Your Amazon Echo ($ 65 on Google Store) helps you to get things done around the house, like , and , but it turns out that his Alexa assistant has a stupid side too. The intelligent loudspeaker has a horde of unusual tricks that range from pleasantly unusual to downright annoying.
For example, did you know that there is a command called “The Listeners” that lets you know that he’s always there, listening and watching? Or that Alexa can make crazy animal noises and has one? For some reason, these features are part of the Amazon Echo device and the Alexa app.
Read on for the most bizarre things your Amazon Echo can do.
The audience is always listening and watching
This one is super scary. So if you’re home alone and freaking out easily, skip it. If you say, “Alexa, ask the listeners,” Alexa will say things like, “We’re always listening,” and keep talking in disturbing ways with awkward pauses. You can still have a conversation with the voice assistant, but it just gets weird.
Alexa told me “they” watch over me even when I sleep, which is enough to make me want to unplug the echo and call it a night. When you’re ready to stop talking to the creepy bot, just say “stop”. Then it says: “We are finally sorry to know that you are full of irritation. And now you have to leave us.” Thanks for the nightmares, Amazon.
Note that this is just a program and Amazon isn’t really watching you. If you talk to Alexa, of course, to improve the answer settings.
Your Amazon Echo can sneeze
Achoo! Time to wipe your echo because it’s sneezing a storm. But wait, it’s not a living being so it shouldn’t sneeze. Just ask, “Alexa, can you sneeze?” and it will say, “You’re lucky, I can sneeze on command. Achoo!” The sneeze isn’t very convincing.
There is also an ability called I Just Sneezed that you can activate. When you say “Alexa, I was just sneezing”, the voice assistant will say “Bless you” or “Say it, don’t spray”.
It won’t spell anything for you
If you can’t remember how to spell a word like “hippopotamus,” Alexa is right there to help you. But it’s strange that the bot knows the trick “Spell Icup” (Eye-See-You-Pee). When you ask Alexa to spell “icup” it says, “I’d rather not answer that.” But if you ask it to spell something like “rose gold” it will say “rose gold”. Why isn’t it called “icup” like “I space cup”?
Alexa won’t spell or say eitherbecause it “shouldn’t say anything rude”.
Alexa snores to help you fall asleep
Yes, Alexa can snore. I’m not sure who likes to fall asleep while snoring noises. It seems like it is difficult to fall asleep to irregular noises. Perhaps the intent is to make you feel comforted by dozing alone, or perhaps it is for people who cannot sleep without the sounds of snoring. Either way, it’s just weird. Try it out by saying, “Alexa, play snoring sounds.”
More things Alexa can leave off the wall
- “Alexa, rap.”
- “Alexa, beatbox.”
- “Alexa, sing.”
- “Alexa, laugh for me.”
- “Alexa, make farting noises.”
- “Alexa, make monkey noises.”
What’s the weirdest thing your Amazon Echo has done? Let us know in the comments! Want to learn more about weird tricks Amazon Echo can perform? Take a look at thisand .