We have mentioned (almost) all the best Alexa Commands of 2024.

A straight to the point list of top Alexa skills of the year

Smart Speakers are making huge names since last year and it’s here to stay. All of this began with Amazon’s range of smart assistant, Alexa. Some of the best Alexa skills can be seen in Alexa for business, Alexa for hotels, Smart Home or Alexa for healthcare, to make life much convenient for you.

Interacting with Alexa will never get boring for you. Just ask Alexa for the stuff you are interested and Alexa will reply to you straight away. According to the range of Alexa enabled third-party services and devices, here we are presenting an inclusive list of Latest Alexa commands and skills of 2019 & 2020 that Alexa supports.

With the increasing number of such Alexa enabled devices like Echo, Tap, Echo Look, Echo Dot, Dash Wand, Amazon Fire TV, and Echo Show, the list is ever-growing each day.

If you want Alexa to help you with more things and interact with you to a greater extent, you have to be acquainted with this list of best Alexa commands in 2018, 2019 & 2020 to try them out on Alexa.

For the businesses that are looking for a way to enter the voice technology market, this list will give you an idea of how to integrate your business skills with Alexa.

Explore Latest Alexa Commands & Skills

Here are the additional Alexa Commands and Skills that are developed.

Ask Questions on Quora

  • Alexa, ask Quora
  • Alexa, ask Quora how to begin a startup?

Sound Equalizer Control

  • Alexa, increase the treble
  • Alexa, set the bass to seven

Microsoft’s Cortana available for Alexa

  • Alexa, open Cortana, What’s on my calendar?
  • Alexa, open Cortana, Read my mails

Skills with Search

  • Alexa, open Meditation Timer for 10 minutes
  • Alexa, play Rainforest Sounds

Facts and Knowledge

  • Alexa, how deep in the Grand Canyon?
  • Alexa, who made Men in Black movies?

Meditation and Focus Skills

  • Alexa, Wikipedia `{`subject`}`
  • Alexa, how tall is Shaquille O’Neal?


  • Alexa, announce that dinner’s ready
  • Alexa, announce its movie time

Baby Stats Skills

  • Alexa, ask baby stats how many feedings in the last 24 hours
  • Alexa, ask baby stats to add poop and pee

Bedtime Skills

  • Alexa, tell BedTime Story to “child’s name”
  • Alexa, open Baby Lullaby

Ask Alexa to Repeat what she said

  • Alexa, can you say that again?
  • Alexa, can you please repeat that?

Bonus Round

  • Alexa, sing happy birthday
  • Alexa, rap for me

Check out Some Real-life Use Cases of Alexa Skills:

Alexa Skills for Travel Industry

Alexa provides many travel application development related skills that enable users to access Alexa in traveling filed.

For instance, SkyScanner, assists Amazon Echo owners to check for flight prices between different destinations and helps to get an idea of how much their next trip will cost them.

Moreover, the two giant ride-sharing businesses Uber and Lyft have Alexa apps that allow passengers to get quotes and request for a taxi using their Echo device.

Like you can just say: “Alexa, ask Uber (Lyft) to order a ride for me”

Alexa Skills For Travel Industry
Alexa Skills For Games

Alexa Skills for Games

Alexa has the ability to play certain voice-based games based on the skills you have enabled.

The best example could be Jeopardy Alexa Skills. You can enable it and answer the questions just like a participator on the show.

Also, there is a 20 Questions game enabled with Alexa. The user answers the questions and Alexa attempt to guess what they’re thinking of; if you want to start by creating simpler Alexa skills then fun games can be a great idea that are both, simple and gathers public response.

Alexa Skills for Music Industry

Apart from just playing music on request, Alexa also serves a new feature allowing you to set an alarm that plays any music that you want instead of the usual alarm sounds.

An Amazon Prime customer allows to use Amazon Music out of the box; still, you also have 3rd party music providers options like Pandora, Spotify, SiriusXM, iHeartRadio, TuneIn, and more.

Further, Alexa makes listening to your favorite podcasts easier; just ask her to play the podcast episodes of your desired series and it’ll begin.

Echo devices can also play audiobooks and audio news segments from a variety of skills and audio content like Radio Mystery Theater, Ted Talks, Science Kid Radio, etc.

Alexa Skills For Music Industry
Best Alexa Skills For Food And Drink

Best Alexa Skills for Food and Drink

Apart from just searching any recipe for you, Alexa can also walk you through the stuff.

For instance, “The Bartender” skill allows Echo devices to guide you through over 12,000 cocktail recipes.

If you’re more interested in cooking rather than drinks, you can install “Cook’s Illustrated Daily Cooking Tips” for playing your Flash Briefing and receiving exclusive cooking content. It is best for the Echo Show as it supports video playback.

Alexa Skills for Productivity

Alexa also supports many productivity skills.

For example, “Let’s Do Chores” skill uses Alexa to accomplish chores with kids in a fun way, without them complaining.

If you are suffering from decision fatigue, Alexa will take your burden by using “DecisionMaker” skill. With this, you can tell Alexa to take a decision on your behalf like which food you’re going to have for lunch.

Alexa Skills For Productivity
Alexa Skills For SmartHome

Alexa Skills for SmartHome

Most of the smart home skills are developed for particular products of specific brands, just like the Sonos skill designed to control Sonos products.

Same for the Ring Video Doorbell, Samsung SmartThings, Nest Thermostat, Harmony, Philips Hue, Tile, Wemo, ecobee, LINK, Bose, Arlo, Honeywell, Wink, Nest Camera, iRobot, ADT, and more similar apps.

If you possess any of these IoT software development services, just download the associated skill and use Alexa to control your device. Or you can build Alexa skills for your home as well.


The aim of this blog was to provide a brief introduction to the list of most useful Alexa commands and skills that you should know for interacting with Alexa.

More and more brands and businesses are recognizing the effectiveness of this personal voice assistant, and thereby embracing the technology in their business services and products.

Now it’s time for you to build Alexa skills for your product and make it more worthwhile and interesting for the customers.

If you want to see how much Alexa voice service impacts on your business search then you can Get in Touch with us to create custom Alexa skills customized for your requirements.

Paresh Sagar

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Paresh Sagar

Paresh Sagar is the CEO of Excellent Webworld. He firmly believes in using technology to solve challenges. His dedication and attention to detail make him an expert in helping startups in different industries digitalize their businesses globally.