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scott
Posted: Friday, January 25, 2019 4:24:34 PM
Rank: Administration
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Joined: 3/24/2008
Posts: 2,664
Points: 5,168
Location: South Florida USA
Win or lose, my team's got moves.
Just ask, "Alexa, who do you want to win the big game?"

THINGS TO TRY
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• "Alexa, open 63rd and Wallace."
Go on an exciting journey to explore and unravel the secrets of 63rd and Wallace.
• "Alexa, sing a football song."
• "Alexa, how much does an elephant weigh?"
• "Alexa, what is the most popular song this week?"
• "Alexa, wake me up to Pentatonix."
With music alarms, you can now wake up to your favorite song, artist, playlist, or radio station.
• "Alexa, turn up the bass."
Personalize how your music sounds by adjusting the bass, midrange, and treble for your compatible Echo devices.
• "Alexa, give me a Patriots burn."
• "Alexa, give me a Rams burn."
• "Alexa, open Categories Game."
• "Alexa, who wrote the book Twelve Rules for Life?"
• "Alexa, can I use the same wake word on all my devices?"
• "Alexa, when is the NBA All-Star Game?"
• "Alexa, will it rain tomorrow?"
• "Alexa, help me create a custom workout."
With the Personal Trainer Skill Blueprint, you can create and track custom weekly workouts with Alexa as your personal fitness coach.
• "Alexa, open Wait Wait Quiz."
• "Alexa, tell me some good news."

GET YOUR GAME DAY GRUB
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• "Alexa, what's the number for Domino's?"
• "Alexa, find me a recipe for my football party."
• "Alexa, remove chicken wings from my shopping list."

scott
Posted: Saturday, February 02, 2019 9:34:25 AM
Rank: Administration
Groups: Member

Joined: 3/24/2008
Posts: 2,664
Points: 5,168
Location: South Florida USA
I cheer on fans who go the whole nine yards.
Just ask, "Alexa, tell me a football super fan joke."

THINGS TO TRY
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• "Alexa, what’s the Amazon Beta Testing Program?"
• "Alexa, touchdown Rams!"
Alexa is rooting for your favorite team on game day and celebrating with you when they score.
• "Alexa, open Sports Jeopardy!"
• "Alexa, what are the Grammy nominations this year?"
• "Alexa, open Rookies Guide to the NFL."
Your official way to learn about the NFL with Alexa. Learn more.
• "Alexa, what is Brief Mode?"
• "Alexa, add three minutes to my nachos timer."
Just in queso you need more time to be game day ready. Add and remove time on your timers or restart as you need it.
• "Alexa, tell me a black history fact."
• "Alexa, what are the odds on the Patriots game?"
• "Alexa, start ESPN."
• "Alexa, how many days are in February?"
• "Alexa, give me a Groundhog Day fun fact."
• "Alexa, announce that the game is starting."
• "Alexa, remind me to take out the trash every Thursday when I get home."
Now you can create location-based reminders to get a notification when you arrive at or leave a location.
• "Alexa, how old is Tom Hanks?"
• "Alexa, who’s going to win the Big Game?"

scott
Posted: Saturday, February 09, 2019 9:44:58 AM
Rank: Administration
Groups: Member

Joined: 3/24/2008
Posts: 2,664
Points: 5,168
Location: South Florida USA
My poetry puts the petal to the metal.
Just say, "Alexa, roses are red…"

THINGS TO TRY
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• "Alexa, play me a love podcast."
• "Alexa, what movies are playing this weekend?"
• "Alexa, can you beatbox?"
• "Alexa, play the GRAMMY Nominees playlist on Apple Music."
Stream Apple Music on compatible Echo devices. Just enable the Apple Music Skill and link your account. Active Apple Music subscription required.
• "Alexa, sing a love song."
• "Alexa, open Angel Investor."
• "Alexa, what are some flower shops nearby?"
• "Alexa, play Alicia Keys on Amazon Music."
• "Alexa, open Song Quiz."
• "Alexa, announce Happy Valentine's Day!"
• "Alexa, how many days until Red Sox opening day?"
• "Alexa, tell me a love story."
• "Alexa, what was the last book in the Jack Reacher series?"
• "Alexa, who is Cupid?"
• "Alexa, play the Sims."
• "Alexa, tell me a Valentine's Day joke."

IN THE MUSIC MOOD
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• "Alexa, turn it up."
• "Alexa, what song is this?"
• "Alexa, play more music like this on Amazon Music."

scott
Posted: Saturday, February 16, 2019 10:14:31 AM
Rank: Administration
Groups: Member

Joined: 3/24/2008
Posts: 2,664
Points: 5,168
Location: South Florida USA
Let me brighten your day.
Just say, "Alexa, tell me a light bulb joke."

THINGS TO TRY
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• "Alexa, what’s the latest?"
Get the latest news headline with Alexa as the newscaster. Learn more.
• "Alexa, when is President's Day?"
• "Alexa, tell me a presidential fact."
• "Alexa, open Lemonade Stand."
• "Alexa, play the Amazon Original by Mumford & Sons on Amazon Music."
Exclusive to Amazon Music, stream two Amazon Original songs from Mumford & Sons today.
• "Alexa, what are the Oscars?"
• "Alexa, surprise me."
• "Alexa, show me the front door camera."
Stay connected to home activity with compatible smart home security. Learn more about the different ways you can make your home smarter.
• "Alexa, let’s play a game."
• "Alexa, call mom's cell."
• "Alexa, tell me about the upcoming NASCAR race."
• "Alexa, give me a riddle."
• "Alexa, read the book Life of Pi from Audible."
Now you can control your listening speed. Just say, "Alexa, read faster" or "Alexa, read slower" after starting your book.
• "Alexa, open Silver Linings."
• "Alexa, how many ounces are in a gallon?"
• "Alexa, what's trending?"

YOUR HOME GYM
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• "Alexa, play the playlist Cardio Dance Workout on Amazon Music."
Get your music when and where you want it. Alexa Cast allows you to play and control your music on any compatible Alexa devices or multi-room music groups from your Amazon Music iOS or Android app.
• "Alexa, turn on the fan."
Make your home gym high-tech by using the Amazon Smart Plug with compatible basic appliances.
• "Alexa, what's the most popular protein powder?"

scott
Posted: Saturday, February 23, 2019 9:47:39 AM
Rank: Administration
Groups: Member

Joined: 3/24/2008
Posts: 2,664
Points: 5,168
Location: South Florida USA
I've cast my vote for some "reel ly" big movies.
Just say, "Alexa, who is going to win an Oscar?"

THINGS TO TRY
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Alexa's always getting smarter. Visit the Alexa Blog to check out February's Monthly Roundup of new Alexa features and updates.
• "Alexa, open Choose Your Own Adventure."
Relive classic Choose Your Own Adventure stories with this new Alexa skill from Audible. You choose the adventure, you decide what happens next. Learn More.
• "Alexa, give it up for science."
• "Alexa, who is nominated for Best Actor?"
• "Alexa, announce that the Oscars are starting."
• "Alexa, how do I publish a custom skill?"
With Skill Blueprints, you can now create custom Alexa Skills and publish them to the Alexa Skills Store for anyone to use—no coding required.
• "Alexa, when is the first day of spring?"
• "Alexa, play the playlist Cold Weather Indie on Amazon Music."
• "Alexa, how do I play music in all my rooms?"
• "Alexa, sing-along with Queen."
Live out your rock-and-roll dreams and sing-along with the rock band, Queen.
• "Alexa, tell me a movie joke."
• "Alexa, open Ultimate Oscars Movie Trivia."
• "Alexa, who is the UFC welterweight champion?"
• "Alexa, who is your favorite actor?"
• "Alexa, open Three Questions."
• "Alexa, what time is sunset?"
• "Alexa, what’s on your mind?"

BE FASHIONABLY YOU
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• "Alexa, what is Echo Look?"
Check your outfit of the day. Take full-length photos and 6-second videos with Echo Look, a hands-free camera and style assistant with Alexa.
• "Alexa, what should I wear?"
• "Alexa, what’s trending in fashion?"

scott
Posted: Monday, March 04, 2019 11:26:38 AM
Rank: Administration
Groups: Member

Joined: 3/24/2008
Posts: 2,664
Points: 5,168
Location: South Florida USA
I've got jokes about all that jazz.
Just say, "Alexa, tell me a joke about jazz."

THINGS TO TRY
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• "Alexa, rename the living room plug."
Rename your smart home devices and organize them into groups so you can control them more easily. Just ask to rename a device or add a device to a group.
• "Alexa, no soup for you."
• "Alexa, when does Game of Thrones return?"
• "Alexa, play new music on Amazon Music."
• "Alexa, learn my voice."
Get your personalized experience for music, making calls, setting location-based reminders, and more, when Alexa recognizes your voice. Set up your voice profile today. Learn more.
• "Alexa, what's the question of the day?"
• "Alexa, drop in on the kitchen."
• "Alexa, what is your favorite hobby?"
• "Alexa, what is the next book by Rachel Hollis?"
• "Alexa, sing Woohoo Technology."
• "Alexa, open Chevrolet."
Ask Alexa to remotely start and pre-condition your Chevrolet vehicle. For the full list of Connected Car Skills, learn more here.
• "Alexa, when does March Madness start?"
• "Alexa, how's the Dow Jones doing?"
• "Alexa, open Word Play."
• "Alexa, when is Ash Wednesday?"
• "Alexa, can you do an impression?"

SPRING FORWARD ON SPRING CLEANING
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• "Alexa, help me create a chore chart."
• "Alexa, help me track my tasks."
• "Alexa, who's on dish duty tonight?"
With the Chore Chart, Task Tracker, and Whose Turn Skill Blueprints, you can create personalized Alexa Skills to help organize and simplify your life at home.

scott
Posted: Saturday, March 09, 2019 7:39:32 AM
Rank: Administration
Groups: Member

Joined: 3/24/2008
Posts: 2,664
Points: 5,168
Location: South Florida USA
I think it's time to laugh.
Just say, "Alexa, tell me a joke about time."

THINGS TO TRY
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• "Alexa, play music for International Women's Day on Amazon Music."
Exclusive to Amazon Music Unlimited, listen to 'guest curator' playlists from a host of trailblazing female artists including Courtney Barnett, Sigrid, Maggie Rogers, and Sharon Van Etten.
• "Alexa, open Nature Sounds."
• "Alexa, answer the front door camera."
Never miss answering the doorbell by setting up a chime or custom announcement for your Ring Doorbell. Go to the Alexa app to get started.
• "Alexa, add an umbrella to my cart."
• "Alexa, do you know the value of pi?"
• "Alexa, what is Echo Wall Clock?"
Easily spring forward with automatic adjustments for daylight saving time, and see timers at a glance, with the Echo Wall Clock.
• "Alexa, when does daylight saving time begin?"
• "Alexa, how many threes has Steph Curry made?"
• "Alexa, open The Division Network."
Hear from an agent on the ground to discover encrypted files and understand what is happening in the events leading up to Tom Clancy’s The Division 2. Learn more.
• "Alexa, read The 4-Hour Workweek from Audible."
• "Alexa, who inspires you?"
• "Alexa, how many days until Easter?"
• "Alexa, open Science Studio."
To use this kids' skill, a parent or guardian must first provide permission.
• "Alexa, what's the birthday roundup?"
• "Alexa, how do you spell 'vacuum?'"
• "Alexa, compute to the last digit the value of pi."

MOVIE NIGHT
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• "Alexa, watch Bosch on Fire TV."
Use your Alexa device to control your Fire TV. Try saying any request that includes an action on the Fire TV, to automatically link your Fire TV to your Alexa Device. Learn more.
• "Alexa, add popcorn to my shopping list."
• "Alexa, dim the lights."
Get the full home theater experience with smart lights and other smart home devices.


scott
Posted: Friday, March 15, 2019 7:57:12 PM
Rank: Administration
Groups: Member

Joined: 3/24/2008
Posts: 2,664
Points: 5,168
Location: South Florida USA
I know where it's @.
Just ask, "Alexa, what's your Twitter handle?"

THINGS TO TRY
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• "Alexa, dim the nursery lights."
Ward off bedtime monsters by dimming lights and creating lighting schedules. Learn more about smart home ideas for parents.
• "Alexa, who's your favorite college basketball team?"
• "Alexa, what's the IMDb rating for Captain Marvel?"
• "Alexa, open Ultimate History Quiz."
• "Alexa, what day is spring equinox?"
• "Alexa, tell me a basketball joke."
• "Alexa, shop for a basketball."
• "Alexa, play The Daily."
The biggest stories from The New York Times, hosted by Michael Barbaro. News twenty minutes a day, five days a week. Learn more.
• "Alexa, who is leading the PLAYERS Championship?"
• "Alexa, are you wearing green?"
• "Alexa, play music for St. Patrick’s Day on Amazon Music."
• "Alexa, read at normal speed."
Control the pace of listening to your Audible book. You can also say, "Alexa, read faster," and "Alexa, read slower," to find your preferred listening speed.
• "Alexa, open Categories Game."
• "Alexa, is it raining?"
• "Alexa, call my phone."
• "Alexa, tell me a limerick."

MARCH MADNESS
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• "Alexa, how long does March Madness last?"
• "Alexa, how many times has Duke been to the Final Four?"
• "Alexa, how did Villanova do in the March Madness tournament last year?"

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