Useful Amazon Echo Commands for Homework, Games & Trivia

1st January 2017 · Echo / Dot / Show

The Amazon Echo can be useful for homework, trivia and other games.

  • “Alexa, random fact”
  • “Alexa, tell me something interesting”
  • “Alexa, random number between x and y”
  • “Alexa, heads or tails”
  • “Alexa, toss a coin”
  • “Alexa, say the alphabet”
  • “Alexa, roll a die”
  • “Alexa, what is the square root of 9?”
  • “Alexa, what is the square root of -1?”
  • “Alexa, what is the capitol of Ohio?”
  • “Alexa, how far is it from London, England to New York?”
  • “Alexa, how tall is Big Ben?”
  • “Alexa, what is the longest river in the world?”
  • “Alexa, 42 times 47”
  • “Alexa, 100 dollars to pounds”
  • “Alexa, 100 pounds to dollars”

There are, as of January 2017, limitations in the maths questions that Alexa can answer. For example, Alexa knows “square root of -1” (i) but does not know “square root of -5” (2.23606798i). Future updates may expand Alexa’s “brain”.