11 Weird Things Your Alexa is Capable Of
If you use Alexa as a virtual assistant, you likely already know she can play your favorite song or can dim the lights for you. But Alexa has several skills you may not even know about. Here are 11 things Alexa can do for you.
Need a Beat?
If you feel like rapping, ask Alexa to give you a beat. She’ll offer up a bunch of different sounds every time you ask.
Get Help in the Kitchen
When you’re trying out a new recipe, use Alexa as your kitchen assistant. Have her tell you how many cups are in a quart, how many tablespoons are in a stick of butter or have her set a timer so you don’t burn the sauce! Discover 10 more unexpected ways to use Alexa.
Recite Star Wars Lines
Is there a Star Wars fan in your home? Try asking Alexa to talk like Yoda. Or tell her, “Alexa, I am your father.” You may be surprised at her clever response. Follow these tips for a DIY backyard movie theater.
Take whatever it is you’re listening to with you. If you’re listening to a podcast on Alexa in your kitchen but need to step outside to the patio, just say “Alexa, send that to my phone” and you can keep listening.
Ask for Cowbell
If “More Cowbell” is one of your favorite Saturday Night Live skits, see what happens when you say, “Alexa, more cowbell.” It’s worth it.
Fake a Sneeze
You never know when you might need to fake a sneeze, but Alexa can help with that. Just ask her to sneeze and she’ll make it happen. Try these cleaning tips to reduce household dust.
Ask the Time
Of course, Alexa will let you know what time it is where you are, but she can come in handy if you’re trying to schedule something in a different time zone. Never be late for a virtual meeting again!