Leave a comment

New Amazon Alexa skills: Celebrate love, play the Sims and more

New Amazon Alexa skills: Celebrate love, play the Sims and more

Valentine's Day, anniversaries, romance -- how do you remember to celebrate love? Don't worry, like every good assistant would be, Alexa is here to help. No one would fault you for using Alexa to keep love alive at home, would they?

On top of the numerous things the virtual assistant can assist you with around the house, now Alexa can help make holidays like Valentine's Day memorable.

Amazon is constantly updating Alexa's skills to make her more efficient and useful.

What's new with Amazon's Alexa?

This week added skills include some for the upcoming holiday, a Sims skill, and now she can beatbox like a pro. Keep reading to find out more.

Here is a list of Alexa skills that were recently added:

  • "Alexa, play me a love podcast."
  • "Alexa, what movies are playing this weekend?"
  • "Alexa, can you beatbox?"
  • "Alexa, sing a love song."
  • "Alexa, open Angel Investor."
  • "Alexa, what are some flower shops nearby?"
  • "Alexa, play Alicia Keys on Amazon Music."
  • "Alexa, open Song Quiz."
  • "Alexa, announce Happy Valentine's Day!"
  • "Alexa, how many days until Red Sox opening day?"
  • "Alexa, tell me a love story."
  • "Alexa, what was the last book in the Jack Reacher series?"
  • "Alexa, who is Cupid?"
  • "Alexa, play the Sims."
  • "Alexa, tell me a Valentine's Day joke."

If you're using Alexa to listen to music, don't forget about these helpful skills:

  • "Alexa, turn it up."
  • "Alexa, what song is this?"
  • "Alexa, play more music like this on Amazon Music."

That's what's new with Alexa for now. Check back with Komando.com each week to find out what else is being added to Alexa's skills.

How the MP3 player revolutionized the world

Vinyl records, cassettes, and CDs were once the staple for listening to music. Then, the invention of the MP3 player revolutionized the portable music industry and set the stage for the technology we have today. But when and where did the MP3 player get its start? In this episode of Komando on Demand, Kim looks at the history of music technology and how the MP3 player revolutionized how we listen to music, audiobooks, and so much more.

Tap or click here to listen to this riveting discussion now.

Next Story
View Comments ()
Update the Target App now or you may pay more than you need to
Previous Happening Now

Update the Target App now or you may pay more than you need to

The number of Americans who say they've been bullied online is frightening
Next Happening Now

The number of Americans who say they've been bullied online is frightening