What are your favorite uses for Alexa or other voice assistants like Siri, Cortana, or Google Assistant?

What are your favorite uses for Alexa or other voice assistants?

I use Amazon Alexa to:
  • Turn things on/off around the house
  • Add things to my grocery list
  • Check the weather forecast
  • Check my morning commute time
  • Listen to music or audible
  • Answer random questions
  • If I had a more complicated calendar then I would ask it for my daily schedule
  • I don't really listen to the news

I use the Google Assistant to:
  • Navigate maps
  • Interact with voicemail
  • Reply to chat messages

Am I missing any of your favorite uses for voice assistants? Which assistant(s) do you use and why?
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Brandon LyonSenior Frontend DeveloperAsked:
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BrianIT ManagerCommented:
I also use my Alexa to set timers when i'm cooking. My wife asks for an animal joke everyday before she goes to work...she is a veterinarian and wants to engage the young kids that come in.
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Brandon LyonSenior Frontend DeveloperAuthor Commented:
Yeah that's a good use. When I'm in the kitchen I use the timers and ask for cooking measurement conversions like oz to tbsp.
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Lucas BishopClick TrackerCommented:
I don't have any of those devices, but a friend of mine has an Alexa dot, that he uses in his car. Has it plugged into the Aux-In on the stereo and into the charging port. Basically uses it as his DJ for driving.
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Brandon LyonSenior Frontend DeveloperAuthor Commented:
Nice! That's pretty clever and never occurred to me. I might try that out later this week.
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Brandon LyonSenior Frontend DeveloperAuthor Commented:
Thanks for participating everyone
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