The best voice commands for the Gigaset smart speaker L800HX

15. October 2019 Published by Raphael Doerr

In April 2019, Gigaset presented its latest innovation, the Gigaset smart speaker L800HX, demonstrating what state-of-the-art telephony might look like in the 21st century. Handsfree is in vogue in the private sphere – in particular when (like the smart speaker) the device is not only a phone, but also an VPA with Amazon Alexa integrated in it.

We now intend to post regular blog articles here presenting the many and diverse ways in which the integrated voice assistant Alexa can actually be used. We’ve done a bit of research and compiled the latest, funniest and perhaps also the least known Amazon Alexa voice commands. That helps make using the Gigaset smart speaker L800HX even more enjoyable – and if it happens that none of your friends and family can be reached, then you can simply chat with Alexa …

Voice command of the week

Say “Alexa, tell me something interesting.”

Weekly highlights

  • “Alexa, what’s showing in the movie theater?” (Define the location of your L800HX to obtain results for where you are. Select the device icon at the bottom right of the Alexa app > Echo and Alexa, L800HX, then enter your address under “Location”)
  • “Alexa, read Zonenrandkind from Audible”(the audio book marking the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin wall – you can listen to it free of charge until October 25 (German only))
  • “Alexa, start my day.” (A single voice command can be used to instigate several actions, such as turning on connected lamps (by means of Gigaset plug) and reading the news out. Go to the Alexa app and select “Routines”)

Voice commands you might like to try out

  • “Alexa, play the news.”
  • “Alexa, tell me a cat joke.”
  • “Alexa, open Deal or no Deal.”
  • “Alexa, what’s good for a cold?”
  • “Alexa, give me a play on words.”
  • “Alexa, how many people live on our planet?”
  • “Alexa, play some music to motivate me.”
  • “Alexa, start Quiz Duel.”
  • “Alexa, find me a recipe with pumpkin.”
  • “Alexa, why did the chicken cross the road?”
  • “Alexa, start my sports program.”
  • “Alexa, when’s the next public holiday?”
  • “Alexa, what’s your biggest fear?”
  • “Alexa, when’s the next MotoGP race?”
  • “Alexa, what’s the riddle of the day?”
  • “Alexa, put milk on the shopping list.”
  • “Alexa, what’s on my shopping list?” (So that you can check it against what’s in your cart)




The ways in which you can interact with the Gigaset smart speaker L800HX are virtually infinite thanks to integration of Amazon Alexa and the voice commands for it. Yet the smart speaker’s clear advantage is in its top-class telephony, which has garnered a lot of praise from the media. teltarif.de notes that the L800HX “blurs the boundary between fixed-line telephony and a clever sound box,” while T3N praises it as a combination of all the familiar “Alexa features with a DECT phone.”

Best of all: Try it out yourself. You can find the new Gigaset smart speaker L800HX at just about all specialty retailers – from Saturn to Media Markt. And it’s bound to be an interesting Christmas present for family and friends.


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