Complete List of Amazon Echo Commands that can Trigger an IFTTT Recipe

Here is a complete list of the commands that you can give to your Amazon Echo to which you can tie actions to be taken in an IFTTT recipe. When you say this to Alexa, it will cause a particular predefined action that you have defined (the IFTTT recipe) to be taken. For example, when we say “Alexa, play Amy Winehouse’s You Know I’m No Good,” our Facebook status gets updated when the song starts playing.

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Here is the complete list of Amazon Echo IFTTT recipe triggers (the “this” half of the “if this then that” equation, like the “Alexa, play Amy Winehouse’s You Know I’m No Good” in our above example). For a complete list of the different actions you can connect them to (the “post a status update on Facebook” half of the equation) go here.

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This list was put together with information available at the IFTTT site. For an easy-to-follow tutorial on how to create your own IFTTT recipes, plus how get IFTTT recipes for your Amazon Echo that others have made, see our article on Amazon Echo home automation and IFTTT recipes.

Complete List of Amazon Echo IFTTT “If This” Recipe Trigger Connections and Actions

  • Ask what’s on your To Do List – fires every time the you ask Alexa what’s on your To Do List.
  • Add an item to your To Do List – fires every time you add an item to your To Do List.
  • Complete an item on your To Do List – fires every time you complete an item on your To Do List.
  • Edit an item on your To Do List – fires every time you edit an item on your To Do List.
  • Delete an item from your To Do List – fires every time you delete an item on your To Do List.
  • Ask what’s on your Shopping List – fires every time the you ask Alexa what’s on your Shopping List.
  • Add an item to your Shopping List – fires every time you add an item to your Shopping List.
  • Complete an item on your Shopping List – fires every time you complete an item on your Shopping List.
  • Edit an item on your Shopping List – fires every time you edit an item on your Shopping List.
  • Delete an item from your Shopping List – fires every time you delete an item on your Shopping List.
  • Ask for a sports team’s score – fires every time you ask Alexa for a sports score.
  • Ask for a sports team’s next game – fires every time you ask Alexa for a team’s next game.
  • Play a song – fires every time a complete song (not a sample) from an Amazon source is played on Alexa.
  • Your Alarm goes off – fires every time your alarm goes off.
  • Your Timer goes off – fires every time your timer goes off.

 

The thing to understand is that you can tie any resulting action to any of the above
Amazon Echo commands. So instead of tying “play a song” to posting a Facebook status, we could have as easily created an IFTTT recipe that posted a status on Facebook any time we added something to our shopping list (but that would be silly).

Some of our favorite recipes created by others include send someone an email when you add something to your to do list, send someone a text message when you add something to your to do list, and ‘find my phone’.

You can see a list of Amazon Echo IFTTT recipes that others have made here.

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