Top 8 useful Amazon Alexa skills.

Hey readers,

I assume most people know of the electronic device called an Alexa that can pretty much do any requirement other than say kill or punch someone. So what are the best things you can ask and get off Alexa....Well, let's go exploring as I reveal the top ten useful things Alexa can do for you. 

1. Laugh a minute.

Beauty, Smile, Happy, Woman, Young

If you need lightening up then look no further as Alexa can give you a joke, a one-liner or even a funny question such as what happens if I stand on Lego or Alexa are you, my father? this will guarantee to put a smile on your face. 

2. Factoid. 

Who doesn't love a good fact then you need to ask Alexa the question of the day where she can provide you with some trivia information. You have to answer the question and you can gain points if you answer correctly. The topics vary from art to news so there so something for everyone. 

3. Play that funky music. 

Equalizer, Beat, Dance, Fiesta

Want to listen to something and can not be bothered to look? well not anymore with Alexa in your life you can ask her to play any song you like and with seconds you be sure that song will be playing in your speaker. 

4. Two can play that game. 

Echo Dot, Amazon, Language Assistant

Got some spare time to kill then why not play a game with Alexa. You can play bingo where Alexa calls out the numbers. If worried about the number cards to tick of the numbers don't worry as you can download them at Alternatively, there is a song quiz where you have to listen to the clues relating to the answer and guess the artist and song title. If that doesn't tickle your fancy then there is the fake news where you have to guess if the headlines are true or not. There are many more but these are some of the types of games you can play with  Alexa. 

5. Get fit.

Did you know that Alexa has workouts for you to do? She can do the 7-minute work out that can be tailored to your needs so it can be easy medium or hard intensity. A great way to do a quick workout and help get fit.

6. Lost something. 

Don't you just hate it when you lose your phone, well not anymore as Alexa can help you find your phone or you need to do is ask, "Alexa, find my phone" and she will ring it for you to help locate where your phone is.  

7. Something cooking?

Woman, Kitchen, Man, Everyday Life

It can be quite stressful cooking and getting everything together but Alexa can take the pressure off as she can set the timer to help you cook your food and not only that but she can talk you through instructions so you know what you are doing when it comes to cooking the food. 

8. Give you the news headlines and weather.

Who watches the news nowadays, not anymore as Alexa can give you a quick fire-round of the headlines and tell you what the weather is going to be like. Perfect if you want to multi-task in the morning with getting breakfast ready or your bag whilst listening to Alexa. 

Cheers for reading X 


  1. I love these new gadgets we having! We have the Google Home.. which is quite similair to Alexa I'm sure. So this list is great to know! #KCACOLS

  2. There are so many new apps and gadgets - I haven't really tried Alexa but I should try it. Thanks for sharing! #MMBC

  3. We got a Google Home Mini yesterday which is nearly the same thing. lol It is fantastic fun and is getting a lot of use.

  4. I've never really understood the excitement about Alexa but a tailored work out does sound good! #MMBC

    1. Haha, different strokes for different folks I guess X

  5. She is a lot of fun for the girls, gives me my news and politics updates and plays lots of music. She is also monitoring and listening to all we do and say. Oh well, luxury at a price, and we aren't that interesting! xoxo #mixitup xoxo

  6. We haven't got one - yet. My other half is worried about security. Well, I'm sure itr is going to come to the point when we need to have them. #mmbc

  7. I have an Alexa and all I really use her for is morning updates and playing music. I like the idea of her finding my phone as I often misplace it around the house lol. #AnythingGoes

  8. We don't have an Alexa, but you make me feel like I'm missing out now! I may have to look into getting one! #KCACOLS

  9. Alexa does sound like fun, though I've heard of people having amazon orders turn up which were ordered because Alexa was 'listening'! #kcacols

  10. I knew most of these as we are Alexa addicts BUT I didn't know about the workouts! That is definitely one I will be trying tomorrow! Thank you! #kcacols

  11. I refuse to get one of these things lol but I love the high-tech Bingo calling. #kcacols

  12. That it fair enough, it is fun though X

  13. These are great! We just got an Alexa not long ago. #KCACOLS

  14. I really love that it can ring your phone for you if it's lost. I haven't got one yet although I did get one for my mum and she loves it.

  15. I didn't realise she had workouts! Going to look at the Alexa app now and get some of those added! Thanks #KCACOLS

  16. My kids love Alexa. I like waking up and sharing my morning cup with a news briefing, or a podcast. She really is good, but now that i know she can find my Mrs. iPhone! WHOA! Overjoyed! #KCACOLS xoxo