Fun Things to Say to Your Smart Tech
We’ve come a long way from walkie-talkies! Today’s technology boasts the fun feature of being able to talk— and talk back. There’s Alexa™, the voice-controlled virtual assistant by Amazon®, Siri® voice recognition software from Apple®, the virtual personal assistant in Google Home™ tech (Google Assistant™), and all sorts of other fun voice-activated electronics.
Whether you’re chatting with Siri or spending the evening with Alexa, find your device on our list below for some entertaining conversation-starters to try on your tech tonight.
Alexa is Amazon’s virtual assistant AI technology, available on Amazon’s full line of smart speakers. Users of Alexa can simply say the wake word “Alexa” and request any number of tasks from her. Tired of having the same conversations with your Alexa every day? Check out these fun ways to interact with your Amazon smart speaker device.
1. “Alexa, my name is Inigo Montoya!”
Say this to Alexa for an awesome response, ideal for anyone who knows the iconic line from the cult classic The Princess Bride.
2. “Alexa, rap for me!”
If you’re in the mood to hear some of Alexa’s sick rhymes, be sure to ask Alexa to rap for you.
3. “Alexa, that’s no moon.”
Try out this fun phrase to re-enact a famous sci-fi scene with Alexa.
4. “Alexa, give me a random fact!”
Alexa isn’t just for setting timers and checking the weather forecast. She’s also a fountain of fascinating facts! Just ask Alexa to give you a random fact to learn something new.
5. “Alexa, tell me a ‘yo mama’ joke.”
If you’re looking for Alexa to shower ‘yo mama’ with love, ask her to tell you a ‘yo mama’ joke. She’ll respond with various surprisingly positive affirmations about your mom!
Siri voice recognition software from the Apple company is included in almost all their products, including mobile digital devices like the iPhone® , MacBook® computers, and Apple Watch® wearable wrist tech. Try these fun commands on Siri for yourself!
1. “Hey Siri, do aliens exist?”
Ask, and Siri will provide her views on whether she thinks we are alone in the universe or not.
2. “Hey Siri, can you tell me a story?”
In the mood to hear a classic story with a virtual assistant twist? Ask Siri to tell you a story and hear the funny, modern version of classics like Hansel and Gretel.
3. “Hey Siri, can you sing me a song?
Depending on her mood, Siri can provide many different responses to this request, from a simple no to a full serenade!
4. “Hey Siri, what should I be for Halloween?”
If you’re in need of some help deciding what to be for Halloween, ask Siri! She’s full of creative ideas that will make you the life of any halloween party.
5. “Hey Siri, tell me a haiku.”
Who knew Siri was a poet? Ask her to share her work with you.
Before you start trying these commands on your Google devices, you’ll need to activate your virtual assistant with the wake command “Ok Google” or “Hey Google.”
1. “Ok Google, up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right.”
This popular key combination, often used for cheats in video games, is known as the KONAMI© code. See if it works with your Google device!
2. “Hey Google, who was your first crush?”
Learn more about your device’s romantic side by asking what its first crush was.
3. “Hey Google, what did you do last night?”
Get to know your Google Assistant a little bit by asking them what they were up to that day. You’ll get a variety of interesting answers that change day to day.
4. “Ok Google, self-destruct!”
Try this command on your Google device; it’ll start to count down before deciding it’s better to stick around.
5. “Hey Google, do you wanna build a snowman?”
I guess Google is a big fan of animated musicals! Ask your Google Assistant this question to find out their feelings about the cold.
Virtual assistants aren’t just for setting timers and asking about the weather. Explore little easter eggs hidden by developers for extra fun, and try getting to know your smart speaker. You might be surprised at how witty your electronic assistant can be!
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