Our favorite IFTTT recipes for the Amazon Echo

Don’t think of it as talking to yourself, think of it as talking to your house. That’s better, right?

There are tons of things you can do with Amazon Echo. It grows in functionality every week, and if you use the things Echo connects to there’s no better accessory for controlling things with your voice. If you don’t have everything Echo connects to, there’s a good chance you can find a way to make things work for you through the most powerful accessory to this platform, which is IFTTT. For the uninitiated, IFTTT is a web service that lets you connect smart things that don’t natively offer functionality between the two. When you add an Amazon Echo into the mix, you gain the ability to initiate those actions with your voice, as well as extend Echo’s functionality through this web service.

Here’s a quick list of our favorite IFTTT recipes for the Amazon Echo.