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Create your own commands for Amazon Echo and Google Home

Be the boss of your smart hub.
Amazon Echo Google Home

These smart speakers get smarter once you teach them a few custom tricks.


The Amazon Echo and the Google Home are among the elite when it comes to smart hub speakers. The list of supported commands for the Amazon and Google speakers is growing all the time, but if you find something's missing, you've got another option—create your own.

The easiest way to create a custom Amazon Echo or Google Home command is to make use of IFTTT (If This Then That), a free service that connects together all kinds of other services and apps—you can use it to copy your Facebook status updates to Twitter, or to get

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