What are some voice commands I can use with my ecobee4?


The list of built-in voice commands for Alexa is constantly growing, but to get started you can try some of these on your ecobee4.


To enable other specific 3rd party Alexa skills (like trivia, ambient noise, or news) you must enable them through the Alexa App or at


To control and adjust the temperature with your voice, you must enable the ecobee Smart Home skill. Click here to learn how to enable the ecobee Smart Home skill. 


Getting Ready for the Day


Check weather: "Alexa, what's the weather like?" or "Alexa, will it rain today?" or "Alexa, will I need an umbrella today?"


Get the weather forecast: "Alexa, what's the weather going to be like this weekend?”


Check your commute: "Alexa, what's my commute look like?" or "Alexa, what's traffic like?"


Check your appointments: "Alexa, what's on my calendar for today?"


General Knowledge


Get Wikipedia information: "Alexa, Wikipedia [subject]."


Ask a general question: "Alexa, how tall is [person or object's name]?" or "Alexa, how many people live in America?"


Convert units: "Alexa, how many [units] are in [units]?"


Basic math: "Alexa, what's [number] plus [number]?" or, "Alexa, what's [number] times [number]?"


Advanced math: "Alexa, [number] factorial."


Definition of a word: "Alexa, what's the definition of [word]?"


Spelling of a word: "Alexa, how do you spell [word]?"


Time, Date, Alarms & Timers


Set alarm: "Alexa, set an alarm for [time]" or "Alexa, wake me up at [time]."


Set a timer: "Alexa, set a timer for [time]."


Check timer status: "Alexa, how much time is left on my timer?"


Ask the time: "Alexa, what time is it?"


Ask the date: "Alexa, what's the date?"


Check dates: "Alexa, when is [holiday] this year?"


To-do Lists & Events


Add to your to-do list: "Alexa, add 'go to the grocery store' to my to-do list" or "Alexa, I need to make an appointment with the doctor."


Check calendar event: "Alexa, what's on my calendar for tomorrow?"


Add event to a calendar: "Alexa, add [event] to my calendar for [day] at [time]" or "Alexa, add an event to my calendar."


Create shopping list: "Alexa, add eggs to my shopping list" or "Alexa, I need to buy laundry detergent."


Check your shopping list: "Alexa, what's on my shopping list?"


Music & Media


Play music: "Alexa, play some music."


Play specific artist: "Alexa, play music by [artist]."


Music controls: "Alexa, play" or, "Alexa, next."


Restart song: "Alexa, restart."


Play a radio station: "Alexa, play [radio station] on TuneIn."


Play an audiobook: "Alexa, play [title] on Audible," "Alexa, read [title]" or "Alexa, play the book, [title]."


Resume the last played audiobook: "Alexa, resume my book."


You can see even more voice commands to try or 3rd party Alexa skills to enable in your Alexa app under “Things to Try”.


For a list of voice commands that you can use to control your thermostat’s temperature click here.


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