Wrapping up the year with Alexa

If you are a new Amazon Echo device user, there are always upgrades being made to the platform.

Some new questions to ask and try:

Just ask, "Alexa, tell me a holiday story."

  • "Alexa, tell me a fun fact about sleep."

  • "Alexa, test my history knowledge."

  • "Alexa, remind me to feed the dog every day at 7am." You can now set, browse, and cancel repeating reminders. Learn how.

  • "Alexa, open Fireplace Sounds."

  • "Alexa, how far away is the North Pole?"

  • "Alexa, what's free from Audible?"

  • "Alexa, what are the best films of 2017?"

  • "Alexa, play 'Footloose.'" + "Alexa, play more like this." With Amazon Music, you can now discover new tunes by asking Alexa to play music similar to any song or artist that is currently playing.

  • "Alexa, sing a Christmas rap."

  • "Alexa, how do I make a call?"

  • "Alexa, who is the strongest Pokémon?"

  • "Alexa, tell me a football joke."

  • "Alexa, start Holiday Song Quiz."

  • "Alexa, who is the highest paid actor?"

  • "Alexa, what's your favorite song?"

  • "Alexa, how do I play music in all my rooms?" Multi-room music allows you to play and control music from Spotify, SiriusXM, and Amazon Music across multiple Echo devices at the same time. Learn more here.

Most requested:

  • Fitness skill: 7-Minute Workout

  • Laundry purchase: Tide PODS

  • Holiday album: The Nutcracker by Tchaikovsky