It's Halloween week right now, with trick or treaters left, right and centre (although maybe not as many as usual, for obvious reasons). The good news for smart home aficionados is that you're likely well-equipped to take the lead in the spooking stakes.
We've got the down-low on all the commands you need, and the first is a doozy. Say, "Alexa, start Halloween Ambiance" and you'll be greeted by a cavalcade of creepy sounds. We're talking creaking floorboards, whistling winds and thunderclaps. Keep your ears open for the odd scream, too.
Another useful one is,"Alexa, open Ghost Detector", which'll start a little ghost-catching routine that should thrill any young ones.
Read more: Our haunted house guide
If you're a bit more an intellectual household than one of thrill-seekers, though, there's also a Halloween Quiz you can ask Alexa for to get some kooky questions to answer. Or if you think you've got a burgeoning talent for potion brewing, ask Alexa to "Open Magic Potion" for some instruction.
There are a whole range of commands you can throw Alexa's way this Halloween if you fancy more, though. Check out the full list below:
Alexa, are witches real?
Alexa, cast a spell
Alexa, give me a magic potion
Alexa, happy Halloween
Alexa, tell me a fact about ghosts
Alexa, tell me a fact about skeletons
Alexa, tell me a fact about witches
Alexa, tell me a fact about zombies
Alexa, tell me a Halloween joke
Alexa, tell me a joke about monsters
Alexa, tell me a joke about pumpkins
Alexa, tell me a joke about witches
Alexa, tell me a joke about zombies
Alexa, tell me a spooky fact
Alexa, tell me a spooky story
Alexa, trick or treat, and Trick or treat smell my feet
Alexa, what are you wearing for Halloween
Alexa, what should I wear for Halloween
Alexa, when did Halloween begin?
Alexa, why do we carve pumpkins at Halloween?
Alexa, why do we trick or treat?