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scott
Posted: Saturday, September 08, 2018 9:03:32 PM
Rank: Administration
Groups: Member

Joined: 3/24/2008
Posts: 2,602
Points: 4,982
Location: South Florida USA
My jokes can be grande.
Just ask, "Alexa, tell me a coffee joke."

THINGS TO TRY
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• "Alexa, play a podcast."
• "Alexa, set an alarm for next Friday at 8 a.m."
Plan ahead by setting alarms anytime you need them—later today, tomorrow, next week, or next month.
• "Alexa, when is the Patriots' first game?"
• "Alexa, play Sports Jeopardy!"
• "Alexa, play what's popular in London from Amazon Music."
Wanderlust through your music. Just ask for popular music in major cities worldwide (San Francisco, New York City, Mumbai). These playlists may contain explicit lyrics. Prefer not to hear explicit lyrics? Just ask, "Alexa, block explicit lyrics."
• "Alexa, sing a barbershop quartet."
• "Alexa, when is the autumn equinox?"
• "Alexa, what's your favorite flower?"
• "Alexa, test my spelling skills."
• "Alexa, what time is sunset?"
• "Alexa, what's the fourth book in the Narnia series?"
• "Alexa, tell me a story about robots."
• "Alexa, call home."
• "Alexa, open Whale Sounds."
• "Alexa, what's the best comedy movie?"
• "Alexa, give me an Easter egg."
• Alexa, add goat cheese to my Whole Foods cart."
Prime members save more—start your cart, review and checkout with Prime Now ultra-fast delivery.

MOST REQUESTED
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• Sports update: "Alexa, what time do the Cubs play today?"
• Spelling question: "Alexa, what's the longest word?"
• Conversion: "Alexa, how many teaspoons are in a tablespoon?"

scott
Posted: Saturday, September 15, 2018 9:41:04 AM
Rank: Administration
Groups: Member

Joined: 3/24/2008
Posts: 2,602
Points: 4,982
Location: South Florida USA
Arr! It's a punny life for me, matey!
Just ask, "Alexa, talk like a pirate."

THINGS TO TRY
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• "Alexa, what's new with Echo Connect?"
Using Echo Connect just got easier. Use your existing home phone services to make hands-free calls from your compatible Echo device. Learn more.
• "Alexa, what time are the Emmys?"
• "Alexa, who's your favorite superhero?"
• "Alexa, play Fall Favorites from Amazon Music."
• "Alexa, how do I play music on more than one Echo device?"
• "Alexa, open Rise and Shine."
Learn exciting new ways to shake up your routine with time-saving hacks, and get answers for your most pressing hair and skin care challenges. Learn more.
• "Alexa, give me directions to the closest Starbucks."
• "Alexa, read a sample of The Hunt for Red October from Audible."
Listen to the audiobook of the first novel behind Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan.
• "Alexa, tell me a football joke."
• "Alexa, when is the next lunar eclipse?"
• "Alexa, let's brush our teeth."
• "Alexa, help me create a chore chart."
With the Chore Chart Skill Blueprint, you can schedule and track custom chores for kids, family members, or roommates.
• "Alexa, sing a pirate song."
• "Alexa, how many hits did Derek Jeter have in 2012?"
• "Alexa, open TuneIn Live."
• "Alexa, give me some advice."
• "Alexa, add almond milk to my Whole Foods cart."
Save a trip to the store when you shop with Alexa and get seriously fast delivery from Prime Now—plus $10 off your first order of $35! Use code SAVE10WF at checkout. See terms and conditions.

MOST REQUESTED
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• Dog fact: "Alexa, do dogs dream?"
• Science question: "Alexa, how hot is the sun?"
• Gaming fact: "Alexa, what is Roblox?"

scott
Posted: Saturday, September 22, 2018 12:05:33 PM
Rank: Administration
Groups: Member

Joined: 3/24/2008
Posts: 2,602
Points: 4,982
Location: South Florida USA
I'm spreading good vibes to all in my tribe.
Just ask, "Alexa, tell me some good news."

THINGS TO TRY
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• "Alexa, tell me about your new devices."
Introducing a new line-up of Echo devices and Echo companions. Learn more.
• "Alexa, what can I do with more than one Echo device?"
Unlock new features with multiple Echo devices. Learn more.
• "Alexa, can you yodel?"
• "Alexa, add milk, bread, and bananas to my shopping list."
Save time by adding multiple items to your lists with a single request. Stay organized and access your lists in the Alexa app.
• "Alexa, what was the first movie released?"
• "Alexa, make a donation to Hurricane Florence Relief."
• "Alexa, what are the most popular books this week?"
• "Alexa, ask Headspace to help me fall asleep."
Now you can try Sleep by Headspace, specifically designed to create the ideal conditions for healthy, restful sleep. Learn more.
• "Alexa, can you do an impression?"
• "Alexa, open Freeze Dancers."
• "Alexa, what channel is ESPN?"
Go to the TV Schedules settings in the Alexa app to set your cable or satellite provider. Once set, Alexa can tell you the channel number for any channel of your choice.
• "Alexa, who is your favorite poet?"
• "Alexa, open Word Play."
• "Alexa, when do I have to register to vote?"
• "Alexa, what are the standings in the English Premier League?"
• "Alexa, tell me a food joke."
• "Alexa, add pumpkin spice to my Whole Foods cart."
Pumpkin spice is more than just a flavor: it’s a lifestyle. Add some to your Whole Foods cart with Alexa, and get $10 off your first $35 purchase when you checkout with seriously fast Prime Now delivery. Use code SAVE10WF at checkout. See terms and conditions.

MOST REQUESTED
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• Spelling: "Alexa, how do you spell 'pterodactyl?'"
• Thesaurus: "Alexa, what's another word for 'happy?'"
• Amazon Music station: "Alexa, play the Today's Hits station from Amazon Music."
This station may contain explicit lyrics. Prefer not to hear explicit lyrics? Just ask, "Alexa, block explicit lyrics."

scott
Posted: Saturday, September 29, 2018 10:48:15 AM
Rank: Administration
Groups: Member

Joined: 3/24/2008
Posts: 2,602
Points: 4,982
Location: South Florida USA
I am happy to share a few of my favorite things.
Just ask, "Alexa, what's your favorite hobby?"

THINGS TO TRY
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• "Alexa, who's on dish duty tonight?"
With the Whose Turn skill blueprint, let Alexa choose whose turn it is to do chores, make dinner, pick a movie, and more.
• "Alexa, why do leaves change color in the fall?"
• "Alexa, read Funny Amazon Reviews from Audible."
• "Alexa, let's play a game."
• "Alexa, tell everyone to come and get some apple pie."
• "Alexa, open Hide and Seek."
• "Alexa, what are the rarest skins in Fortnite?"
• "Alexa, tell me a story about yourself."
• "Alexa, play morning music."
Use your Bose QC35II headphones with Alexa to rock out to your favorite music while controlling your compatible smart home devices, and getting your news and information on the go.
• "Alexa, how many rushing yards did Emmitt Smith have in his career?"
• "Alexa, tell me a sports joke."
• "Alexa, pretend to be a supervillain."
• "Alexa, play 'Step by Step' by Sia from Amazon Music."
• "Alexa, how tall is The Rock?"
• "Alexa, open Chess Board."
• "Alexa, you have mad skills."
• "Alexa, watch Thursday Night Football."
Prime members can now stream NFL Thursday Night Football live on Prime Video.

MOST REQUESTED
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• Celebrity age: "Alexa, how old is Serena Williams?"
• Destination time: "Alexa, what time is it in Hawaii?"
• Upcoming date: "Alexa, how many days until Halloween?"

scott
Posted: Saturday, October 06, 2018 11:53:20 AM
Rank: Administration
Groups: Member

Joined: 3/24/2008
Posts: 2,602
Points: 4,982
Location: South Florida USA
There's no better way to bookend the week.
Just ask, "Alexa, what are you reading?"

THINGS TO TRY
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• "Alexa, what's the phone number for Great Clips?" + "Alexa, call them."
Just ask for a local business and give them a call with your device.
• "Alexa, play Solo Movie Quiz."
• "Alexa, tell everyone it's movie time."
• "Alexa, what am I doing today?"
Routines now include your calendar. Add your calendar to a routine, where a series of actions are done with one command, in the Alexa app to get organized today.
• "Alexa, tell me a Star Wars joke."
• "Alexa, read Pride and Prejudice from Audible."
• "Alexa, play NPR."
• "Alexa, play 'My Blood' by Twenty One Pilots from Amazon Music."
Enjoy Twenty One Pilots' new full album available on Amazon Music Unlimited. Learn more.
• "Alexa, roll the dice."
• "Alexa, quiz me on NFL Quarterbacks."
Over 100 new categories available! Learn more.
• "Alexa, where did Yoda live?"
• "Alexa, open Three Questions."
• "Alexa, tell me a pun."
• "Alexa, let's chat."
Chat with Alexa! Your conversations help our competing universities make history and win the finals! Learn more.
• "Alexa, who is playing in the American League Division Series?"
• "Alexa, beatbox for me."

MOST REQUESTED
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• Local activity: "Alexa, what movies are playing near me?"
• Football score: "Alexa, what's the score of the Eagles game?"
• Sports game: "Alexa, who's playing Monday Night Football?"

scott
Posted: Friday, October 12, 2018 4:12:37 PM
Rank: Administration
Groups: Member

Joined: 3/24/2008
Posts: 2,602
Points: 4,982
Location: South Florida USA
Don't leave it to fate, keep up-to-date.
Just ask, "Alexa, what's trending?"

THINGS TO TRY
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Introducing your new guide to everything Alexa. Brush up on the basics, discover what's new, and explore how to make the most of your Echo device. Learn more.
• "Alexa, play 'Crosstown Traffic' on Amazon Music."
Now with multi-room music, Echo devices can be part of multiple groups and you can play music through your Echo Dot Bluetooth connections. Go to the Alexa app to get started.
• "Alexa, get me directions to San Francisco International Airport."
• "Alexa, open Categories Game."
• "Alexa, flip a coin."
• "Alexa, when is the Warriors' first game?"
• "Alexa, rap for me."
• "Alexa, what's the question of the day?"
• "Alexa, who is Rainbow Dash?"
• "Alexa, quiz me on TV show plots."
• "Alexa, read me a sample of A Spark of Light from Audible."
• "Alexa, am I free after 5 p.m. today?"
Alexa can now help you find free time in your calendar. Just ask for a free time block to schedule upcoming meetings or weekend plans.
• "Alexa, tell me a story about a squirrel."
• "Alexa, open My Pet Rock."
• "Alexa, help me create a custom workout."
With the Personal Trainer Skill Blueprint, create and track custom weekly workout routines with Alexa as your personal fitness coach.
• "Alexa, how tall is the Empire State Building?"
• "Alexa, give me a thought from the cloud."

MOST REQUESTED
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• Traffic: "Alexa, what's my commute to work?"
• Upcoming holiday: "Alexa, when is Thanksgiving?"
• Whimsical sound: "Alexa, bark like a dog."

scott
Posted: Friday, October 19, 2018 8:02:28 PM
Rank: Administration
Groups: Member

Joined: 3/24/2008
Posts: 2,602
Points: 4,982
Location: South Florida USA
I like to expect the unexpected.
Just ask, "Alexa, surprise me."

THINGS TO TRY
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• "Alexa, turn on whisper mode."
Gone are the days of waking up others to ask Alexa for the weather in the morning or to turn your alarm off. Whisper Mode is a new feature that when you whisper to Alexa, she will whisper her response back to you.
• "Alexa, what should I be for Halloween?"
• "Alexa, drop in."
Drop in on home from your Alexa app to make sure you have enough candy this Halloween.
• "Alexa, what are my ballot measures?"
• "Alexa, turn on the coffee maker."
Work smarter, not harder. Now add voice control with Alexa to your basic appliances with the Amazon Smart Plug. Learn more.
• "Alexa, read me a scary story."
• "Alexa, what is Homecoming about?"
• "Alexa, open Heads Up!"
• "Alexa, turn on my Xbox."
Get the most out of your gaming experience by using Alexa to control games on your Xbox One. Learn more.
• "Alexa, who's your favorite Pokémon?"
• "Alexa, open TuneIn Live."
Never miss a moment of the MLB playoffs this postseason. As a sports fan, stay connected with live play-by-play of over 20,000 games. Learn more.
• "Alexa, tell me a video game joke."
• "Alexa, what's the scariest movie of all time?"
• "Alexa, help me create a greeting card."
With the Greeting Card Skill Blueprint, create and share personalized messages with custom images and audio for special occasions and more.
• "Alexa, open sleep sounds."
• "Alexa, you had me at 'hello.'"

MOST REQUESTED
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• Date: "Alexa, what's the date tomorrow?"
• Celebrity age: "Alexa, how old is Henry Winkler?"
• Baseball Quiz: "Alexa, quiz me on World Series champions."

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