Amazon Alexa Commando’s

Amazon Echo zwart familie

Overzicht van de meest gebruikte Amaxon Alexa commando’s voor in Nederland.

Basic commands

  • Ask for help: “Alexa, help.”
  • Mute or unmute: “Alexa, mute” or, “Alexa, unmute.”
  • Stop or pause: “Alexa, stop” or, “Alexa, shut up.”
  • Change volume: “Alexa, set volume to 5,” “Alexa, louder” or, “Alexa, turn up/down the volume.”

Media controls

  • Play music: “Alexa, play some music.”
  • Queue specific song or artist: “Alexa, play music by [artist].”
  • Play a song based on context: “Alexa, play the latest Avett Brothers album” or, “Alexa, play that song that goes ‘Gotta gotta be down, because I want it all.'”
  • Play the song of the day: “Alexa, play the song of the day.”
  • Play Spotify music: “Alexa, playon Spotify.”
  • Play Pandora station: “Alexa, play [artist] station on Pandora.”
  • Play a radio station: “Alexa, play [radio station] on TuneIn.”
  • Play an audiobook: “Alexa, play on Audible,” “Alexa, read ” or, “Alexa, play the book, .”
  • Resume the last played audiobook: “Alexa, resume my book.”
  • Skip audiobook chapters: “Alexa, next chapter” or, “Alexa, previous chapter.”
  • Listen to Alexa read you a Kindle book: “Alexa, read me my Kindle book.”
  • Set a sleep timer: “Alexa set a sleep timer for 45 minutes” or, “Alexa, stop playing in 45 minutes.”
  • Song information: “Alexa, what’s playing?”
  • Music controls: “Alexa, play” or, “Alexa, next.”
  • Restart song: “Alexa, restart.”
  • Add a song to your Prime Music library: “Alexa, add this song.”
  • Like or dislike a song on Pandora and iHeartRadio: “Alexa, I like this song” or, “Alexa, thumbs down.”
  • Start Amazon Music Unlimited trial: “Alexa, start my free trial of Amazon Music Unlimited.”

Time and date

  • Set an alarm: “Alexa, set an alarm for 7 a.m.” or, “Alexa, wake me up at 7 in the morning.”
  • Set a repeating alarm: “Alexa, set a repeating alarm for weekdays at 7 a.m.”
  • Set a timer: “Alexa, timer” or, “Alexa, set a timer for 15 minutes.”
  • Create a named timer: “Alexa, set a pizza timer for 20 minutes.”
  • Set multiple timers: “Alexa, set a second timer for five minutes.”
  • Check timer status: “Alexa, how much time is left on the pizza timer?” or, “Alexa, what are my timers?”
  • Cancel a timer: “Alexa, cancel the pizza timer” or, “Alexa, cancel the 15 minute timer.”
  • Ask the time: “Alexa, what time is it?”
  • Ask the date: “Alexa, what’s the date?”
  • Ask when the next alarm is: “Alexa, when’s my next alarm?”
  • Cancel an alarm: “Alexa, cancel my alarm for 2 p.m.”
  • Snooze alarm: “Alexa, snooze.”
  • Check dates: “Alexa, when is [holiday] this year?”

Calls and messaging

Bellen met andere Alexa gebruikers:

  • Call another Echo user: “Alexa, call [name].”
  • Answer an incoming call: “Alexa, answer the call” or, “Alexa, answer.”
  • Hang up: “Alexa, hang up” or, “Alexa, end the call.”
  • Message another Echo user: “Alexa, message [name]” or, “Alexa, send [name] a message.”
  • Play messages: “Alexa, play messages.”
  • Use Drop In on one of your own devices: “Alexa, drop in on the living room.”
  • Drop In on another user (requires the other user to allow you to Drop In anytime): “Alexa, drop in on [name].”
  • Turn off the video during an ongoing call (only works with Echo Show): “Turn video off.”

To-do and shopping lists

  • Add task to to-do list: “Alexa, add ‘go to the grocery store’ to my to-do list” or, “Alexa, I need to make an appointment with the doctor.”
  • Create a new to-do item: “Alexa, create a to-do.”
  • Check calendar events: “Alexa, what’s on my calendar for tomorrow?”
  • Add an event to a calendar: “Alexa, add [event] to my calendar for [day] at [time]” or, “Alexa, add an event to my calendar.”
  • Create a shopping list: “Alexa, add eggs to my shopping list” or, “Alexa, I need to buy laundry detergent.”
  • Check your shopping list: “Alexa, what’s on my shopping list?”
  • Create a reminder: “Alexa, reminder” or, “Alexa, remind me to check the oven in five minutes.”
  • Check on existing reminders: “Alexa, what are my reminders this weekend?” or, “Alexa, what reminders do I have tomorrow?”

News and weather

  • Ask for your Flash Briefing: “Alexa, what’s my Flash Briefing?”
  • Check headlines: “Alexa, what’s in the news?”
  • Check weather: “Alexa, what’s the weather like?” or, “Alexa, will it rain today?” or even, “Alexa, will I need an umbrella today?”
  • Get a weather forecast: “Alexa, what’s the weather going to be like this weekend?
  • Get traffic information: “Alexa, what’s my commute look like?” or, “Alexa, what’s traffic like?”

Entertainment and food

  • Find movies in nearby theaters: “Alexa, what movies are playing?” or, “Alexa, what action movies are playing tonight?”
  • Get information on movies playing: “Alexa, tell me about the movie .”
  • Get IMDb rating: “Alexa, what is the IMDb rating for [movie or TV show]?”
  • Get casting for a movie or show: “Alexa, who plays in [movie or TV show]?”
  • Find out who an actor is: “Alexa, who plays [character] in [movie or TV show]?”
  • Find an actor’s latest work: “Alexa, what is [actor]’s latest movie?”
  • Find out who sings a particular song: “Who sings the song ?”
  • Get the names of band members: “Who is in the band [name]?”
  • Get album information: “What year did [band] release [song or album]?”
  • Find popular music from an artist: “Alexa, what’s popular from [artist]?”
  • Sample music from an artist: “Alexa, sample songs by [artist].”
  • Find a particular album or song: “Alexa, find [song or album] by [artist].”


  • Convert units: “Alexa, how many [units] are in [units]?”
  • Convert units: “Alexa, how many [units] are in 2 [units]?”
  • Basic math: “Alexa, what’s 5 plus 7?” or, “Alexa, what’s 56 times 33?”
  • Advanced math: “Alexa, 70 factorial.” (Warning: Alexa will list numbers you didn’t know existed for about a minute.)

Definitions and spelling

  • Get the definition of a word: “Alexa, what’s the definition of [word]?”
  • Get the spelling of a word: “Alexa, how do you spell [word]?”

Smart home


  • Turn lights on or off: “Alexa, turn on the lights” or, “Alexa, turn off the living room lights.”
  • Dim the lights: “Alexa, dim the lights to 50 percent.”
  • Change the color of the lights: “Alexa, make the living room lights red” or, ” Alexa, turn the lights to soft white.”
  • Change the color temperature of the lights: “Alexa, make the kitchen lights a little warmer.”
  • Adjust temperature: “Alexa, raise the temperature 1 degree.”
  • Set temperature: “Alexa, set the temperature to 20.”
  • Discover smart home devices: “Alexa, discover my devices.”
  • Pair a Bluetooth device: “Alexa, pair” or, “Alexa, Bluetooth.”
  • Connect to a Bluetooth device: “Alexa, connect to my phone.”
  • Disconnect from a a Bluetooth device: “Alexa, disconnect from my phone.”
  • Use IFTTT recipes: “Alexa, trigger [IFTTT recipe].”
  • Activeer een Philips Hue scene: “Alexa, turn on Movie Time” or, “Alexa, turn on Bedtime.”
  • Control the TV via Harmony hub: “Alexa, turn on the TV” or, “Alexa, turn on Netflix.”

Profiles and user accounts

  • Switch profiles: “Alexa, switch accounts.”
  • Check which profile is active: “Alexa, which profile is this?”


  • Use a skill: “Alexa, open Earplay.”
  • Enable skills: “Alexa, enable Jeopardy!”
  • Disable skills: “Alexa, disable Domino’s.”


  • Get Wikipedia information: “Alexa, Wikipedia: [subject].”
  • Tell Alexa to continue reading a Wikipedia entry: “Alexa, tell me more.”
  • Ask a general question: “Alexa, how tall is [person or object’s name]?”
  • Ask a general question: “Alexa, how many people live in America?”
  • Get a “Game of Thrones” quote: “Alexa, give me a ‘Game of Thrones’ quote.”

Easter eggs

Alexa zit bomvol met Easter eggs en grappen, de meest populaire:

  • “Alexa, give me an Easter egg.”
  • “Alexa, good morning.”
  • “Alexa, tell me a joke.”
  • “Alexa, beam me up.”
  • “Alexa, set phasers to kill.”
  • “Alexa. Tea. Earl Grey. Hot.”
  • “Alexa, my name is Inigo Montoya.”
  • “Alexa, I want the truth.”
  • “Alexa, party on, Wayne.”
  • “Alexa, show me the money.”
  • “Alexa, what’s the first (or second) rule of Fight Club?”
  • “Alexa, surely you can’t be serious.”
  • “Alexa, are you SkyNet?”
  • “Alexa, party time!”
  • “Alexa, open the pod bay doors.”
  • “Alexa, when am I going to die?”
  • “Alexa, what is your quest?”
  • “Alexa, nice to see you, to see you…”
  • “Alexa, don’t mention the war.”
  • “Alexa, this is a dead parrot.”
  • “Alexa, what is your cunning plan?”

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