Get Answers to Your Questions with Alexa
#1. Alexa can help with math
Alexa can do all kinds of math (add, subtract, percentages, square roots). Great for quick calculations and homework!
Just say “Alexa, what’s 0.79 times 6?” or “Alexa, what’s 15% of 89?” or “Alexa, what’s the square root of 25?” or “Alexa, what’s the cosine of 45 degrees?”
#2. Alexa can answer calendar-related questions
“Alexa, what day of the week is Halloween this year?” (the answer is Thursday!) or “Alexa, what day of the week is [your birthday] in 2020?”
#3. Get sports stats & facts with Alexa
“Alexa, how old is Carli Lloyd?” (36!) or “Alexa, how many grand slams has Roger Federer won?” (20!) or “Alexa, when is the first college football game?” (August 23rd!)
#4. Random (but simple) questions to ask Alexa
- Celebrities. “Alexa, what are the names of Beyonce’s daughters?”
- Security prices. “Alexa, what’s the price of bitcoin?” ($13,700 as of this writing!) or “Alexa, what’s the price of Amazon stock?”
- Geography. “Alexa, what’s the capital of Wyoming?”
- Unit conversions. “Alexa, how many cups are in a quart?”
Pro Tip: Alexa doesn’t do so well with more complex questions
For questions like “What are the best concerts in Austin this weekend?” or “How did Snoop Dogg get his name?” Alexa struggles.
The good news is that Alexa should get better thanks to Alexa Answers, which crowdsources answers to common questions Alexa doesn’t know.