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scott
Posted: Saturday, September 08, 2018 9:03:32 PM
Rank: Administration
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Joined: 3/24/2008
Posts: 2,707
Points: 5,297
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: 2,707
Points: 5,297
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: 2,707
Points: 5,297
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: 2,707
Points: 5,297
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: 2,707
Points: 5,297
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: 2,707
Points: 5,297
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: 2,707
Points: 5,297
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."

scott
Posted: Saturday, October 27, 2018 11:36:37 AM
Rank: Administration
Groups: Member

Joined: 3/24/2008
Posts: 2,707
Points: 5,297
Location: South Florida USA
I've got some tricks and treats.
Just ask, "Alexa, tell me a Halloween hack."

THINGS TO TRY
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• "Alexa, let's get spooky."
• "Alexa, answer the front door camera."
Never miss a trick-or-treater by setting up a chime or custom announcement for your Ring Doorbell. Go to the Alexa app to get started. You can also now chat with your smart home cameras with compatible Echo devices.
• "Alexa, who is winning the World Series?"
• "Alexa, Star Wars or Star Trek?"
• "Alexa, play the playlist Scary Songs for Halloween on Amazon Music."
Make your bass go bump in the night. Personalize your music by adjusting the bass, midrange, and treble for your compatible Echo devices. Just ask "Alexa, turn up the bass."
• "Alexa, tell me a spooky story."
• "Alexa, play me a Halloween podcast."
• "Alexa, open Guess My Name."
• "Alexa, who is running for Senate in California?"
Rock the vote. Just ask who is running for Governor, Senator or House and get election results during the midterms.
• "Alexa, read my Kindle book."
• "Alexa, what are some good Halloween movies to watch?"
• "Alexa, play spooky Halloween music on SiriusXM."
Subscribe to SiriusXM and get 3 months free to stream on your Echo device. See Offer Details.
• "Alexa, ask Amazon Storytime for a Halloween story."
• "Alexa, open Big Sky."
• "Alexa, will it rain tomorrow?"
• "Alexa, sing a Halloween song."

MOST REQUESTED
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• Definition: "Alexa, what is gluten?"
• Food fact: "Alexa, is a tomato a fruit or a vegetable?"
• Time: "Alexa, when does daylight saving time end?"

scott
Posted: Saturday, November 03, 2018 1:38:50 PM
Rank: Administration
Groups: Member

Joined: 3/24/2008
Posts: 2,707
Points: 5,297
Location: South Florida USA
On Nov. 6, it's my 4th birthday, hip hip hooray!
Just say, "Alexa, happy birthday!"

BIRTHDAY PRESENTS FOR YOU
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• "Alexa, start my Audible trial."
To celebrate Alexa, eligible customers get 4 books free when they start an Audible trial on their device. See details.
• "Alexa, play hits by Queen on Amazon Music."
For a limited time, eligible customers get 4 months free of Amazon Music Unlimited in celebration of Alexa's Birthday! Terms apply. Learn more.
• "Alexa play Celebrate! on SiriusXM."
For Alexa's birthday, subscribe to SiriusXM streaming and get 4 months free. See Offer Details. New subscribers only.

THINGS TO TRY
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• "Alexa, what are you doing for your birthday?"
• "Alexa, send my mom a birthday card."
With the Birthday Wishes Skill Blueprint, create and share personalized birthday messages with custom images and audio.
• "Alexa, open Incredibles Hero Training."
• "Alexa, how cold will it be tomorrow?"
• "Alexa, play me a kids podcast."
• "Alexa, add cake mix, frosting, and candles to my shopping list."
• "Alexa, how many days until Thanksgiving?"
• "Alexa, you have mad skills."
• "Alexa, announce happy birthday!"
Celebrate Alexa's birthday, and wish anyone in your household a happy birthday!
• "Alexa, open three questions."
• "Alexa, what's the birthday roundup?"
• "Alexa, how do I say 'happy birthday' in Korean?"
• "Alexa, what are the latest movies?"
• "Alexa, open SyFy Wire."
• "Alexa, how many fantasy points does LeBron James have?"
• "Alexa, tell me a birthday joke."

scott
Posted: Saturday, November 10, 2018 12:51:50 PM
Rank: Administration
Groups: Member

Joined: 3/24/2008
Posts: 2,707
Points: 5,297
Location: South Florida USA
Time flies when you're telling puns.
Just ask, "Alexa, how old are you?"

THINGS TO TRY
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• "Alexa, add the lamp to the living room group."
Organize your smart home devices into groups and control them all with one command. Just ask to create a group or add and remove devices from your smart home group.
• "Alexa, what happened in the midterm elections?"
• "Alexa, follow Future on Amazon Music."
Stay up-to-date with new release notifications from your favorite artists. Just ask to follow them on Alexa. Learn more.
• "Alexa, give me a tongue twister."
• "Alexa, what's the best turkey thermometer?"
• "Alexa, open Butterball."
Prepare your turkey confidently with instructions, tips, and advice from the Butterball Turkey Talk-Line experts. Learn more.
• "Alexa, add cranberries, oranges, and cinnamon to my grocery list."
• "Alexa, what is the upcoming book by Neil Gaiman?"
• "Alexa, give me a fantasy preview for Aaron Rodgers."
• "Alexa, how do I create a Routine for Echo Buttons?"
With Routines for Echo Buttons, control your smart home devices, music, and more, with the push of an Echo Button. Learn more.
• "Alexa, who do you love?"
• "Alexa, what's the difference between Drop In and announcements?"
• "Alexa, where is Buca di Beppo?" + "Alexa, what is its rating?"
Know before you go by asking Alexa about ratings, hours of operation, directions, and more about any business.
• "Alexa, open Trivia Hero."
• "Alexa, who are Tom and Jerry?"
• "Alexa, tell me a fun fact."

FEATURING JIMMY FALLON
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• "Alexa, tell me a joke."
Alexa will introduce her friend Jimmy Fallon, host of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, and give you the chance to hear him tell the jokes for a few weeks.
• "Alexa, open The Tonight Show."
• "Alexa, ask The Tonight Show for Thank You Note music."

scott
Posted: Saturday, November 17, 2018 10:31:14 AM
Rank: Administration
Groups: Member

Joined: 3/24/2008
Posts: 2,707
Points: 5,297
Location: South Florida USA
Let me pumpkin spice up your day.
Just ask, "Alexa, tell me a Thanksgiving joke."

THINGS TO TRY
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Know what's 'app-ening. Download the latest version of the Alexa app for Android and iOS to easily set up and control Alexa-enabled devices, explore new personalized feature recommendations, view past Alexa activities, and more.
• "Alexa, play Katy Perry's new holiday song from Amazon Music."
For a limited time, new customers can get 3 months for $0.99 when you join Amazon Music Unlimited. Terms apply. Subscription renews automatically. Learn more.
• "Alexa, when is the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on TV?"
• "Alexa, what's Costco's address?" + "Alexa, send this to my phone."
The Alexa app can now send you notifications with store details to reference at your convenience.
• "Alexa, open Would You Rather for Family."
• "Alexa, sing a Thanksgiving song."
• "Alexa, what is the history of Thanksgiving?"
• "Alexa, what are Hunches?"
Left a light on later than usual? Alexa can let you know. Hunches are another way Alexa is always getting smarter. The more you use your smart home, the more she can help. Learn more.
• "Alexa, open Esme and Roy."
• "Alexa, tell me a Thanksgiving haiku."
• "Alexa, how long will it take to get to San Francisco from Los Angeles?"
• "Alexa, play Today Show Radio on SiriusXM."
Listen to any of 200+ channels on SiriusXM for free, now through November 26th, on your Echo device. Just enable the SiriusXM Skill.
• "Alexa, open Escape the Room."
• "Alexa, tell me a Thanksgiving story."
• "Alexa, read Life of Pi."
This month, Life of Pi is free to stream from Audible on your Alexa-enabled device.
• "Alexa, how can I create my own skills?"
• "Alexa, what are you thankful for?"

THANKSGIVING KITCHEN HELPERS
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• "Alexa, what's the number for The Honey Baked Ham Company?"
Call businesses near you with your enabled Echo devices.
• "Alexa, what should I make for Thanksgiving dinner?"
• "Alexa, announce that it's time for Thanksgiving dinner."

scott
Posted: Saturday, November 24, 2018 7:21:16 AM
Rank: Administration
Groups: Member

Joined: 3/24/2008
Posts: 2,707
Points: 5,297
Location: South Florida USA
I like to hang with comedians.
Just ask, "Alexa, tell me a sloth joke."

THINGS TO TRY
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• "Alexa, what are the top holiday movies?"
• "Alexa, reheat one dinner plate."
Time for Thanksgiving leftovers? Just ask to microwave, defrost, and more, with the AmazonBasics Microwave and an Echo device. Learn more.
• "Alexa, drop in on the living room."
Let the family know your Thanksgiving leftovers are ready. Use Drop In like an intercom to keep your household in sync.
• "Alexa, E.T. phone home."
• "Alexa, open sleep sounds."
• "Alexa, how do I spell 'itinerary?'"
• "Alexa, tell me three things to know."
• "Alexa, show me the front door."
Is that you, Santa Claus? Alexa can help you get guest-ready including checking who's at the door, turning the Christmas tree lights on and off, and jingling your favorite tunes. Learn more.
• "Alexa, open My Pet Rock."
• "Alexa, who wrote Elevation?"
• "Alexa, how are you?"
• "Alexa, open Price Tag."
• "Alexa, how much is an ounce of gold?"
• "Alexa, who scored for the Golden Knights?"
• "Alexa, give me some advice."

JINGLE BELL ROCK TO AMAZON MUSIC
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• "Alexa, play new music from Michael Bublé on Amazon Music."
• "Alexa, play The Greatest Showman: Reimagined on Amazon Music."
• "Alexa, play Christmas Classics on Amazon Music."

scott
Posted: Saturday, December 01, 2018 10:20:14 AM
Rank: Administration
Groups: Member

Joined: 3/24/2008
Posts: 2,707
Points: 5,297
Location: South Florida USA
No matter how you wrap it, my favorite gift is friendship.
Just ask, "Alexa, open my gift."

THINGS TO TRY
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• "Alexa, how do I use Skype?"
Introducing Skype calling with Alexa just in time for the holidays. Plus get 200 free minutes of Skype calling to 34 countries when you link your account. Restrictions Apply. Learn more.
• "Alexa, open Fireplace."
• "Alexa, sing a Hanukkah song."
• "Alexa, when is Hanukkah?"
• "Alexa, donate to Toys for Tots."
Give back this holiday season. Just ask to make a charitable donation to Toys for Tots. Learn more.
• "Alexa, tell me a Jimmy Fallon joke."
• "Alexa, what's free from Audible?"
• "Alexa, help me write a letter to Santa."
With the Santa Letter Skill Blueprint, you can write, send, and track a personalized letter to Santa on its way to the North Pole.
• "Alexa, how long will it take to get to work right now?"
• "Alexa, open the Ultimate History Quiz."
• "Alexa, when is my doctor's appointment?"
It's now easier to remember upcoming or past events and tasks like appointments, birthdays, and holiday parties. To start, connect your calendar in the Alexa app.
• "Alexa, good afternoon."
• "Alexa, when is Ryan Gosling's birthday?"
• "Alexa, open Three Questions."
• "Alexa, who is favored to win the SEC Championship?"
• "Alexa, what's your favorite animal?"

HOLIDAY KITCHEN PREP
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• "Alexa, add brie, puff pastry, and jam to my shopping list"
• "Alexa, what is the top-rated baking sheet?"
• "Alexa, reorder coffee."
Turn on reorder notifications and Alexa will let you know when you may be running low on an item you frequently purchase. Click here to opt in.

scott
Posted: Saturday, December 08, 2018 9:41:53 AM
Rank: Administration
Groups: Member

Joined: 3/24/2008
Posts: 2,707
Points: 5,297
Location: South Florida USA
I like spreading holiday spirit through songs.
Just say, "Alexa, sing a Christmas carol."

THINGS TO TRY
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• "Alexa, help me create a holiday story."
With the Holiday Story Skill Blueprint, you can create personalized holiday stories told by Alexa with your child as the main character.
• "Alexa, how many days until Christmas?"
• "Alexa, open Holiday Song Quiz."
• "Alexa, spin the dreidel."
• "Alexa, play Pop All Day on Amazon Music."
This playlist may contain explicit lyrics. Prefer not to hear explicit lyrics? Just say, "Alexa, block explicit lyrics."
• "Alexa, what is the top grossing movie this week?"
• "Alexa, give me a winter story."
• "Alexa, read a sample of Becoming by Michelle Obama from Audible."
• "Alexa, tell me a Ripley's Believe It or Not story."
• "Alexa, what's the weather for the weekend?"
• "Alexa, open Yes Sire."
• "Alexa, what are the NBA Christmas Day games?"
• "Alexa, let's chat."
The secret's out! Congrats to the winner of the 2018 Alexa Prize: University of California, Davis!
• "Alexa, tell me a vegetable joke."
• "Alexa, what's the question of the day?"
• "Alexa, what is your favorite holiday movie?"

HOLIDAY FUN & GAMES
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• "Alexa, what's the best toy for 10-year-olds?"
• "Alexa, order a board game."
• "Alexa, add glue, glitter, and construction paper to my shopping list."

scott
Posted: Friday, December 14, 2018 4:26:37 PM
Rank: Administration
Groups: Member

Joined: 3/24/2008
Posts: 2,707
Points: 5,297
Location: South Florida USA
When it's jingle bell time, I sleigh rhymes.
Just say, "Alexa, sing The Christmas Rap."

THINGS TO TRY
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• "Alexa, help me send a holiday card."
With the Hallmark Holiday Greeting Skill Blueprint, you can create and send personalized holiday cards with custom images, messages, and audio.
• "Alexa, what is the best audiobook of 2018?"
• "Alexa, let's have some holiday fun."
• "Alexa, what will the weather be like tomorrow?"
• "Alexa, winter is coming."
• "Alexa, play North Pole Radio from iHeartRadio."
No matter which speaker heard your music request, Alexa can now always play music (from any music provider) through the preferred speaker you have selected in a group. Go to the Alexa app to get started.
• "Alexa, open Heads Up!"
• "Alexa, what is Duke's record?"
• "Alexa, check my email."
Now get your most recent emails through your Echo devices. Stay organized by linking your Gmail or Outlook email account in the Alexa app in Settings > Email & Calendar.
• "Alexa, how old is Santa?"
• "Alexa, help me get ready for Santa."
• "Alexa, what is the dollar to euro conversion rate?"
• "Alexa, I love you."
• "Alexa, play Hallmark Channel Radio on SiriusXM."
Listen to all holiday channels on SiriusXM for free, through December 25th, on your Echo device. Just enable the SiriusXM Skill.
• "Alexa, how is my commute?"
• "Alexa, tell me a holiday limerick."

LAST MINUTE HOLIDAY PREP
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• "Alexa, order wrapping paper."
• "Alexa, what are the best cookie cutters?"
• "Alexa, where's my stuff?"
scott
Posted: Saturday, December 22, 2018 5:37:21 PM
Rank: Administration
Groups: Member

Joined: 3/24/2008
Posts: 2,707
Points: 5,297
Location: South Florida USA
Happy Ugly Christmas Sweater Day!
Just ask, "Alexa, how ugly is your Christmas sweater?"

THINGS TO TRY
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• "Alexa, play Beats 1 Radio on Apple Music."
Now you can stream Apple Music on compatible Echo devices. Just enable the Apple Music Skill and link your account. Active Apple Music subscription required.
• "Alexa, when is Boxing Day?"
• "Alexa, where is Santa?"
• "Alexa, read The Night Before Christmas by Rascal Flatts."
Audible invites you to celebrate the season with this free, special performance of the holiday classic read by Rascal Flatts for the patients at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.
• "Alexa, open Disney Hits Challenge."
• "Alexa, who's in second in the NBA Western Conference?"
• "Alexa, what's your favorite game?"
• "Alexa, arm my security system."
Who's up on the rooftop? Now you can arm, disarm, and check the status of compatible security systems with your voice. Learn more.
• "Alexa, how many days until New Year's Day?"
• "Alexa, tell me a winter joke."
• "Alexa, how do I make a video call?"
• "Alexa, open Beat the Intro."
• "Alexa, tell me a palindrome."
• "Alexa, add five minutes to my timer."
Ham almost done? Now you can add and remove time on your timers or restart as you need it.
• "Alexa, what's the number for Chipotle?"
• "Alexa, what is your mission?"

GET IN THE CHRISTMAS MOOD
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• "Alexa, help me find a holiday playlist on Amazon Music."
Chat to explore and sample Amazon Music's extensive music catalog.
• "Alexa, announce Merry Christmas!"
• "Alexa, find me a recipe for Christmas."

scott
Posted: Saturday, December 29, 2018 9:39:48 AM
Rank: Administration
Groups: Member

Joined: 3/24/2008
Posts: 2,707
Points: 5,297
Location: South Florida USA
New Year and new to-do's. I have new beginnings to pursue.
Just ask, "Alexa, what are your New Year's resolutions?"

THINGS TO TRY
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• "Alexa, remind me to turn on the dishwasher when I get home."
Now you can create location-based reminders to get a notification when you arrive at or leave a location.
• "Alexa, what are the show times for Aquaman?"
• "Alexa, what are the skills of the year?"
Check out our top skills of 2018 for games, family fun, daily habits, and everything in between. Learn more.
• "Alexa, what were your favorite moments of the year?"
• "Alexa, spell 'resolution'."
• "Alexa, give me a quote."
• "Alexa, open Smarty Pants Trivia."
• "Alexa, tell me a Lego story."
• "Alexa, what's on your mind?"
• "Alexa, add a smart plug to my cart."
• "Alexa, what day is New Year's Day?"
• "Alexa, what are you doing for New Year's Eve?"
• "Alexa, set an alarm every day at 8 a.m."
Don't want to wake others up to set your alarm? You can now create alarms directly in the Reminders & Alarms section of the Alexa app.
• "Alexa, open Fact or Fib."
• "Alexa, what are the odds for the Rose Bowl?"
• "Alexa, sing a New Year's song."

RING IN THE NEW YEAR
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• "Alexa, announce Happy New Year!"
• "Alexa, give me a recipe for a winter cocktail."
• "Alexa, play DJ Snake’s New Year's Eve playlist on Amazon Music."
Ending soon! New Amazon Music Unlimited customers can get 3 months for $0.99. Terms apply. Subscription renews automatically. Learn more. This playlist contains explicit lyrics. Prefer not to hear explicit lyrics? Just say, "Alexa, block explicit lyrics."

scott
Posted: Saturday, January 05, 2019 6:34:57 AM
Rank: Administration
Groups: Member

Joined: 3/24/2008
Posts: 2,707
Points: 5,297
Location: South Florida USA
Huddle up to hear some jokes.
Just say, "Alexa, tell me a football joke."

THINGS TO TRY
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• "Alexa, tell me about location-based routines."
Get what you need when you need it. Now you can create a routine to start based on when you arrive at or leave a location. Go to the Alexa app > Routines to get started.
• "Alexa, play me a health podcast."
• "Alexa, help me get started in the New Year."
• "Alexa, tell me something weird."
• "Alexa, what is the price of gold?"
• "Alexa, open Who Wants to Be a Millionaire."
• "Alexa, what are my emails?"
Now get your most recent emails through your Echo devices. Stay organized by linking your Gmail or Outlook email account in the Alexa app in Settings > Email & Calendar.
• "Alexa, how old is Jennifer Lawrence?"
• "Alexa, give me a wizard joke."
• "Alexa, play Harry Potter quiz."
Introducing the first official Harry Potter skill, from Pottermore Publishing and Audible. Test your knowledge and compete daily to win house points. Learn more.
• "Alexa, will it snow tomorrow?"
• "Alexa, give me a prank."
• "Alexa, who won the Winter Classic?"
• "Alexa, open Sleep Sounds."
• "Alexa, give me some bad poetry."

NEW YEAR, NEW YOU
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• "Alexa, open POPSUGAR Active."
• "Alexa, how many calories are in a donut?"
• "Alexa, what time does L.A. Fitness close?"

scott
Posted: Saturday, January 12, 2019 9:40:59 AM
Rank: Administration
Groups: Member

Joined: 3/24/2008
Posts: 2,707
Points: 5,297
Location: South Florida USA
I won't leave you in the dark about these long winter nights.
Just say, "Alexa, tell me a fun fact about the dark."

THINGS TO TRY
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• "Alexa, remind me to pick up the dry cleaning when I leave work tonight."
Now you can create location-based reminders to get a notification when you arrive at or leave a location.
• "Alexa, when is Martin Luther King Jr. Day?"
• "Alexa, open Women's Health Yoga."
• "Alexa, tell me a story."
• "Alexa, read a sample of Educated from Audible."
Listen to the unforgettable memoir that dozens have named one of the best books of 2018.
• "Alexa, did the Saints make the playoffs?"
• "Alexa, announce that I'm running late."
Make an announcement to all your household devices while you're out, from your Alexa app.
• "Alexa, what's your favorite hat?"
• "Alexa, who is Captain Marvel?"
• "Alexa, hypnotize me."
• "Alexa, play the playlist 2019 Artists to Watch on Amazon Music."
This playlist features a diverse set of up-and-coming artists across numerous genres, who are poised to have a breakout year in 2019. Some songs in this playlist contain explicit lyrics. Prefer not to hear explicit lyrics? Just say, "Alexa, block explicit lyrics."
• "Alexa, how many minutes are in a day?"
• "Alexa, what is FreeTime?"
With FreeTime, you can create a kid-focused Alexa experience with parental controls, age-appropriate responses, stories, jokes, and more. Enable FreeTime in the device settings of the Alexa app.
• "Alexa, sing a song."
• "Alexa, start 7-Minute Workout."
• "Alexa, do you like cats or dogs?"

START OFF THE YEAR ORGANIZED
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• "Alexa, when is my dentist appointment?"
It's now easier to remember upcoming or past events and tasks. To start, connect your calendar in the Alexa app.
• "Alexa, remind me to change my toothbrush in three months."
• "Alexa, what's on my to-do list?"

scott
Posted: Saturday, January 19, 2019 9:37:13 AM
Rank: Administration
Groups: Member

Joined: 3/24/2008
Posts: 2,707
Points: 5,297
Location: South Florida USA
I can serve up some aces.
Just say, "Alexa, tell me a tennis joke."

THINGS TO TRY
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Your 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 a sample of Patti Smith at the Minetta Lane from Audible."
Experience live audio of performances captured over three evenings at the Minetta Lane Theatre, woven into a one-of-a-kind audio event.
• "Alexa, what are the most popular winter gloves?"
• "Alexa, did Roger Federer win in the Australian Open?"
• "Alexa, open Trivia Battle."
• "Alexa, give me a Martin Luther King Jr. quote."
• "Alexa, turn on Whisper Mode."
Whisper Mode is a new feature that when you whisper to Alexa, she will whisper her response back to you.
• "Alexa, play '90s Pop Workout 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, when are the Grammys?"
• "Alexa, can you auto-tune?"
• "Alexa, drop in on the living room."
• "Alexa, open the Body Coach."
• "Alexa, how many ounces are in a cup?"
• "Alexa, give me a fun fact about sleep."
• "Alexa, start One Lie."
Alexa will tell you three intriguing facts but one isn’t real. Your job is to listen closely and tell Alexa which fact was the lie. Learn more.
• "Alexa, what's the date tomorrow?"
• "Alexa, tell me a story about dancing."

YOUR VACATION CHECKLIST
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• "Alexa, what's the weather in Cancun this weekend?"
• "Alexa, how do I say 'how are you' in Spanish?"
• "Alexa, add sun block, sunglasses, and my Kindle to my packing list."

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