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Best Things to Ask Alexa

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Reviewed By: Kevin Pocock

Last Updated on May 10, 2023
Best things to ask Alexa
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So, you are running out of things to ask your favorite voice assistant? Well, don’t worry, we can sort things out for you. We have developed a list of some questions for you, ranging from some of the most useful to some funniest. 

Let’s look at them individually and rekindle that joy you have when talking to your voice assistant

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Best Questions to Ask Alexa?

Alexa, when is Mother’s/Father’s Day?

You can ask your voice assistant to tell you what the dates of Mother’s Day and Father’s Day are this year. And if you are looking to wish your parents or even throw a small party for them.

You can even ask Alexa what gifts are suitable for this occasion. It will come in handy as Alexa can provide you with her suggestions that might get the ball rolling. 

Alexa, how old is Joe Biden?

We all know that Joe Biden is the oldest of all US presidents. But Alexa can exactly tell you the age and other details about his life or the life of any other US president. 

You can even ask about the UK’s Queen and how long she had been on the throne. Moreover, you can ask any other history-related questions and go into detail. 

Alexa, what’s the animal/plant of the day?

This is one of the favorite questions that kids have on their minds. Alexa has a snippet ready for such an organism, and it will not be your average garden fox or pigeon. 

This way, you will learn about animals you might never have known existed. You will find all kinds of animals like tripod fish, vampire squid, and so many others.

Alexa, remind me to water my plants every Monday at 7 PM.

Yes, you can ask Alexa to remind you and set a schedule for things like that. In addition, you can develop similar other reminders for the entire week and never miss out on anything. 

Maybe you have opened your fridge on the weekend and noticed that you’re running out of milk and eggs; you can immediately ask Alexa to set a reminder for that before going grocery shopping. 

Alexa, show me my Facebook photos.

You can be more creative if you own the Echo Show and are done with that blank screen staring deep into your eyes. For example, you can ask Alexa to show you your Facebook snaps, turning your device into a photo frame. 

You can even pick which photos to show from the Alexa app in its menu settings, and you are all done. So, have a gaze at your Echo Show and cherish those moments. 

Alexa, sing a song to me.

Yes, you can ask your voice assistant to sing a song for you, and it will. But maybe you need a bit of cheering up. So, why don’t you ask your trusty assistant to help you in this mood? 

It can entertain you with its cheeky personality. Now we aren’t saying that these songs will be delightful, but you might end up smiling. 

Alexa, play some cleaning music.

Why don’t you ask your assistant buddy to play some cleaning music if you are cleaning your house? You can ask for some pick-me-up music, and your Alexa will start playing a tune encouraging you to get through your chore, nice and fast. 

Alexa, recommend a dinner recipe.

In most households, this is probably the most common question that gets tossed around now and then. When you bring Alexa into the loop, you will be amazed that the assistant will come up with it. You can personalize this question based on your dietary requirements or needs. 


We have left this option because you can fill it with anything funny that comes to your mind. For example, if you want to annoy everyone in the home, say, “Alexa, open-air horn,” and it will blast an air horn throughout the house. 

You can ask, “Alexa, start a crazy fact,” and you will get a new crazy fact every day. Similarly, you can ask the voice assistant about some geek humor or ask if it is a happy hour. There is a lot of crazy stuff you can ask your Alexa. 


Alexa is pretty witty, and it cannot only answer your questions and follow your command, but it can also entertain you in different ways. You can rely on your assistant and ask it for anything, and it will be your trusty sidekick that you can always rely on. 

Kevin is the Editor of PC Guide. He has a broad interest and enthusiasm for consumer electronics, PCs and all things consumer tech - and more than 15 years experience in tech journalism.