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Things Alexa Can Do To Make Your Life Easier

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Amazon’s Alexa-enabled devices were a hot commodity over the holiday season, with tens of millions sold worldwide.

With those kinds of numbers, it's clear that the smart voice assistant definitely makes a big impact in the life of its owner... But what all can it do?

Here's a list of things that Alexa does that will make your every day a breeze:


Play a song, playlist or album

"Alexa, play How You Remind Me by Nickelback."

"Alexa, play My Morning Playlist."

"Alexa, play Michael Jackson's Thriller Album."

Call and/or text somebody

"Alexa, text Nigel."

"Alexa, call Hammer's mobile phone."

Find recipes

"Alexa, look up Should Tony Eat This recipes."

"Alexa, find easy dinner recipes."

Set reminders

"Alexa, remind me to turn on WIBC at 6 AM for Tony Katz and the Morning News."

"Alexa, remind me to call in to the Hammer and Nigel show at 4 PM on Monday."

Order things off of Amazon

"Alexa, order a new car stereo (so I can watch WIBC every day on my drive to work)."

"Alexa, order headphones."

"Alexa, order the Chicks On The Right book."

Manage lists

"Alexa, add chips and salsa to my grocery list."

"Alexa, create 'Funny things Hammer and Nigel Say on the Radio' list."

Keep up with sports or news

"Alexa, turn on WIBC."

"Alexa, who are the Indianapolis Colts looking at for the head coach position?"

"Alexa, what is the news in Indianapolis?"

"Alexa, what does my commute look like?"

Wake you up with music/radio

"Alexa, wake me up with WIBC at 6 AM."

"Alexa, play Arcade Fire at 9 AM every morning."

Play games

"Alexa, let's play Jeopardy."

"Alexa, let's play Bingo."


Amazon’s Alexa can ALSO give you a briefing of your local news and your weather forecast in a flash… And to make things easier for you, it’s even called a Flash Briefing!

With Flash Briefing, the smart voice assistant can give you news updates, weather updates, and content from your favorite WIBC broadcasters!

How to get started:

  • On your Amazon Alexa app, search for “WIBC” under Alexa skills
  • Click the Enable button
  • Then go to Settings
  • Scroll to Accounts and select Flash Briefing
  • Toggle the button to On next to the “WIBC” app

How to listen to your Flash Briefing:

  • “Alexa, what’s the news?”
  • “Alexa, what’s my Flash Briefing?”
  • "Alexa, what's the forcast?"

Navigate your Flash Briefing:

  • “Next.”
  • “Pause/Stop.”
  • “Resume/Continue.”
  • “Previous.”


Oh, it can also do this:

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