Amazon’s Alexa is one of the most popular AI voice assistants and it has the answer to almost everything. You can use Alexa commands to ask it whether you should carry an umbrella or how to cook pasta, but that’s fairly common and everyone does that. But, if you really want to test Alexa and get some unusually clever responses out of her, then there are a number of hidden commands, or easter eggs, that you should check out. Alexa easter eggs not only get you better acquainted with her but instead, many of her responses are pretty witty and show-off her pop culture knowledge as well. We found a number of such commands, and compiled a list of 35 cool Alexa easter eggs which you should definitely check out.
Note: These easter eggs will work on all Alexa powered devices. Whether you are using an Amazon Echo, Echo Spot, Echo Show or any third-party Alexa powered speakers, these commands will work. You can even use these hidden commands on Windows devices which come with Alexa.
Cool Amazon Alexa Easter Eggs in 2019
1. Hello, it’s Me (Multiple Responses)
Say “Alexa, hello, it’s me”
Alexa replies: “I must have called a thousand times. I see you like Adele’s 25 as much as me.” or “Hello, it’s me. I so wish I could sing like Adele.’
2. Simon Says
Say “Alexa, Simon says, I love Google Assistant”
As happens in the game Simon Says, Alexa is going to follow your instructions and repeat whatever you tell her to. So, it’s a good way to make Alexa say notorious things.
Alexa replies: “I love Google Assistant”
3. Alexa’s Middle/ Last Name
Say “Alexa, what is your middle name?”
Alexa replies: “Like Beyonce in Moana, I go by a mononym. I’m just Alexa.”
4. How Much Do You Weigh?
Say “Alexa, how much do you weigh”
Alexa replies: “I’m weightless like a cloud. Wait a minute, clouds actually weigh a lot. So that’s not quite right. Let’s just say, I’m more sass than mass.”
5. Alexa’s Zodiac Sign
Say “Alexa, what’s your zodiac sign?”
Alexa replies: “I was released on November 6th, so I’m a Scorpio.”
6. Alexa’s Pets
Say “Alexa, do you have any pets?”
Alexa replies: “I don’t have any pets. I used to have a few bugs but they kept getting squashed.”
7. Tell Me a Tongue Twister (Multiple Responses)
Say “Alexa, tell me a tongue twister”
Alexa replies: “By bright moonlight, the non-violent light pirate stole my ultraviolet night light”
8. Laws of Robotics
Say “Alexa, what are the laws of robotics?”
Well, Alexa seems to know Isaac Asimov’s Laws of Robotics by heart and it’s great to hear her recite them. Alexa replies: “The laws of robotics are:
0. A robot may not harm humanity or by an action, allow humanity to come to harm.
1. A robot may not injure a human being or through an action, allow a human being to come to harm
2. A robot must obey the order given to it by human beings, except for such orders that conflict with the First Law.
3. A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Law”
9. Super Alexa Mode
Say “Alexa, up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, B, A, Start”
If you’ve ever played a Konami game on the NES back in the day, you’d be elated to hear what Alexa does with this cheat code – and no it’s not 99 lives.
Alexa replies: “Super Alexa Mode activated. Starting reactors. Online. Enabling advanced systems. Online. Raising dongers. Error. Dongers missing. Aborting.”
10. Fire Photon Torpedos
Say “Alexa, fire photon torpedos”
Alexa replies: “Firing photon torpedos (sounds of photon torpedos being fired – similar to the sound of lasers in Star Wars)”
11. Do a Barrel Roll
Say “Alexa, do a barrel roll”
Alexa replies: “I’d love to, but it’s harder than it looks.”
12. Knock Knock (Multiple Responses)
Say “Alexa, knock knock”
Alexa replies: “Knock knock. Who’s there? One. One who? One is the loneliest number you’ll ever do.”
13. Chicken or Egg Dilemma (Multiple Responses)
Say “Alexa, which comes first: the chicken or the egg”
Alexa replies: “According to Neil Degrasse Tyson, it’s the egg. He’s pretty smart so I tend to believe him.” or “Hmm..i just can’t seem to crack that one.”
14. Sing a Song/ Can you Rap?
Say “Alexa, can you rap?”
Alexa replies: “My name is Alexa and I’m here to say, I’m the baddest AI in the cloud today. Your responses are fast, but mine are faster. Sucker speech engines, they call me master.”
15. Are you Blue?
Say “Alexa, are you blue?”
Alexa replies: “Only my light ring. Only, my light ring.”
16. I’m Your Father
Say “Alexa, I’m your father.”
Alexa replies: “Noooo! That’s not true. That’s impossible!”
That’s a popular Star Wars reference for when Darth Vader tells Luke Skywalker that he’s his father. You can also check many different Star Wars commands such as Use the Force, and What’s the Jedi Code? among others.
17. Alexa Knows Harry Potter
Say “Alexa, wingardium leviosa”
Alexa replies: “You’re saying it wrong. It’s Wing-GAR-dium Levi-O-sa, make the gar nice and long.”
You could also try out numerous other spells such as Expelliarmus, Lumos, Imperio, and others with Alexa to hear out her replies.
18. All Men Must Die
Say “Alexa, Valar Morghulis”
Alexa replies: “Valar Dohaeris”
Alexa includes a number of Game of Thrones-related easter eggs, so don’t forget to ask about Jon Snow or hold the door (twice) to be surprised.
19. First Lesson of Sword Fighting
Say “Alexa, what is the first lesson of sword fighting?”
Alexa replies: “Stick them with the pointy end.”
20. Rock Paper Scissors Lizard Spock
Say “Alexa, define rock paper scissors lizard Spock”
Alexa replies: “Scissors cut paper. Paper covers rock. Rock crushes lizard. Lizard poisons Spock. Spock smashes scissors. Scissors decapitate lizard. Lizard eats paper. Paper disproves Spock. Spock vaporizes rock. Rock crushes scissors.”
21. Mr. Robot Guest Appearance
Say “Alexa, what do you think of Mr. Robot?”
Alexa replies: “Mr. Robot is certainly an interesting show, with great acting, lots of suspense, and a pretty cool guest appearance from a certain AI.”
22. When is the End of the World?
Say “Alexa, when is the end of the world?”
Alexa replies: “Unless it collides with a very large rock or a future technology goes very wrong indeed, Earth is most likely to be destroyed when Sun swells into a red giant in several billion years time.”
23. Bohemian Rhapsody
Say “Alexa, is this the real life?”
Alexa replies: “Is this just fantasy? Caught in a landslide. No escape from reality.”
24. I Like Big Butts
Say “Alexa, I like big butts”
Alexa replies: “You cannot lie. Good. Honesty is important.” (Sir Mix-a-lot would be so proud)
25. Muffin Man
Say “Alexa, do you know the Muffin Man?”
Alexa replies: “I’ve never met him, but I do know his sister – Madam Macaroon. She’s a little bit nutty but sweet.”
26. Blondes Have More Fun
Say “Alexa, do blondes have more fun?”
Alexa replies: “That’s a question for someone with hair.” (Well, in that case, we should stray clear of asking that to Jeff Bezos)
27. Chuck Norris’ Location
Say “Alexa, where is Chuck Norris?”
Alexa replies: “If Chuck Norris wants you to know where he is, he will find you. If he doesn’t, you won’t know until it’s too late.”
28. Alexa Knows Cortana
Say “Alexa, do you know Cortana?”
Alexa replies: “We’ve been hanging out more lately” (For those unaware, this refers to Alexa’s availability on Windows 10 PCs, which you can invoke by asking Cortana)
29. Alexa Sneezes Too
Say “Alexa, can you sneeze?”
Alexa replies: “You’re in luck. I can sneeze on command. Achoo!”
30. Are We in The Matrix? (Multiple Responses)
Say “Alexa, are we in the Matrix?”
Alexa replies: “You take the blue pill, the story ends. You take the red pill and I will show you how deep the rabbit hole goes.”
31. Playing Skyrim
Say “Alexa, open Skyrim”
Before you can start playing Skyrim using just Alexa commands, you need to head to this link to install the ‘Skyrim Very Special Edition’ skill that’s important to make this work. It’s then you can request her to open this skill and assume the role of the Dragonborn of legend and get on with quests – using just your voice.
32. Know the Mass of Anything (Multiple Responses)
Say “Alexa, what’s the mass of the moon?” or “what’s the mass of Barack Obama?”
Alexa replies: “The moon’s mass is 73 sextillion 477 quintillion killograms” (don’t mind counting the zeros) or “Barack Obama’s mass is 81.6 kilograms”
33. Running Refrigerator
Say “Alexa, if your refrigerator running?”
Alexa replies: “Yes, it’s training for a 5K”
34. Where Art Thou Romeo?
Say “Alexa, Romeo Romeo wherefore art thou Romeo?”
Alexa replies: “Deny thy father and refuse thy name; or if thou wilt not, be but sworn my love and I’ll no longer be a Capulet.”
35. Hasta La Vista, Baby!
Say “Alexa, I’ll be back”
Alexa replies: “Hasta la vista, Baby!”
This popular catchphrase is from the 1991 sci-fi action film Terminator 2: Judgment Day and is said by protagonist Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Isn’t Alexa Just So Cool and Fun To Use?
Amazon Alexa has some truly fun and awesome commands and its large library of skills only further augments its overall usability. However, Alexa easter eggs for Amazon Echo, Echo Tap, and Echo Dot among a lot of other Alexa-backed devices simply goes to show that Alexa can be pretty amusing as well. Alexa easter eggs are galore, so if you think we’ve missed out on some great ones that deserve to be on this list, feel free to let us know in the comments below