How To Scare Someone With Alexa?
- Randall Mullins
4. Ask Alexa to tell a scary story – Want to hear something chilling, yet kid-friendly? Simply say, “Alexa, tell me a spooky story” and you’ll hear a short story voiced by an actor. They’re pretty cheesy, so they’re best for younger ears. If you want to hear something a bit scarier, you can try the Scare Me skill.
Just say, “Alexa, ask Scare Me to tell me a scary story.” It’ll read you a short, two-sentence scary story. Kids can also use the Scooby Doo! Mystery Inc. Theater for scary stories. Just say, “Alexa, I’m ready for a mystery from Scooby-Doo” or “Alexa, tell Scooby-Doo I want to solve a mystery” from any Echo-enabled device.
The skill is free but requires a parent’s permission in the Alexa app. Still not scary enough? Try creating your own scary story using the Alexa Halloween Blueprint, You can even use names of the people in your home as the characters in the story. Alexa can tell you scary stories. Alina Bradford/CNET
Can you make Alexa shout?
Make an Announcement – Alexa announcements simultaneously say something across Echo devices in your home. While most people will use this feature for boring things like asking everyone to go down for dinner or giving an upcoming trip reminder, you can also use it to get all your Echo devices to swear altogether.
Can Alexa greet you by name?
If your skill implements personalization for recognized speakers, and a recognized speaker with a voice ID has Personalize skills enabled in the voice ID settings in the Alexa app, then you can deliver a personalized greeting or a prompt for that recognized user. For more information about implementing personalization in your skill, see Add Personalization to a Skill,
How greetings and prompts work How your skill says a recognized speaker’s name Use SSML In your skill responses Use the alexa:name tag to say a recognized speaker’s name Greetings and prompts error handling
How do you make Alexa rainbow?
To set a Rainbow timer, say, ‘Set a 5-minute Rainbow timer with.’ Rainbow timers work with any color-changing smart light connected to Alexa. When the timer starts, the light cycles through the colors of the rainbow.
Can I call my mom’s Alexa?
This story is part of Home Tips, CNET’s collection of practical advice for getting the most out of your home, inside and out. Alexa is no doubt a fun sidekick. It can host a top-tier game night, it help you relax at the end of a long day and it even has a great sense of humor,
But more importantly, Alexa is super practical. One of the main perks of Alexa is that it can streamline your daily communication. That’s right – if you have an Amazon Echo Show 10, Echo Dot, Echo Flex, the latest Echo Show 15 or one of the many other neat Alexa devices on the market today, you could ditch your landline and use Alexa to make calls and send messages.
Not only can you use Alexa to make Amazon Echo-to-Echo calls, but you can use your Echo device to call someone’s mobile phone or landline, and use your Echo Show to make video calls. Sound complicated? It’s actually simple. All you have to do is say, “Alexa, call Mom” or “Alexa, call (insert name),” and you can start your voice or video call.
Can you make Alexa bark?
Amazon Echo can now make a noise like a dog barking if you’re not home — here’s how to set it up The Echo has some new home security features that are now going live. Among other things, your Amazon Echo can make it sound like a dog is barking inside your house if your security cameras sense movement when you’re not home.
The feature is part of, a subscription service that costs $4.99 per month or $49 per year after a 30-day free trial. It’s another way Amazon is using the Echo to generate recurring revenue from its hardware, but it’s also useful for folks who may not want to pay for a full-blown security system. Guard Plus can also alert you to any sounds in your home using your Amazon Echo and sound a siren if activity is detected inside.
You can also ask your Echo to call an emergency helpline if you’re home and there’s an intruder. Here’s how to set it up:
First you have to, or say “Alexa, try Guard Plus” near your Amazon Echo.Open the Alexa app on your phone.Tap “More” on the bottom right.Choose Settings.Tap “Guard” toward the bottom of the page.You’ll see an option to set up Guard with your existing devices, but it’s easier to tap the Settings icon on the top right of the page to move through all of the options.Choose “Dog barking sounds” under “Deter” to set your Echo to attempt to scare off intruders while you’re away. This requires cameras that are either outdoors or facing outdoors. Select the cameras you want to use.Choose “Activity Sounds with Siren” to have your Echo sound a siren if you’re away from home and it hears someone inside. Amazon warns that a pet can trigger this, so consider that.Lastly, tap “Emergency Helpline.” This is where you’ll enter in your address in case you need to reach out for help. If you have an emergency, just say “Alexa, call for help.” It will dial “trained agents who can request the dispatch of emergency responders — such as police, the fire department or an ambulance, on your behalf.” Note this isn’t 911 and is only available in the U.S. Agents are available 24/7.
If you don’t want to pay, there’s also a free tier of Alexa Guard that’s pretty useful. For instance, you can select “Away Lighting” under “Deter,” which turns your smart lights on and off when you’re away to make it look like you’re home. Amazon says it learns from your regular patterns, so it’s not just random.
- The free tier can also alert you to smoke and carbon monoxide alarm sounds, or if your Echo hears glass breaking.
- Just choose “Sound Detection” under “Detect.” Once you’re set up, just say “Alexa, I’m leaving,” to turn on away mode.
- You can also set Alexa to guard from your phone when you leave the house.
When you get home, just say “Alexa, I’m home.” : Amazon Echo can now make a noise like a dog barking if you’re not home — here’s how to set it up