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Alexa makes household chores more manageable

From waking up to winding down, Alexa helps keep your life on track, thanks to timers and alarms, reminders, calendars and to-do lists. You’ll never miss a flight, resort to sending a belated birthday card, or burn a brownie with these suggestions for household help.

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Alarms

Whether you need a wake up call or an alarm to keep you on track of your day, Alexa’s got you covered.

“Alexa, set a weekday alarm for 7am”
“Alexa, set a 6pm alarm to walk the dog"

Did you know that you can set an ascending alarm or change the alarm tone? Here's how:

Open the Alexa app
Open More and select Alarms & timers
On the Alarms tab, scroll down to Settings
Choose your device
Select Ascending Alarm to set your alarm to gently ring

Select Simple Alarm beside Default Alarm Tone to scroll through tone options

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Timers & Reminders

Alexa can help you to keep on top of your cooking or remind you of dinner plans with timers and reminders. You can name and set multiple timers and reminders, so you never lose track.

“Alexa, set a pasta timer for 12 minutes”
“Alexa, set a timer for 15 minutes”
“Alexa, remind me to take out the rubbish”
"Alexa, set a reminder on the 1st of every month to pay the bills”

In The Kitchen

Alexa is the kitchen whiz you need, serving up step-by-step guides for over 50,000 recipes from taste.com.au. From lamingtons to chicken parmigiana, Alexa will have you dishing up delights.

“Alexa, show me lamington recipes”
“Alexa, what should I cook for dinner?”
“Alexa, find me chicken recipes”

Not sure what to cook? Alexa can help to inspire you with up to 3 ingredients that you have on hand, or with any mealtime occasion.

“Alexa, what should I make with salmon, pasta and cream?”
"Alexa, show me Halloween recipes"

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Calendars

Calendars

There’s no time for tardiness with Alexa calendars. Simply link your Google, iCloud or Office 365 calendar to Alexa – and you’ll never miss a meeting or social event again.

“Alexa, add lunch with Ben at midday tomorrow to my calendar”*
“Alexa, what’s on my calendar?
“Alexa, am I free tomorrow night at 8pm?”

You can also sync your calendar within the Alexa app:

Open the Alexa app
Open More and select Settings
Select Calendar, select your account provider and then select Connect Account
Follow the on-screen instructions. Repeat these steps for each calendar you want to link

Shopping & To-Do Lists

Alexa keeps you on top of your daily tasks with shopping and to-do lists. Put an end to forgetting to buy that essential item by asking Alexa to add it to your shopping list. All you have to do is use your voice to add items to your list and access it in the Alexa app whenever’s convenient for you.

“Alexa, create a list”
“Alexa, what’s on my shopping list?”
“Alexa, add call Mum to my to do list”
“Alexa, add toilet paper to my shopping list”
“Alexa, what lists do I have?”

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Announcements

Get everyone’s attention with announcements. Broadcast a voice message around your home to one or multiple supported devices which are registered to the same account.

“Alexa, announce good morning everyone”
“Alexa, tell everyone dinner’s ready”
“Alexa, announce it’s time to go”

Weather

Get help planning your day. Alexa can tell you today's weather forecast or prepare you for the rest if the week.

“Alexa, what's the weather?”
“Alexa, will it rain tomorrow in Bondi?”
"Alexa, what's the forecast for this week?"

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