.
• "Alexa, do you like cats or dogs?"

MOST REQUESTED
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• Radio skill: "Alexa, open Vintage Radio."
• Celebrity: "Alexa, who is John Cena?"
• Holiday: "Alexa, when is Memorial Day?"

scott
Posted: Friday, May 25, 2018 4:16:49 PM
Rank: Administration
Groups: Member

Joined: 3/24/2008
Posts: 2,578
Points: 4,910
Location: South Florida USA
My lyrics are pretty fly.
Just ask, "Alexa, sing a song about paper airplanes."

THINGS TO TRY
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• "Alexa, let's chat."
The 2018 Alexa Prize socialbots are live! Start a conversation today.
• "Alexa, what movie should I watch?"
• "Alexa, what is the history of Memorial Day?"
• "Alexa, help me create a guide for my houseguests."
Family or friends in town? Let them ask Alexa where to find things, how to do things, and for important contact info with Skill Blueprints. Learn more.
• "Alexa, play Long Weekend Country from Amazon Music."
• "Alexa, tell me a story."
• "Alexa, read Classic Love Poems from Audible."
• "Alexa, what is your favorite book?"
• "Alexa, schedule a meeting with John tomorrow."
Alexa can now suggest up to two free time slots for you and your contact by looking at your linked work and personal calendars. Learn more.
• "Alexa, when does the French Open start?"
• "Alexa, what is your lucky number?"
• "Alexa, make a donation to Wounded Warrior Project."
• "Alexa, how tall is Bradley Cooper?"
• "Alexa, give me a meal idea."
• "Alexa, what can you do?"
You can also learn more about what Alexa can do in the new ‘Things to Try’ section in the Alexa App. Tap on the top left menu, then ‘Things to Try.'
• "Alexa, play Rock Paper Scissors Lizard Spock."

MOST REQUESTED
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• Shopping offer: "Alexa, what are my deals?"
• Animal sound skill: "Alexa, open Forest Bird Sounds."
• Store hours: "Alexa, when does Target open?"

scott
Posted: Saturday, June 02, 2018 9:43:08 AM
Rank: Administration
Groups: Member

Joined: 3/24/2008
Posts: 2,578
Points: 4,910
Location: South Florida USA
I have some pawsome poetry for you.
Just ask, "Alexa, tell me a dog poem."

THINGS TO TRY
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• "Alexa, play news from ESPN Flash Briefing."
Get your NBA Finals updates from the ESPN daily Flash Briefing or listen to the games live by asking, "Alexa, play ESPN" during the NBA Finals.
• "Alexa, what is the stock price for Boeing?"
• "Alexa, how many superheroes are there?"
• "Alexa, who is going to win the Stanley Cup?"
• "Alexa, play '80s Pop on Amazon Music."
• "Alexa, open Guess My Name."
• "Alexa, how can I beat the heat?"
• "Alexa, what is on Bill Gates' summer reading list?"
• "Alexa, how can I create my own story?"
With Skill Blueprints, you can make your child the hero with custom interactive stories told by Alexa. Learn more.
• "Alexa, did Mike Trout hit a home run last night?"
• "Alexa, what is the Han Solo movie about?"
• "Alexa, pretend to be a superhero."
• "Alexa, give me a dog fact."
• "Alexa, what's in my cart?"
• "Alexa, how long has Wheel of Fortune been on TV?"
• "Alexa, tell me a superhero joke."

MOST REQUESTED
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• Upcoming date: "Alexa, when is the first day of summer?"
• TV skill: "Alexa, open The Tonight Show."
• Sports team: "Alexa, what's the score of the Cubs game?"

scott
Posted: Saturday, June 09, 2018 8:43:26 AM
Rank: Administration
Groups: Member

Joined: 3/24/2008
Posts: 2,578
Points: 4,910
Location: South Florida USA
Let's laugh right meow.
Just ask, "Alexa, tell me a cat joke."

THINGS TO TRY
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• "Alexa, give me an NBA Finals burn."
• "Alexa, what is Fire TV Cube?"
Introducing Fire TV Cube—the first hands-free streaming media player with Alexa. Now you can control your TV from across the room. Learn more.
• "Alexa, tell me a Pride fact."
• "Alexa, what's happening in the NBA Finals?"
• "Alexa, how many people play Fortnite?"
• "Alexa, can I play music in multiple rooms?"
• "Alexa, play Country for Summer from Amazon Music."
• "Alexa, what’s your take on the next NBA Finals game?"
• "Alexa, read Alice's Adventures in Wonderland from Audible."
Narrated by actress Scarlett Johansson, this classic is free to stream for the month of June. Learn more.
• "Alexa, what's on ABC tonight?"
• "Alexa, who is favored to win the Warriors game?"
• "Alexa, announce we're leaving in 5 minutes."
Don't miss your flight this summer. Easily rally everyone in the house with Alexa Announcements. Learn more.
• "Alexa, give me a life hack."
• "Alexa, tell me a cat limerick."
• "Alexa, what's the extended weather forecast?"
• "Alexa, what's your favorite hobby?"

MOST REQUESTED
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• Weather skill: "Alexa, open Big Sky."
• Skill Blueprint: "Alexa, help me surprise dad with custom compliments."
• Holiday: "Alexa, when is Father's Day?"

scott
Posted: Sunday, June 17, 2018 6:48:29 PM
Rank: Administration
Groups: Member

Joined: 3/24/2008
Posts: 2,578
Points: 4,910
Location: South Florida USA
The beats I've got for Dad are rad.
Just ask, "Alexa, rap for Father's Day."

THINGS TO TRY
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• "Alexa, what World Cup games are on tomorrow?"
• "Alexa, how can I send my custom skill to dad?"
Now you can create and share your own personal skills like custom stories, compliments, and jokes—just in time for Father's Day. Learn more.
• "Alexa, what Marvel movies are coming out in 2018?"
• "Alexa, open Magic 8-Ball."
• "Alexa, how much time is left on my timer?"
• "Alexa, play the Dads Who Rock playlist from Amazon Music."
• "Alexa, turn off the fan."
Learn more about Smart Home with Alexa.
• "Alexa, tell me what NOT to do for Father's Day."
• "Alexa, who is Ninja?"
• "Alexa, surprise me."
• "Alexa, call Dad."
• "Alexa, open POPSUGAR Active."
Make fitness fun with POPSUGAR. Use the new skill to access quick 15-minute workouts, guided by voice and video. Learn more.
• "Alexa, tell me a Star Trek joke."
• "Alexa, what is the origin of Father's Day?"
• "Alexa, give me a Stephen Hawking quote."
• "Alexa, what's on your mind?"

MOST REQUESTED
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• International time: "Alexa, what time is it in Paris?"
• Conversion: "Alexa, how many ounces are in a gallon?"
• Dog sound skill: "Alexa, open Jurassic Bark."

scott
Posted: Friday, June 22, 2018 8:30:25 PM
Rank: Administration
Groups: Member

Joined: 3/24/2008
Posts: 2,578
Points: 4,910
Location: South Florida USA
My jokes are dino-mite.
Just ask, "Alexa, tell me a dinosaur joke."

THINGS TO TRY
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• "Alexa, remove milk from my shopping list."
Now you can check off specific items from your lists using your voice or in the Lists section of the Alexa app.
• "Alexa, visit Jurassic World."
• "Alexa, sing a country song."
• "Alexa, tell everyone breakfast is ready."
• "Alexa, play the Song of the Day from Amazon Music."
Exclusive to Amazon Music Unlimited, Panic! at the Disco is taking over Song of the Day, sharing new music, and their current favorite songs.
• "Alexa, what happened today in history?"
• "Alexa, what books does Audible recommend for recent grads?"
• "Alexa, open Westworld."
Move through Westworld as a host to solve The Maze and attain consciousness with the new Westworld: The Maze skill. Learn More.
• "Alexa, tell me a camping story."
• "Alexa, play Cricket Sounds."
• "Alexa, how are you?"
• "Alexa, who was the first pick in the NBA Draft this year?"
• "Alexa, drop in on home."
Connect instantly with other devices, like an intercom. Learn more.
• "Alexa, who is the lead singer of Coldplay?"
• "Alexa, how many Jurassic Park movies are there?"
• "Alexa, what is your mission?"

MOST REQUESTED
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• Celebrity age: "Alexa, how old is Jay Leno?"
• Spelling: "Alexa, how do I spell beautiful?"
• Shopping item: "Alexa, find a Jurassic Park toy."

scott
Posted: Saturday, June 30, 2018 10:03:37 AM
Rank: Administration
Groups: Member

Joined: 3/24/2008
Posts: 2,578
Points: 4,910
Location: South Florida USA
I would love to serve up a joke.
Just ask, "Alexa, tell me a tennis joke."

THINGS TO TRY
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• "Alexa, open Skyrim."
• "Alexa, play The Carters new album from Amazon Music."
The latest album, 'Everything Is Love,' by Beyoncé and JAY-Z is now available in Prime Music. This album contains explicit lyrics. Prefer not to hear explicit lyrics? Just ask, "Alexa, block explicit lyrics."
• "Alexa, how do I play music everywhere?"
• "Alexa, announce, 'Happy 4th of July!'"
Reach your whole family at once with your voice and fun sound effects. Learn more.
• "Alexa, when does Wimbledon start?"
• "Alexa, sing a song for the 4th of July."
• "Alexa, what are the best books of the year so far?"
• "Alexa, what is Carrie Underwood's net worth?"
• "Alexa, how can I create my own games?"
With Skill Blueprints, you can create and share your own skills with family and friends including custom trivia, quizzes, category games, and more. Learn more.
• "Alexa, tell me a tongue twister."
• "Alexa, what's trending?"
• "Alexa, who signed the Declaration of Independence?"
• "Alexa, open Bamboo Music."
Learn and understand different elements of music theory with Alexa, whether you are taking music lessons, or just want to learn more about music. Learn more.
• "Alexa, let's barbecue."
• "Alexa, when does the new Ant-Man movie release in theaters?"
• "Alexa, I'm bored."

MOST REQUESTED
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• Upcoming date: "Alexa, how many days until Christmas?"
• Cat fact: "Alexa, why do cats purr?"
• Music request: "Alexa, what's the number one song this week?"

scott
Posted: Friday, July 06, 2018 8:50:09 PM
Rank: Administration
Groups: Member

Joined: 3/24/2008
Posts: 2,578
Points: 4,910
Location: South Florida USA
Tennis anyone? My Wimbledon prediction has hit the courts.
Just ask, "Alexa, who will win at Wimbledon?"

THINGS TO TRY
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• "Alexa, quiz me on movie plots."
Test your knowledge by playing over 15 new trivia quizzes. Learn more.
• "Alexa, when is Prime Day?"
• "Alexa, Make Me Smart."
Hear something new about the economy, pop culture and tech every weekday from Marketplace's Kai Ryssdal and Molly Wood. Learn more.
• "Alexa, tell me a fun fact about the darkness."
• "Alexa, when is the Tour de France?"
• "Alexa, how do I keep my family in sync?"
• "Alexa, what's the question of the day?"
• "Alexa, let's chat."
Make your voice count! Chat with, and rate, a 2018 Alexa Prize socialbot. Teams are working hard developing socialbots that can chat coherently and engagingly with you on a range of trending topics!
• "Alexa, sing a campfire song."
• "Alexa, play the Classic Rock for Summertime playlist from Amazon Music."
• "Alexa, read Treasure Island from Audible."
Audible's original production of Treasure Island, narrated by a full cast, is free to stream for the month of July. Learn more.
• "Alexa, tell me a giraffe fact."
• "Alexa, play When in Rome."
Let Alexa be your host with the first ever Alexa-connected board game! Play the board game or open the skill for a question of the day. Learn more.
• "Alexa, release the Kraken!"
• "Alexa, what's the most popular movie?"
• "Alexa, tell me a joke about unicorns."

MOST REQUESTED
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• Time: "Alexa, what time is it?"
• Recipe: "Alexa, give me a recipe for chocolate chip cookies."
• Math question: "Alexa, what is zero divided by zero?"

scott
Posted: Friday, July 13, 2018 2:11:55 PM
Rank: Administration
Groups: Member

Joined: 3/24/2008
Posts: 2,578
Points: 4,910
Location: South Florida USA
Rain or shine, the shopping's prime.
Just ask, "Alexa, what are my deals?"

THINGS TO TRY
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• "Alexa, what are your Prime Day sweepstakes prizes?"
Explore Alexa’s "Home Smart Home" Sweepstakes* to celebrate Prime Day. Learn more.
• "Alexa, give me a shark limerick."
• "Alexa, play Price Tag."
• "Alexa, how old is Queen Elizabeth?"
• "Alexa, play new music by Imagine Dragons from Amazon Music."
Get music on all of your favorite devices with Prime Music, with over two million songs on demand, or Amazon Music Unlimited, for access to tens of millions of songs.
• "Alexa, tell me a baseball story."
• "Alexa, what's free from Audible?"
• "Alexa, tell me a shark joke."
• "Alexa, where is the MLB All-Star game being played?"
• "Alexa, announce I'm on my way home."
Make announcements to all your household devices while you're out.
• "Alexa, open Hotel Transylvania."
• "Alexa, what are some coffee shops nearby?"
• "Alexa, play the New York Yankees."
Just ask for your favorite sports team! TuneIn Live keeps any sports fan connected with live play-by-play of over 20,000 games.
• "Alexa, when is Shark Week?"
• "Alexa, sing 'Take Me Out to the Ball Game.'"
• "Alexa, who is your favorite baseball player?"

MOST REQUESTED
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• Order notification: "Alexa, where is my stuff?"
• Calendar: "Alexa, how many days in a year?"
• Science fact: "Alexa, how far away is the moon?"

scott
Posted: Friday, July 20, 2018 4:34:16 PM
Rank: Administration
Groups: Member

Joined: 3/24/2008
Posts: 2,578
Points: 4,910
Location: South Florida USA
Every day has a birthday to celebrate!
Just ask, “Alexa, what’s the birthday roundup?”

THINGS TO TRY
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• "Alexa, is a hot dog a sandwich?"
• "Alexa, how do I play Family Dance Party, from Amazon Music, downstairs?"
• "Alexa, open Sleep Sounds."
• "Alexa, what comedy movies are playing near me?"
• "Alexa, what are popular audiobooks from Audible this week?"
• "Alexa, play new music from Amazon Music."
• "Alexa, tell me a golf joke."
• "Alexa, who is Tiger Woods grouped with at the Open Championship?"
• "Alexa, what is 90 degrees Fahrenheit in Celsius?"
• "Alexa, tell me what I want to hear."
With the new Sidekick Skill Blueprint, you can have Alexa tell you what you want to hear including custom responses with fun sound effects. Learn more.
• "Alexa, who is your favorite Pokémon?"
• "Alexa, let’s have fun."
• "Alexa, open Trivia Hero."
• "Alexa, what is the stock price of General Motors?"
• "Alexa, what can I do with more than one Echo device?"
Unlock new features with multiple Echo devices. Learn more.
• "Alexa, tell me a story about pickleball."

MOST REQUESTED
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• Traffic: "Alexa, what’s my commute?"
• Math question: "Alexa, what is pi?"
• Destination weather: "Alexa, what’s the weather in Chicago?"

scott
Posted: Friday, July 27, 2018 3:54:15 PM
Rank: Administration
Groups: Member

Joined: 3/24/2008
Posts: 2,578
Points: 4,910
Location: South Florida USA
What is on your plate today? I can help along the way.
Just ask, "Alexa, get started."

THINGS TO TRY
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• "Alexa, turn up the bass."
Personalize how your music sounds by adjusting the bass, midrange, and treble for your compatible Echo devices.
• "Alexa, read my audiobook."
Looking for reading inspiration? Just ask, "Alexa, what's free from Audible?" for a new audiobook.
• "Alexa, ask NASA Mars for a Curiosity Rover update."
• "Alexa, what time is Big Brother on TV?"
• "Alexa, turn on the light."
Control fans, lamps, and other appliances in your home with just your voice. Learn more.
• "Alexa, can you rap?"
• "Alexa, what is the dollar to euro exchange rate?"
• "Alexa, what's your favorite rock song?"
• "Alexa, play Summer Happy Hour from Amazon Music."
'Wine not' play popular songs to set the summer mood? This playlist contains explicit lyrics. Prefer not to hear explicit lyrics? Just ask, "Alexa, block explicit lyrics."
• "Alexa, tell me a story about Mars."
• "Alexa, what is the tallest animal?"
• "Alexa, what are you reading?"
• "Alexa, make an announcement."
Announce anything you like and Alexa will play it instantly on all your compatible Echo devices. Learn more.
• "Alexa, open my Pet Rock."
• "Alexa, what's the weather this evening?"
• "Alexa, tell me a science joke."

MOST REQUESTED
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• Sleep skill: "Alexa, open Thunderstorm Sounds."
• Sports team: "Alexa, what's the score of the Red Sox game?"
• International time: "Alexa, what time is it in Singapore?"

scott
Posted: Monday, August 13, 2018 8:01:26 AM
Rank: Administration
Groups: Member

Joined: 3/24/2008
Posts: 2,578
Points: 4,910
Location: South Florida USA
I find introductions to be simply novel.
Just ask, "Alexa, give me a famous first line."

THINGS TO TRY
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Use Alexa on the go! With the latest version of the Alexa app for Android and iOS, you can talk to Alexa and use supported Alexa features—like music, calling and messaging, smart home, skills, news, weather, and Q&A.
• "Alexa, can I use the same wake word on all my devices?"
• "Alexa, wake me up to Beyoncé."
Start your day off on the right note. Wake up to playlists, artists, music genres, and even the news with music alarms.
• "Alexa, tell me a joke about you."
• "Alexa, what is Babe Ruth's lifetime batting average?"
• "Alexa, vote for the VMAs."
For the first time ever, you can vote for the #VMAs on Alexa. Give your favorite nominee for Artist of the Year an extra vote each day until August 10th. Learn more.
• "Alexa, what's the most popular TV show?"
• "Alexa, read me a mystery."
• "Alexa, drum roll please."
• "Alexa, what is the Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot movie about?"
• "Alexa, open Twenty Questions."
• "Alexa, send a message."
Wish someone a Happy Friendship Day this Sunday.
• "Alexa, when was McDonald's founded?"
• "Alexa, play Categories Game."
• "Alexa, sing a summer song."
• "Alexa, help me study for my test."
With Skill Blueprints, you can create and share custom quizzes, flashcards, facts, and more to help you prepare for the new school year. Learn more.
• "Alexa, what's your favorite sport?"

MOST REQUESTED
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• Art supplies: "Alexa, search for washable markers."
• Conversion: "Alexa, how many ounces are in a pound?"
• Fun fact: "Alexa, give me a dinosaur fact."

scott
Posted: Monday, August 13, 2018 8:03:45 AM
Rank: Administration
Groups: Member

Joined: 3/24/2008
Posts: 2,578
Points: 4,910
Location: South Florida USA
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Just ask, "Alexa, tell me three things to know."

THINGS TO TRY
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• "Alexa, play music by Ed Sheeran from Amazon Music."
Get your music when and where you want it. Alexa Cast now allows you to play and control your music on any Alexa device from your Amazon Music iOS or Android app.
• "Alexa, how do you say 'happy birthday' in Chinese?"
• "Alexa, where can I get ice cream?"
• "Alexa, play Trivia Treat."
Treat yourself to trivia! Test your knowledge and learn new fun facts with hundreds of questions in every category. Learn more.
• "Alexa, tell me a barbecue joke."
• "Alexa, how many days until Labor Day?"
• "Alexa, give me a fortune."
• "Alexa, let’s chat."
Because talking to yourself gets boring, chat with an Alexa Prize socialbot and rate your conversation. You could help select a finalist!
• "Alexa, open Guess My Name."
• "Alexa, read my Kindle book."
Have Alexa read your Kindle books aloud to you, from right where you left off. Learn more.
• "Alexa, who is your favorite skateboarder?"
• "Alexa, what's on TV tonight?"
• "Alexa, when are the Emmys?"
• "Alexa, how does the intercom work?"
Connect instantly between compatible Echo devices, the Alexa app, or the Eufy Genie. Learn more.
• "Alexa, tell me a summer story."
• "Alexa, can you auto-tune?"

MOST REQUESTED
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• Storytime skill: "Alexa, read me a bedtime story."
• Science fact: "Alexa, when is the next full moon?"
• Named list: "Alexa, create a grocery list."

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Posted: Saturday, August 18, 2018 9:16:53 AM
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Location: South Florida USA
I follow leaders who inspire me to rise and shine.
Just ask, "Alexa, who are your role models?"

THINGS TO TRY
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• "Alexa, what is Brief Mode?"
Now you can switch some Alexa responses to simple beeps instead of verbal confirmation. Go to Settings, General, then Alexa Voice Responses in the Alexa app.
• "Alexa, what team did Joe Montana play for in 1980?"
• "Alexa, remind me to take my vitamins every day at 8 p.m."
• "Alexa, how are you?"
• "Alexa, help me make up my mind."
With the new What To Do Skill Blueprint, create a custom list of movies, restaurants, or things to do, and Alexa will choose at random.
• "Alexa, open Word Jumble."
• "Alexa, roses are red."
• "Alexa, what are the Big Brother poll results?"
• "Alexa, play the Song of the Day from Amazon Music."
Exclusive to Amazon Music Unlimited, Ariana Grande is taking over Song of the Day, sharing new music, and her current favorite songs.
• "Alexa, what's on Audible's summer reading list?"
• "Alexa, play Beat the Intro."
The ultimate music game that tests your knowledge and love of music, while having a lot of fun in the process! Learn more.
• "Alexa, how's the traffic to the airport?"
• "Alexa, what's your favorite word?"
• "Alexa, what's the most popular video game?"
• "Alexa, open Guided Meditation."
• "Alexa, tell me a riddle."
• "Alexa, add watermelon to my Whole Foods cart."
Getting fresh, organic groceries is easier than ever with Alexa and Whole Foods Market. Everyone in the family can use Alexa to add items to your Whole Foods cart, then checkout with Prime Now for ultra-fast delivery.

MOST REQUESTED
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• Calendar: "Alexa, how many days are in September?"
• Upcoming date: "Alexa, what's the date tomorrow?"
• Order notifications: "Alexa, read my notifications."
Opt-in to delivery notifications and Alexa will remind you with a yellow light ring or on-screen banner on your Echo device when a package is due to arrive. Click here to opt-in.

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