What shouldn't you ask Alexa?

Asked By: Marilee Davi | Last Updated: 22nd April, 2020
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  • Don't ask Alexa if she works for the CIA.
  • Under no circumstances should you ask Alexa to calculate Pi.
  • Don't ask Alexa what various animals sound like.
  • Don't ask Alexa if she can beatbox.
  • Don't ask Alexa to tell you a mom joke.
  • Don't tell Alexa to ask the listeners.
  • Don't ask Alexa what a chemtrail is.

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Correspondingly, what should you not say Alexa?

  • Don't ask Alexa if she works for the CIA.
  • Under no circumstances should you ask Alexa to calculate Pi.
  • Don't ask Alexa what various animals sound like.
  • Don't ask Alexa if she can beatbox.
  • Don't ask Alexa to tell you a mom joke.
  • Don't tell Alexa to ask the listeners.
  • Don't ask Alexa what a chemtrail is.

Secondly, what questions can you ask Alexa? Here's a list of questions you can ask Alexa to beat boredom, and even crack a smile.


  • Alexa, can you give me a random fact?
  • Alexa, can you tell me a movie fact?
  • Alexa, what are some interesting history facts?
  • Alexa, what are some interesting sports facts?
  • Alexa, what are some facts about the US government?

Beside this, can you get Alexa to swear?

Amazon doesn't officially allow Alexa to use any profanity (the software will flag swear words before you submit them), but you can still trick it into saying a close-enough sounding word.

Can I trust Alexa?

In short, you have to trust them. Every time Alexa expands into some new domain, more trust is required — and every time the service screws up, that trust gets harder to maintain.

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Can you listen to your house with Alexa?

Alexa's got a new gig: home safety. Amazon today introduces Alexa Guard, a free feature that uses the microphones of the Amazon Echo speakers to listen for the sounds of smoke and carbon monoxide alarms or breaking glass. Amazon says it's introducing the feature to "help you keep your home safe."

Do I have to say Alexa every time?

Alexa's default voice isn't for everyone. Whether you want your voice assistant to slow down or speed up, all you need to do is ask. You don't need to keep saying "Alexa" every time you want her to do something.

Is Alexa dangerous?

Alexa is NOT dangerous. The data it collects is NOT dangerous. Nothing about an Amazon Echo is dangerous. It's awesome.

Can you change Alexa's voice?

Luckily for you, you can easily change Alexa's voice on your smart speaker. There are lots of options. You can change the voice of Amazon's virtual assistant to one with a regional accent, a celebrity (Samuel L. Jackson!), and even a different language altogether.

Why does Alexa make random noises?

The random "laugh" reports follow days after an Amazon Web Services disruption caused problems for a small number of Alexa users. Update 2: Amazon claims that the random laughter is from the device misinterpreting ambient noises as a command to wake the device, and laugh.

Is Amazon Echo spying on me?

Patent applications from Amazon and Google revealed how their Alexa and Voice Assistant powered smart speakers are 'spying' on you. It says patents reveal the devices' possible use as surveillance equipment for massive information collection and intrusive digital advertising.

Does Alexa work for the CIA?

And indeed, by the time your friendly local Consumerist got home to have a go at the FireTV, Alexa did indeed return, “No, I work for Amazon” as the response to questions about being connected to the CIA, FBI, and NSA. If you ask it about being connected to the Illuminati, though, Alexa still can't answer.

Can I change Alexa's name?

Changing the device name
In the side menu, select Settings. Click on one of the devices under Alexa Devices to open the settings specific to that device. Beside Device name click Edit. Type in a new name and click Save Changes.

What is the magic door on Alexa?

Description. The Magic Door is an Alexa-powered interactive adventure game with original stories. You can tell Alexa what choices to make as you explore a magical land with various regions, including a forest, sea, garden and castle. You will collect hidden items, solve riddles, and help magical creatures.

How do you make Siri cuss?

Easiest and least confusing way to do it is to ask Siri for your name pre-expletive change and then tap the white address card. Fill in your bad words in the first name field and listen to her spew curse words.

Can you change Alexa's voice to Jarvis?

Unfortunately Alexa does not support Jarvis voice out of the box. In your case, the only solution, would be to generate audio files for all responses using Jarvis from polly and then use those audio files in the response, even though this would be quite time consuming.

How do you get Alexa to swear at you?

Use swear words
Jackson skill, you can't make Alexa cuss. If you try to get Alexa to use swear words, it'll say "I'd rather not say anything rude." Even if you try playing Simon Says, Alexa will beep out any swear words you try to get it to say.

Can you teach Alexa your name?

Go to account settings, select Your Voice, and then select your profile name. Now, no longer will you have to say several phrases in order for Alexa to learn your voice — rather, she'll do it automatically. After you create a voice profile, Alexa will call you by name and give you personalized answers.

Can you change Alexa's voice to a male?

Change Alexa's voice or accent
It's still baffling that Alexa can't even have a male voice, but there are other ways to switch it up if you're sick of the same tones and intonations. If you've ever fancied giving your Echo speaker a British accent or an Aussie twang, you can do so.

What is the difference between Alexa and echo dot?

Basically, the only difference between the two devices, other than size and cost, is sound. If you're just looking to be introduced to Alexa, you'll be fine with the Echo Dot. It has all the smarts of Alexa in a small speaker. All in all, the Echo Dot is an ideal choice for most people.

Is there a monthly fee for Amazon Alexa?

If you're not a Prime customer however, you'll still be charged the customary $9.99 per month. If you happen to own an Amazon Echo, Echo Dot or Amazon Tap device, the price is even lower at $3.99 per month, but music playback only works on that device.