Keeping Up with Alexa

Each week Amazon releases new things to ask Alexa—whether brand new, newly-updated, or newly-promoted—within its promotional eblasts. These commands work on Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, Echo Show, Fire TV, and other Alexa-enabled devices. But sifting through these feeds isn’t for the faint of heart. Amazon skips explanations and doesn’t offer any tips for how to get the most out of each command. What’s more—there are sometimes duds and entirely broken commands thrown into the mix.

To that end, I created this weekly series that not only lists each command and a walk-through of how it works, but also weeds out the good from the bad (and rarely ugly), so you don’t have to.

Not sure where to begin? Start from the beginning or scroll through the archives below. You can also Sign up for the weekly newsletter to get notified of the newest things to ask Alexa.