A Personal Bartender? Alexa’s 4 Weirdest Tricks

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By: Jimmy Rhoades | Jared Cotter | Todd Covelli Posted: 11:03 PM, Feb 26, 2018

Turns out, Amazon's Alexa has more tricks up her sleeve than we originally thought! She's the most popular "smart assistant" on the market today. We can ask her to tell us the weather, order trash bags, play music, and even control your smart bulbs. But this sassy lady has some mad skills, and we've gathered a list with our favorites.   

1. The Seven Minute Workout  

Think you don't have the time to squeeze in a quick workout? You have no excuses now, because Alexa's here to lend you a hand. Her seven-minute workout isn't just a gimmick! The routine claims to be a science-backed set of exercises that will give your metabolism a quick boost.   

2. Wine Pairings 

You don't need to hire someone to help you find the perfect match to your wine. You address her as "wine gal," and you can ask her questions such as, "Alexa, ask wine gal what pairs well with roast beef?" For this, she recommends to "break open a good Bordeaux blend, or a French red wine." Now if she would only break that bottle open for us!  

3. Song-writing Skills  

Believe it or not, Alexa can make a song out of anything you tell her, with the "ditty skill." All you have to do is ask Alexa to "make a ditty." She'll respond with, "what would you like me to sing?" From there, you can let your imagination run wild and ask her to serenade you about your dog, neighbor, what you had for breakfast – anything!   

4. Skill-Finding Skills  

The Skill Finder App will show you Alexa's most popular skills in any category. If you ask her, "Alexa, what are your most popular skills?" She gave us a list of her top three, the first one being "the bartender," followed by, "would you like to give that one a try?" How can you say no to that?!

All these tricks can be added to your Alexa through Amazon's skills website, or though the smartphone app. Most of which are free, useful and time-saving. 

Amazon's Alexa is slowly but surely becoming America's most trusted companion. Whether you ask her about the day's forecast, daily traffic,  or to crack up a joke, Alexa's there to make our lives easier and better with her awesome tricks.  

What are YOUR favorite Alexa tricks? Join the conversation on our Facebook page @TheListShowTV.  


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