in September offered “The Complete List of Alexa Commands so Far”

Some lingo is confusing to virtual assistant devices. To avoid wasting time and suffering pat responses - “Sorry, I’m having trouble understanding you right now” - learn effective commands.

We hope you love the items below as much as we did! GateHouse Media may collect a share of sales from links on this page. in September offered “The Complete List of Alexa Commands so Far” for the Amazon Echo, which includes:
- “Alexa, help.”
- “Alexa, let’s chat.”
- “Alexa, mute” or, “Alexa, unmute.”
- “Alexa, stop” or, “Alexa, shut up.”
- “Alexa, louder” or “Alexa, turn up/down the volume.”
- “Alexa, show my calendar.”
- “Alexa, show me movie show times.”
- “Alexa, show me the weekend forecast.”
- “Alexa, create a to-do.”
- “Alexa, what is the IMDb rating for [movie or TV show]?”
- “Alexa, how do you make chocolate chip cookies?”
- “Alexa, what’s the nearest coffee shop?” in June pointed out the most important and basic command for Google Assistant is “Ok, Google,” which needs to be said to turn the device on and before each question is asked. After expressing, “Ok, Google,” the device provides information on just about any subject:
- “Results from [name of team] last game.”
- “What is [name] stock price?”
- “What is the definition of [word]?”
- “Send an email to [say the contact name] [say what you want to write in the email].”
- “Make a note with Evernote.”
- “What’s my next appointment?”

Earlier this year, listed prominent “Hey Siri” commands to use with Apple HomePod. A few regarding music are:
- “Who sings this song?”
- “Add this song to my favorites.”
- “Add this song to my Apple Watch playlist.”

Of course, there is so much more these virtual assistants can accomplish. Learning an individual device’s attributes, from spelling and math to turning on lights and raising or lowering interior temperatures, involves taking time to speak its language so that it will do what it was designed to do: make life easier.