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Podcast: what are the 5 most useful Alexa commands?

most useful Alexa commands
Speak smarter: we reveal five great Alexa commands

In the second episode of the new Big Tech Question podcast, Barry is joined by a new co-presenter: Alexa!

With Amazon’s voice assistant with him in the studio, Barry describes how to activate five of the most useful Alexa commands – and, of course, you can hear the results she delivers. 

The podcast lasts for just five minutes, and remember to switch off the mic on your Echo speakers if you’re listening aloud in the same room.

You can listen to the show by using the embedded player above (may not be visible on mobile), or by clicking on any of the links below!

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About the author

Barry Collins

Barry has scribbled about tech for almost 20 years for The Sunday Times, PC Pro, WebUser, Which? and many others. He was once Deputy Editor of Mail Online and remains in therapy to this day. Email Barry at

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