Alexa Skills

Discussion in 'Computers & Technology' started by Eoghan, Jan 10, 2019.

  1. Eoghan

    Eoghan Puritan Board Junior

    Alexa skills

    Have Alexa play a radio station
    Alexa play Radio 2

    Alexa play Cat Country (Country music from USA)

    Alexa play the Archers Omnibus from the BBC

    Alexa play the Patriot from Houston, Texas (talk radio US)


    Don’t have to open you eyes to know the time (at night)

    Alexa, what’s the time


    Pause Alexa for a phone call
    Alexa pause/resume (do this routinely with The Archers podcast)


    Have Alexa switch off after a set time
    Alexa, sleep in x minutes


    Change volume without getting out your seat
    Alexa, volume 5


    Listen to jokes
    Alexa tell me a joke (all very politically correct)

    Alexa tell me a cat/dog joke


    Find out the weather (anywhere)
    What is the weather in Auckland, new Zealand


    Have Alexa repeat the joke because you didn’t get it first time
    Alexa repeat


    Find information
    Alexa what is the capital of Ghana

    Alexa when will Tesco store in Wick be open again

    Alexa how many books has Peter James written


    Kids games
    Alexa play the meow game


    Quiz
    Alexa play true or false (say there are two players and you can play against someone)

    Alexa play the animal game (like 20 questions)


    News update
    Alexa what is the news


    Recipes
    Alexa find a recipe for toffee popcorn


    Link multiple devices as a group [home] and have them play simultaneously in different rooms
    Alexa play [Chris Country/Radio 2/MFR] on [home]


    Enable drop-in within the house and use them as an intercom (on mobile phone app)

    Alexa drop-in on Mister's 3rd echo dot

    Do you mean Eoan? -Yes

    - Alexa should now display a green light and the intercom is enabled
     
  2. hammondjones

    hammondjones Puritan Board Sophomore

    How about "Open the Airlock"
     
  3. arapahoepark

    arapahoepark Puritan Board Graduate

    I'm sorry Dave, I'm afraid I can't do that.
     
  4. Eoghan

    Eoghan Puritan Board Junior

    I did set up Alexa to interacty with sermonaudio but cannot remember the correct commands - think you need to write down the specific instructions used before you forget them.
     
  5. Eoghan

    Eoghan Puritan Board Junior

    Step 1 - Alexa enable sermonaudio skill

    Step 2 - Alexa ask sermonaudio to set mychurch to [Ridgefield Baptist Church]

    Step 3 - Alexa ask sermonaudio to play the newest sermon from mychurch (she
    will ask you to choose from a list)

    Step 4 - write the last command down!
     
  6. Edward

    Edward Puritan Board Doctor

    Alexa - for people who thought that 1984 was a 'how-to' guide.

    Alexa report me for thought crimes.
     
  7. Eoghan

    Eoghan Puritan Board Junior

    Have linked two to allow "drop-in" - it activates them to behave as an intercom. If you don't notice the green light it could be pretty spooky. Drives the kids nuts every time I ask for a joke.
     
  8. Semper Fidelis

    Semper Fidelis 2 Timothy 2:24-25 Staff Member

     
  9. KMK

    KMK Moderator Staff Member

    Tears are rolling down my eyes right now.
     
  10. Grumman Tomcat

    Grumman Tomcat Puritan Board Freshman

    I got a similar device--Google hub. I am having fun with it. It plays what ever music I ask it to.
     

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