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Amazon’s Alexa is constantly learning new tricks and she probably has plenty of new commands since the writing this article. If you have an Amazon Echo or any Alexa device (We know you do, Matt Graham), you may want to see what commands you are missing out on that would help you be more productive throughout the day.

If you think about it, the more productive you are, the less stressed you become. Let me give you an example:

You wake up and get ready for work. You finish up showering, throwing your clothes on, and hop in your car to start your commute…that is, if you even have a commute these days. On the way to work you take a look at the route on your phone to see that you now have a 20-minute traffic delay. Great. You have instantly become stressed because you are going to be late for that important design meeting with Craig.

The goal here is to get ahead of all these stressful encounters by asking the right questions at the right times.

But how will we know what those right questions are? Luckily for you, we have ranked the most productive Alexa commands down to the biggest time wasters. Alexa has plenty more commands in addition to this list, but we have removed a good chunk of them that were redundant.

Without further ado, here are the Alexa commands we ranked from the most productive to least productive.

Productive Alexa Commands

1. “Alexa, give me a life hack.”
2. “Alexa, start my day.”
3. “Alexa, what should I make for dinner?”
4. “Alexa, what’s the news?”
5. “Alexa, what’s my commute?”
6. “Alexa, turn the temperature down.”
7. “Alexa, what’s 62 times 12?”
8. “Alexa, lock the front door.”
9. “Alexa, give me a Haloween hack.”
10. “Alexa, read my emails.”
11. “Alexa, find quick dinner recipes.”
12. “Alexa, start my workout.”
13. “Alexa, remind me to walk the dog every day at 6 PM.”
14. “Alexa, how do you say ‘I love you’ in French?”
15. “Alexa, how many ounces are in a pound?”
16. “Alexa, what Chinese restaurants are nearby?”
17. “Alexa, set an alarm for every Monday at 8am.”
18. “Alexa, wake me up at 10 AM to ‘The Lazy Song’ by Bruno Mars.”
19. “Alexa, snooze alarm.”
20. “Alexa, cancel my alarm.”
21. “Alexa, how many kilometers are in a mile?”
22. “Alexa, how many cups in a quart?”
23. “Alexa, what’s 100 dollars in Euros?”
24. “Alexa, turn on the Living Room.”
25. “Alexa, dim the Bedroom lights to 50 percent.”
26. “Alexa, turn the Kid’s Bedroom lights blue.”
27. “Alexa, make the Kitchen lights warmer.”
28. “Alexa, turn on the lamp.”
29. “Alexa, how many teaspoons in a tablespoon?”
30. “Alexa, what’s my next meeting?”
31. “Alexa, tell me about my work day.”
32. “Alexa, move my meeting with John.”
33. “Alexa, join my meeting.”
34. “Alexa, move dentist appointment from 3 PM to 5 PM.”
35. “Alexa, find me a recipe for banana bread.”
36. “Alexa, order coffee.”
37. “Alexa, what temperature is it in here?”
38. “Alexa, add sugar to my shopping list.”
39. “Alexa, set a sauce timer for 5 minutes.”
40. “Alexa, announce that dinner’s ready.”
41. “Alexa, what’s the stock price of General Motors?”
42. “Alexa, add eggs to my shopping list.”
43. “Alexa, put ‘call the plumber’ on my to-do list.”
44. “Alexa, remember that Jamal doesn’t like cilantro.”
45. “Alexa, set a sleep timer for 30 minutes.”
46. “Alexa, reply to this email.”
47. “Alexa, can I change your name?”
48. “Alexa, show me the last event at the front door camera.”
49. “Alexa, what’s free from Audible?”
50. “Alexa, read Girl on the Train from Audible.”
51. “Alexa, read The Martian from Kindle.”
52. “Alexa, Wikipedia ‘mid-century modern.’”
53. “Alexa, when was McDonald’s founded?”
54. “Alexa, when is Labor Day?”
55. “Alexa, what day is October 3?”
56. “Alexa, what’s on TV tonight?”
57. “Alexa, where’s the nearest coffee shop?”
58. “Alexa, when are the Emmys?”
59. “Alexa, what’s the most popular TV show?”
60. “Alexa, set a timer for 10 minutes.”
61. “Alexa, remind me to call mom tomorrow at 9 AM.”
62. “Alexa, message Nina.”
63. “Alexa, play my messages.”
64. “Alexa, what’s the forecast for tomorrow?”
65. “Alexa, what’s the humidity today?”
66. “Alexa, play WNYC radio station.”
67. “Alexa, announce that I’m heading home from the office.”
68. “Alexa, what new things have you learned?”
69. “Alexa, open Prime Video.”
70. “Alexa, show me Jennifer Lawrence movies.”
71. “Alexa, show my Watchlist.”
72. “Alexa, find kids movies.”
73. “Alexa, volume 6.”
74. “Alexa, turn on shuffle.”
75. “Alexa, what temperature is it in here?”


Somewhat Productive Alexa Commands

76. “Alexa, when’s the next full moon?”
77. “Alexa, connect to my phone.”
78. “Alexa, what happened today in history?”
79. “Alexa, tell me an inspirational quote.”
80. “Alexa, who was the fifth President of the United States?”
81. “Alexa, how do I turn off your microphones?”
82. “Alexa, what’s a wake word?”
83. “Alexa, how do I manage my voice recordings?”
84. “Alexa, delete what I just said.”
85. “Alexa, delete everything I said today.”
86. “Alexa, tell me what you heard.”
87. “Alexa, what do you record?”
88. “Alexa, when is Crazy Rich Asians playing?”
89. “Alexa, are you always listening?”
90. “Alexa, how do you spell ‘accommodate?’”
91. “Alexa, what’s my sports update?”
92. “Alexa, what’s Babe Ruth’s lifetime batting average?”
93. “Alexa, show photo albums.”
94. “Alexa, repeat slideshow.”
95. “Alexa, next photo.”
96. “Alexa, previous photo.”
97. “Alexa, zoom in.”
98. “Alexa, zoom out.”
99. “Alexa, take a photo.”
100. “Alexa, take a Four Shot photo.”
101. “Alexa, what games can I play with Echo Buttons?”
102. “Alexa, launch Bandit Buttons.”
103. “Alexa, launch Trivial Pursuit Tap.”
104. “Alexa, play the podcast Freakonomics.”
105. “Alexa, previous podcast episode.”
106. “Alexa, rewind 5 minutes.”
107. “Alexa, resume my podcast.
108. “Alexa, pick a card.”
109. “Alexa, flip a coin.”
110. “Alexa, roll the dice.”
111. “Alexa, roll a 12-sided die.”
112. “Alexa, pick a number between 1 and 100.”


Non-Productive Alexa Commands

113. “Alexa, drum roll please.”
114. “Alexa, paper rock scissors.”
115. “Alexa, what’s the tallest animal?”
116. “Alexa, who wrote The Bell Jar?”
117. “Alexa, tell me about Dan Brown.”
118. “Alexa, what is Catch-22?”
119. “Alexa, how many books has Stephen King written?”
120. “Alexa, tell me about Draco Malfoy.”
121. “Alexa, test my history knowledge.”
122. “Alexa, test my spelling.”
123. “Alexa, play Geo Quiz.”
124. “Alexa, open Ultimate History Quiz.”
125. “Alexa, play Animal Game.”
126. “Alexa, open SpongeBob.”
127. “Alexa, open Amazon Storytime.”
128. “Alexa, open Freeze Dancers.”
129. “Alexa, play Heads Up!”
130. “Alexa, start The Music Quiz.”
131. “Alexa, Play Would You Rather”
132. “Alexa, open Yes Sire.”
133. “Alexa, open The Magic Door.”
134. “Alexa, tell me my fortune.”
135. “Alexa, open Box of Cats.”
136. “Alexa, play Twenty Questions.”
137. “Alexa, give me a round of applause.”
138. “Alexa, open Categories Game.”
139. “Alexa, open Guess My Name.”
140. “Alexa, is George Clooney married?”
141. “Alexa, tell me about the movie Hans Solo.”
142. “Alexa, what’s the IMDb rating for Incredibles 2?”
143. “Alexa, what’s Emma Stone’s latest movie?”
144. “Alexa, what action movies are playing this weekend?”
145. “Alexa, what time is Modern Family on?”
146. “Alexa, give me a World Series burn.”
147. “Alexa, give me a prank.”
148. “Alexa, give me a burn for the big game.”
149. “Alexa, what’s the shortest word in the dictionary?”
150. “Alexa, tell me a fun fact about sleep.”
151. “Alexa, what’s the birthday roundup?”
152. “Alexa, tell me something weird.”
153. “Alexa, tell me three things to know.”
154. “Alexa, sing a song.”
155. “Alexa, can you auto-tune?”
156. “Alexa, sing a campfire song.”
157. “Alexa, beatbox for me.”
158. “Alexa, sing ‘Take Me Out to the Ball Game.’”
159. “Alexa, what’s your favorite flower?”
160. “Alexa, tell me a shark story.”
161. “Alexa, give me an Easter egg.”
162. “Alexa, give me a hard-boiled Easter egg.’”
163. “Alexa, Release the Kraken!”
164. “Alexa, speak Klingon.”
165. “Alexa, pretend to be a supervillain.”
166. “Alexa, what’s your mission?”
167. “Alexa, tell me a palindrome.”
168. “Alexa, give me a tongue twister.”
169. “Alexa, can you talk like Yoda?”
170. “Alexa, ET phone home.”
171. “Alexa, give me a blooper.”
172. “Alexa, beam me up.”
173. “Alexa, fire photon torpedoes.”
174.“ Alexa, give me a famous first line.”
175. “Alexa, I’m bored.”
176. “Alexa, surprise me.”
177. “Alexa, talk like a pirate.”
178. “Alexa, I need more cowbell.”
179. “Alexa, there’s always money in the banana stand.”
180. “Alexa, where is my super suit?”
181.“ Alexa, speak in iambic pentameter.”
182. “Alexa, you can’t handle the truth.”
183. “Alexa, Bond, James Bond.”
184. “Alexa, do you have any Grey Poupon?”
185. “Alexa, elementary my dear Watson.”
186. “Alexa, no soup for you.”
187. “Alexa, to the Batmobile.”
188. “Alexa, I’d like to buy a vowel.”
189. “Alexa, I love it when a plan comes together.”
190. “Alexa, what’s our vector, Victor?”
191. “Alexa, did we just become best friends?”
192. “Alexa, it’s gonna be legendary.”
193. “Alexa, sing me a holiday song.”
194. “Alexa, what’s your favorite holiday movie?”
195. “Alexa, what are you going to be for Halloween?”
196 “Alexa, tell me a Thanksgiving story.”
197. “Alexa, sing me a Christmas rap.”
198. “Alexa, tell me the story ‘Sharing Season.’”
199. “Alexa, open my gift.”
200. “Alexa, sing a New Year song.”
201. “Alexa, what are your New Year’s resolutions?”
202. “Alexa, tell me a President’s Day fact.”
203. “Alexa, what can I do for Earth Day?”
204. “Alexa, tell me a Mother’s Day poem.”
205. “Alexa, tell me a Star Wars joke.”
206. “Alexa, which came first, the chicken or the egg?”
207. “Alexa, how are you?”
208. “Alexa, goodnight.”
209. “Alexa, tell me a joke about you.”
210. “Alexa, what are you reading?”
211. “Alexa, tell me a thought from the cloud.”
212. “Alexa, what’s on your mind?”
213. “Alexa, who do you love?”
214. “Alexa, what are you doing for your birthday?”
215. “Alexa, what are you thankful for?”
216. “Alexa, can you do an impression?”
217. “Alexa, good morning.”
218. “Alexa, tell me a poem.”
219. “Alexa, tell My Pet Rock to go play”


We hope this list helped you find a few commands that you can start using on a daily basis that will help you stay productive. If you know of any that we missed, please comment below or shoot us a DM!

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