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New Amazon Alexa skills: Custom workout, Categories Game, football party tips and more

New Amazon Alexa skills: Custom workout, Categories Game, football party tips and more

I'm sure by now, you at least know someone who owns an Alexa-enabled device. If so, you know that Amazon Echo (or Echo Dot, or Echo Tap, or Echo Show, or Echo Plus, or Echo Spot) is standing by, ready for your every command.

Playing music and controlling smart appliances are just a couple cool things Alexa can help you with. But there's so much more!

Even better, Amazon is always adding commands to Alexa's skill set to improve the virtual assistant.

What can Amazon's Alexa do now?

Alexa uses "skills" to help you with all of those tasks you ask her to complete. And skills are being added to her repertoire all the time.

Now, you can ask Alexa to open Categories Game, whether it's going to rain tomorrow, what the most popular song this week is and more.

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

  • "Alexa, open 63rd and Wallace."
    Go on an exciting journey to explore and unravel the secrets of 63rd and Wallace.
  • "Alexa, sing a football song."
  • "Alexa, how much does an elephant weigh?"
  • "Alexa, what is the most popular song this week?"
  • "Alexa, wake me up to Pentatonix."
    With music alarms, you can now wake up to your favorite song, artist, playlist, or radio station.
  • "Alexa, turn up the bass."
    Personalize how your music sounds by adjusting the bass, midrange, and treble for your compatible Echo devices.
  • "Alexa, give me a Patriots burn."
  • "Alexa, give me a Rams burn."
  • "Alexa, open Categories Game."
  • "Alexa, who wrote the book 'Twelve Rules for Life'?"
  • "Alexa, can I use the same wake word on all my devices?"
  • "Alexa, when is the NBA All-Star Game?"
  • "Alexa, will it rain tomorrow?"
  • "Alexa, help me create a custom workout."
    With the Personal Trainer Skill Blueprint, you can create and track custom weekly workouts with Alexa as your personal fitness coach.
  • "Alexa, open Wait Wait Quiz."
  • "Alexa, tell me some good news."
  • "Alexa, can you auto-tune?"
  • "Alexa, drop in on the living room."
  • "Alexa, open the Body Coach."
  • "Alexa, how many ounces are in a cup?"
  • "Alexa, give me a fun fact about sleep."

For your Super Bowl party needs:

  • "Alexa, what's the number for Domino's?"
  • "Alexa, find me a recipe for my football party."
  • "Alexa, remove chicken wings from my shopping list."

Listen to your favorite Komando podcasts with Alexa

Komando on Demand

Ever wonder how technology has transformed your life? In this entertaining and informative podcast, Kim Komando provides insight on the ever-changing tech issues and topics that are relevant to you. This free podcast features interviews that Kim conducts with experts in their field.

You'll gain an in-depth understanding of a wide variety of topics such as the Dark Web, the life of digital nomads, staying focused on the road, what it takes to keep the lights on and so much more.

How to enable the Komando on Demand podcast skill on Alexa:

  1. Say: "Alexa, enable Komando on Demand"
  2. Alexa will then confirm that the skill is enabled
  3. Then say: "Alexa, tell Komando on Demand to play the latest episode"
  4. Alexa will play the latest episode and also give you additional commands you can use.

Tap or click here to see a more detailed description of our Komando on Demand podcast and to enable the skill.

Komando Tech News This Week

Stay up-to-date with what's happening in the digital world the easy way! Digital expert, national radio host and USA Today columnist Kim Komando wastes no time and gets right to the top stories, scams, security alerts, product reviews and crazy happenings in the world of tech.

How to enable the Komando Tech News This Week podcast skill on Alexa:

  1. Say: "Alexa, enable Komando Tech News This Week"
  2. Alexa will then confirm that the skill is enabled
  3. Then say: "Alexa, tell Komando Tech News This Week to play the latest episode"
  4. Alexa will play the latest episode and also give you additional commands you can use.

Tap or click here for more details of our Tech News This Week podcast and to enable the skill.

Tech News Today Podcast

One trusted name gives you the tech news you need to stay up to date. Listen to Kim Komando and be informed every day. Knowledge is power.

How to enable the Tech News Today podcast skill on Alexa:

  1. Say: "Alexa, enable Tech News Today Podcast"
  2. Alexa will then confirm that the skill is enabled
  3. Then say: "Alexa, tell Tech News Today to play the latest episode"
  4. Alexa will play the latest episode and also give you additional commands you can use.

Tap or click here for more details about our Tech News Today podcast and to enable the skill.

(PssT! You can also subscribe to us on iTunes, listen on Spotify and hear us on StitcherGoogle Play and iHeartRadio, too. Tell a friend!)

Morning routines of the super successful

Do you know what the main key ingredient to success is? Habit! Get ready for some truly life-changing stories and tips from highly motivated movers and shakers. You'll learn from their habits how they stay on top of their game. We talk to VU Dream founder and podcaster Mark Metry as well as CEO and renowned attorney Joseph Harary about how they became successful and what they did to get there. By the end of this podcast, you'll be loaded with tools to guide you on your own transformation.

Tap or click here to learn tips from the super successful.

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