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Personalize your Alexa routines by adding custom language to existing or new routines. Open the Alexa app, select “Routines” click on an existing routine, such as “Start my morning,” select > Action > Alexa Says > Custom and type in a sentence you would like Alexa to say when the routine is engaged. “Good morning, you will do great things today.”

Amazon's Alexa can provide quick access to many of your favorite local radio stations. To see what's available, open your Alexa app, use the menu in the upper left corner > Music, Video, & Books > TuneIn > Local Radio.  Or, click on this link to browse local stations in your area. 

Use your Amazon Echo device as a Bluetooth speaker to play music from your mobile device. To get started, say, "Alexa, pair Bluetooth." Go to the Bluetooth settings on your mobile device and pair your phone with the desired Echo device. Once paired, any music you play on your mobile device will now play through your Echo. 

Start your day off on the right foot by enabling the My Morning Alexa skill. This seven-minute guide begins with silent meditation, moves to affirmation and visualization, pauses for a moment of gratitude, devotes 60 seconds to top priorities and finishes with optional stretching and jumping jacks. Say "Alexa, start my morning" to begin.

Amazon Alexa users in the US can begin using the new "remember this" feature today. To access, start your command with "Alexa, remember this" or "Alexa, make note." "Alexa, remember Dan's birthday is on June third." To recall this information, ask, "Alexa, when is Dan's birthday?"  This feature is best for dates and events a user will remember to query Alexa about, otherwise, we recommend using Alexa to "set a reminder." 

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If you're out of ideas for dinner, ask Amazon's Alexa for advice. Alexa will access Yelp reviews to recommend highly rated or popular restaurant options near you. You can ask, "Alexa, what's a good Chinese restaurant?"  Visual options accompany listings, for those who use an Echo Show device

Looking to review or delete a few of the Alexa skills you've enabled? Here's how:


1. Open your Alexa app, tap the three horizontal menu lines on the upper left
2. Press Skills
3. Press "Your Skills" in the upper right corner
4. To disable skills, select a skill name and then press the "Disable Skill" button

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The Twitter Reader Alexa skill was created by Twitter Inc. to allow users to passively consume their Twitter streams while tending to other tasks. Enable Twitter Reader and you'll have access to Twitter by invoking the phrases below:

Latest Tweets from your timeline: "Alexa, ask Twitter what is happening?"

Trending Tweets near you: "Alexa, ask Twitter for trends."

Mentions: "Alexa, ask Twitter for my Mentions."

Retweets: "Alexa, ask Twitter has anyone Retweeted me?"

Liked tweets: "Alexa, ask Twitter for tweets I liked."

Your Tweets: "Alexa, ask Twitter for my own Tweets."

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Frustrated by the question and answer limitations of Amazon's Alexa? You can use Alexa to access information from Wikipedia. Gain deeper insight on people, companies, sports, music and more. Say, "Alexa, Wikipedia New York" (insert topic) and you'll receive a short response followed by a prompt inquiring if you'd like to hear more. This skill is currently available to all Alexa-enabled devices and will not need to be enabled prior to use.

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Let Alexa put some pep in your step each morning when you enable her to wake you up with a different song for each day of the week. To get started, enable a preferred music service via the Alexa app. Nex, say, “Alexa, wake me up with Manic Monday (song) by the Bangles (artist) every Monday (day of the week) at 7 a.m.(time). 

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