Alexa Information

Alexa is here to give you all the answers you need, language translations, general knowledge, and more.
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Try saying

  • "Alexa, what's the weather tomorrow?"
  • "Alexa, what's 98 divided by 26?"
  • "Alexa, how do you say 'I love you' in Japanese?"
  • "Alexa, what MLB games are on?"
  • "Alexa, how many people are on Earth?"
  • "Alexa, what's my commute?"

Get weather information

Get help planning your day. Alexa can tell you the weather forecast and how your commute is looking.

Try saying:
"Alexa, will it rain tomorrow?"
"Alexa, what's the forecast for the week?"
"Alexa, turn on severe weather alerts"

Get traffic information

Enable Alexa to tell you about your commute by opening the Alexa app and then follow the steps below:
  1. Open the Alexa App.
  2. Select More.
  3. Then Select Settings.
  4. Scroll down and select Commute.
  5. Add Home and Work address.

Try saying:
"Alexa, how is my commute?"
“Alexa, are there any traffic incidents around me?"
“Alexa, how do I get to the nearest coffee shop?”
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Know before you go,
with Alexa

Get travel information before you leave, like routes for various modes of transportation, flight statuses, and distance, time and traffic between two locations.

Try saying:
“Alexa, how far is San Francisco to Miami?”
“Alexa, how long does it take to get from San Francisco to Los Angeles?”
“Alexa, how do I get to the nearest airport by Public Transit?"

Need facts fast? Just ask Alexa.

Get facts on all kinds of topics. If you have a question, Alexa will have an answer on things like calculations, conversions, and other facts.

Try saying:
"Alexa, what's the square root of 90?"
"Alexa, how do you spell accolades?"
"Alexa, define lexicon"
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Try language translations

Translate words and phrases into more than 50 languages including Spanish, French, Japanese, German, Chinese, Italian, Hindi, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Turkish, Norwegian, Swedish, Romanian, Danish, Dutch, Icelandic, and Welsh. Fingers crossed for Pig Latin!

Try saying:
"Alexa, how do I say 'I love you' in French?"
"Alexa, what languages do you speak?"
"Alexa, say 'live long and prosper' in Icelandic"

Get your favorite sports and team updates

Ask for the latest sports information, including scores, schedules, standings, statistics, and more.

You can also set up a Personalized Sports Update to follow all your teams with one command using the following steps:
  1. Open the Alexa App
  2. Select More.
  3. Then Select Settings.
  4. Scroll down and select Sports.
  5. Then enter all your favorite teams

Try saying:
"Alexa, what's my sports update?"
"Alexa, when do the Seahawks play next?"
"Alexa, play MLB highlights."
Get Your Favorite Sports and Team Updates
Alexa, find restaurants that deliver

Find local places nearby

Alexa helps you find places and products at local businesses. She can also tell you movie showtimes at nearby theaters.

Try saying:

"Alexa, what Chinese restaurants are nearby?"
"Alexa, find restaurants that deliver"
"Alexa, where can I order pizza from?"

FAQs


Q. How do I ask Alexa a question?
A. Alexa allows you to ask questions and make requests using just your voice. For instance, you can ask Alexa a question, such as "What is the weather today in New York?"

Q. Can I make Alexa give shorter responses?
A. Yes, Brief Mode is a way to configure Echo devices to use sounds to confirm that Alexa has heard a request, rather than Alexa’s voice confirmation. Learn how to enable brief mode here

Q. What is a wakeword?

A. Click here to learn about wakewords.

Q. Can I change the wake word?
A. Click here to learn how to change the wake word on Your Echo Device.

Q. How does Alexa protect my privacy?
A. Alexa and Echo devices are designed to protect your privacy. Click here to learn more and manage your privacy settings.
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