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10 Things Your Amazon Echo Can Do That You Might Not Have Known



There are many things your Amazon Echo aka Alexa can do. Here are some you can try.

10. "Alexa, wake me at 9am to artist the beatles" This will set the alarm to go off at 9am the next day, and it will play songs by the Beatles. You can use any artist you wish.

9. "Alexa, tell WiFi Password"

Are you always forgetting your household wifi password? After you enable this skill when you say that, Alexa will tell you the name of your WiFi name and slowly spell the password. To set it up you must click on the following URL: https://www.amazon.com/cubic-ai-WiFi-Password/dp/B06XXJ5GBD/ref=sr_1_25?s=digital-skills&ie=UTF8&qid=1516637568&sr=1-25#

8. "Alexa, ask FitBit how I'm doing"

This will tell you how many steps you have walk for the day so far. To activate you must use this URL: https://www.amazon.com/Fitbit-Inc/dp/B01CH4BP28/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-skills&ie=UTF8&qid=1516662551&sr=1-1&keywords=fitbit

7. "Alexa, read me a story" This will read you from you collection of books from audible. There are a number of free classic books available in Audible. Here is a chance to be read to and maybe brush on the classics. Goto Audible.com to claim your free books.

6. "Alexa ask Capital One what my balance is." If you have a Capital One card this will allow you find out your balance. There are also skills for American Express and other cards (goto here and search for your card - https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_2?url=search-alias%3Dalexa-skills&field-keywords=finance )

5. "Alexa, open Dominos and place an order"

I don't do Dominos that much but when I do I normally get the same things as last time. It's so much easier to re-order using Alexa especially since my credit card is on-file. One voice command and my pizza is on its way. There is also one for Pizza Hut as well.

4. "Alexa, what's my schedule tomorrow." , "Alexa, new appointment"

This takes a little setting up but basically it reads/writes to your google calendar. THERE IS A WAY to use your Microsoft Outlook / Exchange account! Please contact me directly as it takes a couple of extra steps that are too long for this article ( Questions@thehitechnomad.com )

3. "Alexa, Ask Kayak how much a ticket from Boston to New York is?"

This is allow you check and even book, airline flights, hotels and more. You can even set price alerts all with your voice.

2. "Alexa, ask Tile where my keys are"

If you have Tile(s) ( the white Tile(s) that are used to track, keys, luggage, etc - http://amzn.to/2G8vb6n ) This skill will tell you where the requested item is.

And tied for first place.

1. "Alexa, play Jeopardy"

This is a fun interactive game that changes daily. You'll be asked 6 questions and you have to answer, its amazing and fun"

or

1. "Alexa, fire photon torpedoes! "

This command will result in Alexa playing the familiar sounds of torpedoes firing. Editor's Note: You can also say "Alexa, Red alert" will result in the alert sound.

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