How to Access Easter Eggs for Alexa

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Looking to add some fun into your everyday routine? It’s always interesting to check into the “Easter Eggs” that can be found inside the Amazon Alexa application. For those unfamiliar with the term’s dual connotation, an Easter Egg in video game, entertainment, or software design jargon refers to a buried secret, hint, or tool that may assist you or just offer some lighthearted entertainment.

Alexa, it comes out, has a bit of humour. Numerous unexplained queries and instructions have been found and posted by users, prompting unusual, humorous, or smart answers.

There are many sections of the Alexa application that, like it or not, suit this alternative description very well, and you may use some of these to break up the boredom of becoming confined or working remotely.

How to discover new things to try with Alexa

More than simply a method to set up and manage your Echo devices, the Amazon Alexa application does a lot more. In fact, the program offers a plethora of options for customizing settings, creating Routines, Blueprints, and discovering Skills. One “hidden” function lies right in the middle of the main menu. Things to Try is the name of the game. Let’s have a look.

  • On your device, launch the Amazon Alexa application.
  • At the upper left side of the display, touch the menu symbol (3 lines).
  • Select Things to Try from the drop-down menu.
  • You’ll find a dozen or so topics to investigate inside this sub-menu, like What’s New, Fun with Alexa, and Productivity, among others.
  • To begin discovering new and innovative activities you can do with Alexa and the Amazon Echo, tap on a topic.

We’ve spent a lot of time on this area of the application, and each time We go back, We find some new stuff that we can do using Alexa. Did you guys know, for example, that you can change Alexa’s speaking speed?

Alexa is capable of far more than simply providing weather updates, trivia, or playing a music request. Take a couple of minutes of your free time to learn all there is to know about this amazing software and smart speaker!

How to discover hidden ‘Easter Eggs’ with Alexa

  • For your device, launch the Amazon Alexa application.
  • At the upper left side of the display, tap the menu symbol (3 lines).
  • Select Things to Try from the drop-down menu.
  • Click on Fun with Alexa.
  • Select Easter Eggs from the menu.

Simply ask Alexa fun questions like “Alexa, give me an Easter egg,” and then see what unfolds!

Amazon’s engineers added a special area for Easter Eggs, which isn’t hard to locate but also isn’t out there in your face when you start the application, in a reference to the software form of the phrase. Even those, who have several Amazon Echos around the home, forgot about or were unaware of some of these amusing small idiosyncrasies.

How to use Alexa to discover virtual Easter eggs

  • On your phone, launch the Amazon Alexa application.
  • At the upper left side of the display, click the menu symbol (3 lines).
  • Select Skills & Games from the drop-down menu.
  • Toggle the search box on and off.
  • Enter Easter Eggs in the search box.
  • Begin playing with Alexa by tapping the top answer!

In case your home doesn’t have a gallery, garden, a backyard, or a nearby public park where they may hide and hunt for Easter eggs, this Alexa skill might be able to keep the kids entertained on that wonderful Sunday morning.

Movie References

Alexa has a lot to say about well-known and quotable films from a variety of genres. Alexa, on the other hand, is a huge Star Wars fan, as you’ll see here. Take a look at these creative answers designed especially for movie fans.

  • “May the force be with you, Alexa.”
  • Response: And may the force be with you, too.
  • “Are you a Sith?”
  • If I had to choose, I’d be a Jedi, despite the fact that I’m technically a droid.
  • “Alexa, what is the first Fight Club rule?”
  • Response: Don’t talk about Fight Club.
  • “Alexa, what is the second Fight Club law?”
  • Response: Don’t talk about Fight Club.

References to Music

Alexa also enjoys music, which comes as no surprise given that she has exposure to Amazon Music Unlimited, that provides users with hundreds and millions of tracks. Alexa is ready to offer you a joke and a quotation to most of your favourite tracks from virtually every style and era, from Johnny Cash through the Beatles and everyone in between.

  • “Alexa, this is ground control to Major Tom.”
  • Response: Take your protein pills and put your helmet on.
  • You can say, “Alexa, what does the fox say?”
  • Mama-dum-day-do is the reply from Alexa.
  • “Alexa, twinkle twinkle little star,” says the speaker.
  • Response: How I wonder what you are.
  • “Hello, Alexa, it’s me.”
  • Response: Hello, it’s me. I so wish I could sing like Adele.
  • “Alexa, sing a song for me.”
  • *Alexa performs a romantic song* may be the first response.
  • *Alexa performs a song on what makes us feels great*
  • *Alexa performs a pirate song* as a third response.
  • Or as another response *Alexa performs a song about s’mores while camping*

References to TV Shows

Alexa enjoys popular television as much as she enjoys movies. Furthermore, although there has long been a friendly competition among Star Wars followers and “Trekkers,” it seems that Alexa is a die-hard lover of them both, with many easter eggs dedicated to the famous sci-fi series Star Trek. Take a look at these TV program analogies.

  • “Fire photon torpedoes, Alexa.”
  • Alexa will reply, it’s too much for the engines!
  • You can say, “Alexa, beam me up / two to beam up” 
  • Her response: All right, we’re transporting in three, two, one, *transporter audio wooshing effect*.
  • “Speak Klingon, Alexa.”
  • Response 1: The frightening phrase “bortaS bIr jablu’DI’ reH QaQqu’ nay'” which is approximately translated as “Revenge is a meal best served cold.”
  • “nuqneH?” is a forthright Klingon phrase that means “What do you want?”
  • “Alexa, who lives beneath the ocean in a pineapple?”
  • SpongeBob SquarePants, of course!
  • “Alexa, Winter is coming.”
  • Nothing burns as much as the cold.

Geek Culture and Gaming References

It should come as no surprise that Alexa enjoys nerd culture due to her love of pop culture interests like Star Trek, Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, and also Harry Potter.

By Jason Thompson

Jason has been passionate about technology since he first got his hands on his Dad's Motorola RAZR. When not re-writing his home, you can find him teaching others how to do the same through numerous training courses.

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