11 Cool 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.
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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. Plus, add some amazing audio to your backyard with these 10 outdoor speakers.
Have Alexa Cheer You Up
Having a bad day? Go ahead and tell Alexa that you’re sad. She’ll be supportive and will give you some encouraging tips to help put you in a better mood.
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. Want more movie fun? 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.
Find Your Lost Phone
Admit it, sometimes you forget where you left your smartphone. If your device is connected to Alexia, just say, “Alexa, find my phone” and she’ll make it ring.
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. Then, try these cleaning tips to reduce household dust.
Know the Forecast
Alexa will be happy to tell you all the details of your city’s weather forecast. She’ll also be happy to let you know the forecast of any other city—you just have to ask.
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!
Get Updates on Travel
Do you deal with a rough work commute? Just let Alexa know your home address and your work address and she’ll keep you updated on travel times. Up next, check out these 19 tech products that’ll make DIYers drool.