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Motorola Smart Speaker with Amazon Alexa - Supported Alexa features

Moto Smart Speaker - Alexa Features

The Moto Smart Speaker with Amazon Alexa lets you play music, get news and weather, ask questions, and more. Since it’s integrated with your phone, Alexa is able to provide both audible responses as well as helpful visual cards on your phone’s display. And with four built-in microphones, Alexa is able to hear you from a distance and respond, even if your phone is locked.

Here’s some things you can do with Alexa on your Moto Smart Speaker.


Alexa-to-Alexa calling, Alexa-to-Alexa Messaging and place Mobile/Landline calls in the U.S is easy. Simply say “Alexa”, followed by a command.

Things you can say:

  • “Alexa, drop in on the Kitchen”
  • “Alexa, send a message to Jeff”
  • “Alexa, Broadcast dinner is ready”

News, Weather, and Questions

Asking Alexa questions, the weather, or for the latest headlines is easy. Simply say “Alexa”, followed by a command.

Things you can say:

  • “Alexa, play my flash briefing”
  • “Alexa, what’s the weather in Chicago?”
  • “Alexa, will it rain tomorrow?”
  • “Alexa, how many teaspoons are in a tablespoon?”


Use Alexa to stream music hands-free on your Moto Smart Speaker. While streaming, album art and media controls will appear on your phone’s display. All music is streamed from Amazon Prime Music, Amazon Music Unlimited, or from your Amazon cloud library. If you do not have an account, you can set one up at music.amazon.com.

Things you can say:

  • “Alexa, play <artist name> on Amazon Music”
  • “Alexa, play smooth jazz”
  • “Alexa, next song”
  • “Alexa, volume 10”

You can also listen to other music services, such as Spotify, Pandora, or YouTube, by manually opening those apps on your phone and pressing play. Just attach your Moto Smart Speaker and turn up the volume.

Skills & Smart Home Skills

The Moto Smart Speaker supports many Alexa Skills that you can control by voice. To use this feature, make sure to download the Amazon Alexa app to setup skills first. You can learn more about Alexa skills on Amazon’s website, as well as available Smart Home skills.

Things you can say:

  • “Alexa, play Jeopardy”
  • “Alexa, ask Uber to request a ride”
  • “Alexa, turn off the lights in the living room”
  • “Alexa, ask Fitbit for how many steps I’ve taken”


Sit back, relax, and listen to a book with Kindle and Audible books.

Things you can say:

  • “Alexa, play the Kindle book, Wildwood.”
  • “Alexa, pause.”
  • “Alexa, play the apothecary on Audible.”

Timers and Alarms

You can set an alarm with the Moto Smart Speaker using Alexa.

Things you can say:

  • “Alexa, set an alarm for 5 a.m.”
  • When an alarm is going off, say, “Alexa, stop.”

Note: If you want to manually manage alarms previously setup, make sure to download the Amazon Alexa app, as alarms set by Alexa will not appear in your phone’s Clock application.

Shopping List

You can manage your shopping list with Alexa.

Things you can say:

  • “Alexa, add milk, butter and eggs to my shopping list”
  • “Alexa, remind me to buy cheese when i get  home”

Unsupported Features

Some features available on other Alexa-enabled devices are not currently supported on the Moto Smart Speaker. This includes:

  • Hands-free music streaming from non-Amazon music services, such as Spotify, Pandora, iHeartRadio, or TuneIn.
  • Viewing song lyrics during music playback.  

New Alexa features are being added all the time. To ensure your Moto Smart Speaker performs at its best with the latest available functionality, please update or install the latest version of the following apps from the Google Play Store:

Moto Mod Manager

Moto Voice

Moto Alexa

Amazon Alexa

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