Welcome to LME’s 1/30/17 Things To Ask Alexa (formerly known as Stupid Alexa Tricks): things you can say to Alexa to get a funny or unexpected response. Since the big game is coming up this week, let’s start there.
Say the wake word followed by any of the following statements or queries.
What is the Superbowl?
Who won the Superbowl in [year]?
Who won the most Superbowls?
Her answer begins with, “The person with the most Superbowls is,” but the team she names is correct.
When is the Superbowl?
Who plays in the Superbowl this year?
What are the Superbowl odds?
Who will win the Superbowl?
Last year it was also possible to get updates during the game by asking, “[wake word], who’s winning the Superbowl?” or “[wake word], what’s the Superbowl score?”
Some Lesser-Known Music Commands
Play that again.
To repeat the last song/track once.
Use this one during playback of a song to put it into loop mode, where it will replay continuously until you stop it (or a sleep timer does—see next entry).
Set a sleep timer for [number] minutes.
Use this after your playlist, Prime station, or album starts playing. Tip: if you or your child likes to fall asleep to a specific track or nature sounds album, start the track or album, give the loop command from above, then use the ‘set a sleep timer’ command so the audio won’t play all night long.
Credit for this find goes to LME reader Marc Caravella.
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