We love our Easter eggs, almost as much as we love of smart home devices. It’s impossible to not have a little fun with your helpful AI at home. We’ve shared some of the best Easter Egg suggestions for Google Home in the past. However, Amazon’s Alexa doesn’t like to be left out; and she has plenty to offer, too. We thought it would only fitting to share some of our favorite Halloween nuggets of fun, including some of the new Amazon features for this year. Gather your whole family around the Echo and prepare for giggles and fun, with these Alexa-based Easter Eggs for Halloween.
Alexa’s Starter List of Halloween Easter Eggs
You will have the most fun with commands and questions for your device. Here are a few Amazon Alexa Easter Egg starters to kick of your Halloween week.
- Alexa, open a Halloween countdown. (The kids will love to ask how many days until it’s time to trick or treat)
- Alexa, Happy Halloween!
- Alexa, let’s get spooky. (Learn more about Alexa’s mad Halloween skills and functions)
- Alexa, what’s your favorite Halloween candy? (Help settle the candy corn controversy. Vote in Alexa’s Twitter poll here.)
Alexa Has All the Jokes
- Alexa, tell me a Halloween joke.
- Alexa, tell me a joke about monsters.
- Alexa, tell me a joke about witches.
- Alexa, tell me a joke about pumpkins.
- Alexa, tell me a joke about zombies.
Alexa Can Weave a Halloween Tale
- Alexa, cast a spell.
- Alexa, give me the magic potion.
- Alexa, tell me a spooky story.
Tap into Alexa’s Educational Side for Halloween Learning
- Alexa, tell me a fact about zombies.
- Alexa, tell me a fact about ghosts.
- Alexa, are witches real?
- Alexa, are ghosts real?
- Alexa, tell me a fact about skeletons.
- Alexa, tell me a spooky fact.
Spooktacular Control Functions & Skills for Halloween
Your Alexa device has countless options for room and device controls. Tap into some of her best features and skills for Halloween fun as you carve pumpkins or assemble the costumes. Use your Amazon Echo to create a spooky playlist of your favorite songs, with Amazon Music. Ask Alexa to dim your family room lights and tune your television into your favorite scary movie. Use commands designed for Alexa to set the mood for trick or treating. Have her play scary sounds and activate haunted house themed light settings, to get everyone in the mood for trick-or-treating.
- Alexa, open Halloween Music.
- Alexa, play spooky sounds.
Alexa Gets Interactive
Halloween will be here soon. If you’re rushing and still in need of a costume idea, ask your Amazon device for help. Alexa may ask you a few questions first, to get to know your style and personality. She’ll then offer a sound and usually fun list of last-minute costume suggestions.
- Alexa, open Halloween costume ideas.
Imagine tapping into your smart device to detect and catch ghosts. Your kids will love the ghost detector feature, which will allow them to essentially find one spirit each day. They can interact ongoing, collect Ghost Bux, and go on missions. It’s a family fun way to pass those few remaining nights before Halloween.
- Alexa, launch Ghost Detector.
You might opt for some haunted house storytelling for the kids, or friends you have over to celebrate. The Haunted House feature is a choose-your-own-adventure storytelling Easter Egg.
- Alexa, open Haunted House.
Consider really spooking your guests and passers-by with chilling scream sounds from your device. Open your Alexa’s Spooky Scream skill and program your delays and scream durations. Once launched, she’ll offer up a host of creepy shouts of terror, sure to turn any home into a haunted attraction.
- Alexa, start Spooky Scream.
If your kids are older, or into the super creepy, cult classic horror flicks, your Alexa is designed to play along. Recite some of the most iconic lines from well-known spookers past and present. Test everyone’s trivia knowledge, as Alexa offers a tagline for you to guess the movie. With over 100 in her arsenal, you’ll have hours of entertainment.
- Alexa, start Horror Movie Taglines.
If you’re really looking for an interactive Easter Egg, then you have to experience your Alexa’s escape room skill. Solve puzzles and search rooms, using voice commands to identify clues. Choose from three scenarios and enjoy all the fun of traditional escape rooms, without having to leave the house. It’s ultimate fun with the whole family.
- Alexa, open Escape the Room.
If you’re expecting a few hours of downtime and need something to entertain the kids, you might like Alexa’s Halloween ‘Feel the Pressure game.’ It’s a riddle game with a series of questions, based on spooky themes and a specific letter of the alphabet. Ten correct answers in a row is a winner!
- Alexa, open Halloween Feel the Pressure.
If you have a wizard in the family, whether Hobbit related or Hogwarts, you might have a little one with a need to find and cast spells. In addition to asking your Alexa for spells directly, engage the Spell Book skill for a variety of fun and descriptive spells. Your little wizards, witches, and magicians will love it.
- Alexa, open Spell Book.
If you have a video doorbell connection and device from which to watch the video feed, you can ask your Alexa device to answer the door for you. Not sure who’s knocking? Maybe it’s adorable children in costumes looking for candy. Or, perhaps it’s an inconvenient solicitation visit. Use your Echo to show you who’s there. If it turns out you do have little ones in brilliant costumes, you can program Alexa to announce a ‘trick or treat’ greeting!
- Alexa, answer the front door.
- Alexa, show camera.
- Alexa, announce trick or treat.
It’s almost Halloween, and you’re feeling festive. Learn more about what your Amazon smart device has to offer, to transform your home into a haunted getaway for the whole family. Tap into Alexa’s various skills, ask her questions, and enjoy your best Halloween yet!
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