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5 ways Alexa can entertain your Thanksgiving guests



Nothing brings a holiday gathering together like the right music, lighting and games and more.

During your Thanksgiving celebrations, use Alexa to make the holiday more festive. Here are some tips.

Stream on Alexa

The key to the best musical experience during a party is to use your favorite streaming service paired with your Alexa device.

Do not already have one? Amazon Music is currently offering three months of service for $ .99 during the holiday season. If you're already loyal to Spotify, you can stream it from your Alexa-enabled speaker. Pandora Premium accounts too.

To link your music player to Alexa, go to the Alexa app menu and tap Settings> Music & Media. Then Now, whenever you want some music, say something like, "Alexa, play Beyonce's new holiday song," or " Alexa, play my holiday playlist, "or" Alexa, play Thanksgiving music. " After you make the command, your device will find the song (s) on your preferred music player.

Pro tip: Try "Alexa, sing a Thanksgiving song" for a laugh.


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Get the lighting right

My youngest daughter thinks it's not a party unless there's creative lighting. Alexa can help with that.

If you have LiFX, TP-Link and Philips Hue smart bulbs you can change the color of your lighting without linking or adding skills. To change the color, say something like, "Alexa, make the lights blue."

Do not forget about Alexa. Just say, "Alexa, dim the lights."

Get game updates

We've had the big game playing in the background during Thanksgiving dinners at my grandma's, but no doubt it can be distracting. You can use Alexa to keep everyone updated instead. Just ask, "Alexa, what's the score of the [team] game" or "Alexa, did the [team] win?"

Get your game on

There are dozens of fun games you can play using Alexa, like Jeopardy, Deal or No Deal and Bingo. 25 fun Alexa games to play for your next dinner party

Alexa can help. Missing the dice from a game? Say, "Alexa, roll a the" or "Alexa, roll a 26-sided the." Tell a story

If you're not into playing games, have Alexa tell everyone a story. Ask for a holiday themed story, "Alexa, why do we celebrate Thanksgiving?"

If you're not against Christmas stories at Thanksgiving Say, "Alexa, read A Christmas Carol." You can also tell a mystery by saying, "Alexa, open Radio Mystery Theater."

Here are a bunch of other things to try with Alexa

Or, try these 12 ways Alexa can help you this Thanksgiving


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