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Friday Fun: Spend All Afternoon Finding Infinite Alexa Easter Eggs

Alexa is the virtual assistant for the Amazon Echo (and Amazon Kindle Fire and Fire TV) that can do a lot of cool things like stream music, give you the news and weather report, order flowers, control your smart home, and much more.

We have covered a lot of what Alexa can do—just check out our Amazon Echo archive of step-by-step tutorials. But that’s just scratching the surface of what it can do. And Amazon is continually adding new features and skills.

So, we know that the Echo and Alexa can perform useful and practical tasks…but where’s the fun? In discovering hidden Easter eggs of course. If you’re not familiar with the term, an Easter egg is something that is usually an inside joke or hidden message in movies, video games, and other multimedia.

You can also find them on the web, too, such as having Google do a barrel roll or when Microsoft celebrated 8-bit day with a homepage Easter egg.

When it comes to Alexa, there are hundreds of Easter eggs to find. Practically any wacky thing you can think of to ask Alexa, she’ll have a pithy (or geeky) come back for. Try it out for yourself and get sucked into the infinite universe of Alexa Easter eggs. Or, take a look at some of our favorite Easter egg commands (divided into categories) that you can speak to Alexa:

Star Trek Fun

  • Alexa, beam me up.
  • Alexa, set phasers to kill.
  • Alexa, Tea. Earl Grey. Hot.
  • Alexa, warp 10.
  • Alexa, live long and prosper.alexa easter eggs-1

Star Wars Fun

  • Alexa, I am your father.
  • Alexa, may the force be with you.
  • Alexa, use the force.
  • Alexa, did Han Solo shoot first?

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Popular Movies

  • Alexa, who you gonna call?
  • Alexa, show me the money.
  • Alexa, are you Skynet?
  • Alexa, what’s the first rule of Fight Club?
  • Alexa, I want the truth.
  • Alexa, do you feel lucky punk?
  • Alexa, open the pod bay doors.

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Tech Rivalries

  • Alexa, what do you think about Google Now?
  • Alexa, what do you think about Google Glass?
  • Alexa, what do you think about Apple?
  • Alexa, who’s better, you or Siri?
  • Alexa, what do you think about Cortana?

Game of Thrones

  • Alexa, who is the mother of dragons?
  • Alexa, is Jon Snow dead?
  • Alexa, winter is coming.

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Note: It’s also worth mentioning that if you repeat some of these phrases, you will get three or more different responses. These are just a few to give you an example of what you can expect. You can find hundreds more Easter egg phrases for Alexa here and here.

How about you? What are some of your favorite Easter eggs for Alexa (either from the list above or something we missed)? Or, perhaps you’ve found your own! Let us know in the comments below.

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One Response to Friday Fun: Spend All Afternoon Finding Infinite Alexa Easter Eggs

  1. Jack Busch January 22, 2017 at 3:02 am #

    “I’m not throwing away my shot.”
    Also, interesting if you’ve heard the opener to the retracted This American Life episode about Apple’s Chinese factories:

    https://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/454/transcript

    “Where were you made?”

    Also, give this one a shot:

    “Alexa, are you spying on me?”

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